Crowns and fixed bridges are used to treat problems of decay, fractured teeth, malocclusion and to protect teeth which have had root canal treatment, or large fillings. They can also be used to change tooth color and shape.
Dental crowns are restorations that cover up or “cap” natural teeth, restoring them to their natural size. A well-made crown should appear inconspicuous. The crown not only improves function and appearance, but can also protect a tooth that might otherwise be lost.
If you need to have dentures (either top, bottom or both) and at the same time you need to have some or all of your teeth extracted due to severe gum disease, generalized infection, bone structure loss, or any other valid reason, we will be able to take impressions, run fittings and fabricate your denture(s), so they will be ready before your teeth are extracted.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. It can be attached to the teeth with clasps (clasp or conventional partial) or it can be attached to the teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps). Both types have a metal framework and plastic teeth and gum areas.
What is Reconstructive Dentistry? Reconstructive dentistry refers to any restorative dentistry procedure that involves replacing or repairing broken or missing teeth, bones, or tissue. Procedures and types of dentistry that are classified as reconstructive dentistry include full mouth reconstruction, dental implant restorations, TMJ treatment, dental bridge placement, dental crown placement, inlays and onlays, and replacing old metal fillings. A general dentist can perform many of these procedures, but you should speak with the dentist prior to treatment to view samples of the doctor’s restorative dentistry results and previous full mouth reconstructions.
When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved and enhanced with the integration of dental implants and implant-retained teeth. Esthetically pleasing replacement teeth that not only look, but feel and function like natural teeth, can be fabricated and custom-fit to accommodate different types of dental implants.
Restorative Dentistry involves the appearance and function of teeth using a variety of techniques.
- Esthetic fillings
- Implant retained dentures
- Implant retained crowns
- Implant retained bridges
- Dental veneers Bleaching
- Dentures Bonding Crowns Bridges
Veneers are custom-made, custom-fitted, very thin pieces of porcelain which are bonded to your natural teeth. Veneers are an excellent way to correct minor tooth anomalies such as chips, stained or discolored teeth, and to alter length or size of the teeth with minimized risk to your natural tooth structure.
Overdentures go over natural teeth or over dental implants. Many patients suffer with ill fitting loose complete dentures that move or fall out when patients are speaking or eating. One solution is to construct a special type of dentures that goes over and attaches to something underneath. Keeping a few natural teeth or placing dental implants in the bone under the denture also helps keep the jaw bone healthy. This avoids much of the bone loss often seen in the jaw after teeth are removed.
With laser bleaching a dentist applies a peroxide solution to your teeth and then uses light or a laser to accelerate the whitening process. It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete the procedure. The process involves no additional at home treatment.