White fillings are bonded to the tooth and made of resin composite material. It is matched to your individual tooth shade, making an esthetically pleasing filling.
A crown is a type of “restoration” that covers the entire surface of an existing tooth. A crown may be necessary for a number of reasons which could include, fractures, large decayed areas, previous root canal treatment, large cracked fillings, or bruxism (grinding).
A bridge is a great option for many patients to replace teeth they may have lost in the past. When we fabricate a bridge, the patient needs to have existing teeth on both sides of an empty space. These neighboring teeth are then prepared for crowns, and these crowns hold a replacement crown in the missing space.
A dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where the bone is then able to fuse around the implant, creating a solid anchoring structure. A crown abutment is then screwed onto the implant after healing has occurred. This abutment is where a crown is cemented upon treatment completion.
We offer many cosmetic procedures such as all porcelain crowns, veneers and tooth whitening.
During your initial comprehensive exam, we will also perform an exam on your gum tissue. In this exam, we take a series of measurements of your gum tissue in order to determine your periodontal health. If these measurements indicate deep pockets of tissue surrounding your teeth, then gum therapy or scaling and root planing may have to be initiated. If periodontal disease goes untreated, the patient risks losing teeth in the future due to recession, bone loss, and mobility of their teeth.
Prosthodontics: Dentures and Partials
This photo shows a full denture retained with dental implants. Dental implants can give a denture greater chewing retention and increased function.
All acrylic partial dentures provide an excellent esthetic option.