For replacing missing teeth, dental bridges are the perfect solution, A bridge usually consists of two crowns (connections) to the adjoining teeth with one more false teeth “bridged” between. The crowns are secured on the teeth adjacent to the gap and stability. Other methods to replace missing teeth are partial dentures and dental implants.
In situations with moderate to severe gum disease involving bone loss, minor surgical procedures are necessary to stop the progression of gum disease. If bone loss is contained to specific areas or meets certain conditions, it may be treated with bone regeneration. With this procedure, bony defects around the teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove all infected gum tissue. Once clean, these defects are filled with very small bone particles and covered with collagen.
The bonding process repairs chips and cracks in the teeth, and covers areas of discoloration and unevenness. The procedure consists of applying a composite resin to the teeth in layers, then dried and hardened with a laser. The tooth bonding is smoothed and polished once it has set.
Made famous by Hollywood stars, caps even out the appearance of teeth giving strength and a beautiful smile. Caps cover the entire tooth, sealing the chipped and broken areas. When all teeth are covered, a dazzling natural appearance results. An alternative to caps, are veneers or bonding.
A full mouth restoration, or complete smile makeover (full mouth reconstruction) consists of a full evaluation of everything that is needed- including any periodontal treatment, orthodontics, crowns, bridges, dental implants, caps, veneers or anything else that is needed to create an improved, healthy and radiant smile.
Porcelain crowns are strong and durable, and provide a white, natural looking smile by covering broken, irregular or chipped teeth. Porcelain crowns are state-of-the art and extremely long-wearing.
Whether full, partial or “over”, dentures are used to replace missing teeth. With today’s advances in dentures, you cannot tell the difference between dentures and real teeth because they look and feel like real teeth. Full dentures cover the entire area, and any remaining teeth are extracted. Partial dentures are used for patients who have lost relatively few teeth. “Over” dentures are fitted over remaining teeth and are more stable than full dentures. Dentures also have the added benefit of preventing the shifting of adjoining teeth.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extraction is performed for positional and structural reasons. Also to remove teeth that are so badly decayed or broken that they cannot be restored.
Composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings.Tooth fillings colored to look like a natural tooth are known as Composite Resin Dental Fillings and are made of a plastic dental resin. Composite Resin Dental Fillings are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile.
A full mouth reconstruction, or complete smile makeover (full mouth reconstruction) consists of a full evaluation of everything that is needed- including any periodontal treatment, orthodontics, crowns, bridges, dental implants, caps, veneers or anything else that is needed to create an improved, healthy and radiant smile.
An implant-supported bridges is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth and then, instead of placing a separate crown on top of each implant, the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, is not supported by implants, and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth.
The term involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face).
Dental implants are today’s best solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are truly state-of-the-art and they replace a missing tooth with a crown and base (post), which is permanently secured to the jaw and lasts a lifetime. A small titanium rod is fixed into the jawbone, and once the jawbone has securely adhered to it, a dental crown is attached.
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.
Invisalign® is the latest in orthodontics and is a procedure that amazingly adjusts and straightens teeth with little or no effort. The Invisalign® system is regarded as "invisible braces” and using a progressive approach over time, clear plastic aligners straighten the teeth.Your teeth are perfectly adjusted over approximately 18 to 30 “two-week” sessions which you can do at home.
Covering a wide range of treatments, oral surgery encompasses everything from a simple tooth extraction to dental implants. Some common types of oral surgery include removing wisdom teeth, installing dental implants, periodontal treatment (gum disease), and root canals.
This procedure can protect your bite (occlusion), maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions and create a well-aligned smile. Today's orthodontics involves repositioning of the teeth and underlying roots, providing better support for the crown of the tooth.
Is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged pulp, which is also known as nerve, of a tooth is removed and the inside areas (the pulp chamber and root canals) are filled and sealed.
Periodontal "gum" disease is caused by a bacterial infection that can irreversibly damage the teeth. If periodontal disease is caught in its early stages, it can be treated with regularly scheduled dental cleanings. Surgical intervention may become necessary if the disease begins to affect the supporting bone beneath the gums.
Porcelain veneers are amazingly, thin porcelain coverings that are installed over chipped, cracked or discolored teeth. They are attached to the front of teeth with bonding cement and set with a blue light. The result is natural-looking teeth and a perfectly balanced smile.
It can enhance the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Laser teeth whitening will provide the benefit to lessen the sensitivity after the procedure is done.