Sometimes teeth become decayed, cracked, or stained, and in some cases this severely hinders what you want your appearance to be. Our dental offices use a white composite that matches the natural color of your teeth to restore the appearance of your teeth.
There are many advantages of using the white composite resin that we use in our offices. Many people prefer the look of tooth-colored fillings compared to the silver-colored filling.
The filling procedure is normally completed in a single office visit and is as painless as brushing your teeth.
The composite resin is trimmed and polished, and essentially leaves your teeth at the same natural color they should be.
Composite resins generally last for a period of 4-7 years, after which point they begin to wear away. At this point it is customary to have the procedure done again. We commonly conduct filling procedures for cavities, chipped teeth, discolored teeth, and misarranged teeth.
As we age our teeth are not as structurally sound and may decay or become severely damaged. Not to mention the effect this has on our smile and general appearance. Generally, people with these maladies are very reluctant to smile, and their confidence is badly shaken.
If you find yourself in the group of people mentioned above, perhaps getting a crown is the answer for you. A crown is a permanent restoration that will improve your smile and give your teeth a healthy normal look. If your teeth start to crack, break, or is diseased it might even be necessary to have a crown.
Crowns serve the purpose of helping support the tooth, and improving the way the tooth looks.
Bridges are installed to replace the gap that is formed from a missing tooth, and is anchored by two adjoining crowns. Bridges also help improve the appearance of your smile in addition to preventing your teeth from shifting out of position after tooth loss.
Bridges can be custom made according to the mouth of the patient, and the color or shade can be made to mirror the color or shade of the surrounding teeth. Our dental practices excel in providing the most efficient crown & bridge installations.
Dentures are an affordable solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Although dentures will probably never feel as comfortable as your original teeth, today's advancements in technology make it possible for the denture to look just as natural as your original teeth.
The two main types of dentures are: full and partial. The type you choose will be determined upon the basis of whether or not you need all of your teeth replaced or just the individual tooth(s). Making this decision will be simple as our trained professionals will guide you through the denture process.
Partial dentures (or partials) are made to fit where some natural teeth might still exist. The natural teeth are used to anchor the partial in most cases, and in some cases they fit onto dental implants.
Full Dentures (sometimes called "false teeth") are made to replace all teeth on the top or bottom (sometimes both) of your jaw. These are normally made from acrylic plastic to fit over your gums, and in some cases they fit over dental implants.
Dentures need to be cared for just as carefully as your original teeth. They develop plaque and tartar build-up just like your original teeth. So your dentures must be brushed and soaked to stay in optimal condition. Be sure to discuss denture care with our staff if this is an option that you feel is best for you.
A lot of times people hear the word "root canal" and they're immediately over-taken with fear. No reason to fear. In fact, the necessity of a root canal can be encouraging news as it means that your tooth can be saved. Root canal therapy is recommended when the pulp, or nerve, of the tooth becomes infected or diseased. What we do is remove the infected pulp, which prevents further bacteria growth which ultimately would lead to a lot worse problems such as swelling of the face, abscess, and tooth loss.
The following is a list of indications of the need of Root Canal Therapy:
After a root canal procedure is completed the tooth has no nerve, but will still function as a normal tooth and must be cared for accordingly. Many times a crown is recommended to cover your treated tooth to help restore strength, form, and function of the tooth.
A dental extraction is simply the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are completed on a case by case basis but the most common reasons for a dental extraction are the following: decayed tooth that cannot be restored, permanent teeth for orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth that are impacted or that have grown in sideways.