In addition to our cosmetic dentistry services, including Porcelain Veneers, Dental Implants, porcelain crowns and laser dental whitening, our team of dentists and oral surgeons performs various restorative dentistry treatments that maintain function while approving the appearance of your smile.
A dental bridge allows our cosmetic dentists and specialists to replace lost teeth without the use of a denture or implants. Basically a false tooth is held in place by being attached to a tooth next door. The disadvantage is that the teeth next to the space have to be prepared in a similiar way to a crown in order to accept the bridge.
When a patient looses some or all of their teeth, a denture may restore their appearance and function during speech and eating. A denture may have a metal or plastic base, usually though an upper denture will have a plastic base. When teeth are to be extracted an immediate denture allows the teeth to be replaced on the same day as they are pulled out.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile. Anyone with short, worn teeth or those that are chipped and broken throughout the mouth would be an excellent candidate. Combining the science of Neuromuscular Dentistry with the artistry of Cosmetic Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
Neuromuscular Dentistry measures and determines the optimal position of the jaw. Once determined, the jaw position is corrected with the use of an orthotic (a virtually invisible appliance that fits over the top of the lower teeth, gently repositioning the jaw) or the application of dental restorations, including Porcelain Veneers, crowns or onlays. As an added benefit, the restorations are exceptionally attractive and strong, enhancing the smile beautifully.
Silver amalgam fillings are a mixture of silver and mercury and have been used to restore teeth for more than 150 years. Some of the shortcomings of amalgams are:
• Dark and unattractive appearance
• Expansion with hot and cold that eventually leads to tooth fracture
• Leakage of fluids and bacteria as amalgam does not bond to the tooth
• Amalgam needs to have bulk for strength; this meant that fillings had to be overly large and deep
Thankfully, technology has offered us new materials such as synthetic Composites and ceramics that are white or tooth colored. These materials are not only natural looking, they require minimal tooth removal since they are bonded or fused to the tooth to improve strength.
If you would like more information about our Restorative Dentistry options including dentures, dental bridges and full mouth rehabilitation, please Contact Us to schedule a consultation at our practice.
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