When teeth have become weakened due to damage or decay, porcelain crowns can help to strengthen and protect them. Crowns are custom-made to look and feel like your natural teeth. These restorations can be necessary to relieve pain and sensitivity caused by a heavily damaged or decayed tooth, as well as to reduce the risk of losing your tooth altogether. Crowns are designed to be strong, durable, and as much like your natural teeth as possible.
What are Dental Crowns?
Porcelain dental crowns are placed over the affected tooth during a simple and safe cosmetic dentistry procedure. After a consultation with our doctors to determine how best to meet a patient’s unique needs, a cast is taken of the teeth. This cast is sent to a dental laboratory, where it will be used to create custom dental crowns that will fit perfectly over the affected tooth or teeth.
The dental crowns will be placed during a second appointment. The crowns will totally encapsulate the teeth and will be bonded with a dental adhesive. The entire process is quick and safe. A local anesthetic may be used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns have a lot to offer. They remedy the physical pain and extreme discomfort that weak, decayed, or damaged teeth can cause. They also strengthen teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew properly. Dental crowns look and work like natural, healthy teeth. They can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile, boosting your self-confidence in the process. Most of our patients are very pleased with the results of dental crowns.
Missing teeth can gravely affect the functionality of your jaw, the overall appearance of your smile, and your self-esteem. If you have missing teeth, we can transform your smile with dental bridges. At our practice, we believe our patients should be able to experience the joy of a rejuvenated and healthy-looking smile, and we are pleased to offer this cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by missing teeth with natural-looking replacement teeth and are as attractive as they are functional.
If you are interested in learning more about what dental bridges can offer, contact our dental practice to schedule a consultation today!
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are dental restorations that are composed of dental crowns which are attached on either side to an abutment tooth. The crowns are bonded to the abutment teeth on either side of a gap to literally serve as a bridge. These dental bridges are fixed, durable, and can last for several years with proper care.
Before you undergo treatment, we will consult with you to evaluate your oral health and make sure that a dental bridge is the best way to meet your aesthetic and dental needs. The abutment teeth are then prepared for the crowns that support the replacement teeth. Local anesthetic is used to ensure total comfort during the process. Once the teeth are prepared, a cast is taken of the teeth so a dental lab can create dental bridges to precisely fit the patient. A temporary bridge is fitted to protect the abutment teeth until the dental bridges are created. The final dental bridges are fitted to the support teeth during a second appointment.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are many benefits to dental bridges; they can eliminate speech impediments that are caused by missing teeth, proper chewing and biting will be restored after dental bridges are placed, the overall shape of your face can be restored if it has been altered by tooth gaps, and dental bridges can stop surrounding teeth from gradually moving out of their proper position. Finally, dental bridges can help you achieve your goal of having a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile.
The loss of most or all of a person’s teeth can have devastating effects on his or her self-esteem. The dentures offered at our dental practice have the power to restore youthfulness, vigor, and beauty to your smile. Our team of experienced professionals is qualified to provide outstanding cosmetic dentistry treatments to our patients. Don’t let missing teeth impact your quality of life and self image. If you think you could benefit from dentures, contact our dental practice to schedule a consultation. We strive to provide the best possible service to our patients.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth that are custom made to replace missing teeth. Depending on the needs of the patient, dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures replace all of the upper and lower teeth. Partial dentures are appliances that attach in place to the gum line around existing teeth. We us dental materials of only the highest quality to craft the most comfortable and natural-looking dentures possible.
The procedure can vary according to how extensive the necessary work is. An examination is scheduled to determine exactly what will be needed to meet each patient’s unique needs. For complete dentures, any remaining teeth are gently removed to make room for the new prosthetic teeth. A mold is first taken of the gums so that perfectly fitting dentures can be custom made. When the dentures are prepared and the gums are healthy, an appointment will be made for denture placement. Complete dentures and partial dentures are fit securely to the gums. Both kinds are removable to maintain gum health.
Benefits of Dentures
Once the entire procedure is complete, people who once were missing most or all of their teeth have a full set of functional dentures that are custom designed to look natural, fit snugly but comfortably, and perhaps most importantly of all, restore function to the mouth. You will once again be able to bite, chew, and speak with ease with your new dentures. The sunken cheek look that accompanies extensive tooth loss will be remedied as well, giving your whole face a renewed and healthy look.