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The functionality and beauty of your teeth can be damaged by years of wear and tear, injury or poor care. This can cause your smile to look dull and lifeless. Your smile can be returned to its original health and vibrancy through restorative dentistry.
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One of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry is an implant. During this procedure a titanium post is inserted into your jawbone. This forms a secure platform for the attachment of a custom-created dental prosthetic, denture, or crown. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to preserve the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap.
Typical dentures require adhesive to keep them in place and can still shift. They can also cause problems such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Implant supported dentures help eliminate these problems. They better distribute the biting pressure of your dentures and stimulate the supportive structures of your teeth to keep the bone and gums from shrinking away.
Your self-esteem may be seriously affected by the loss of your teeth. You no longer have to feel self conscious about the loss of your teeth. You can restore your beauty and confidence. Dentures support your cheeks and lips so you don't lose the aesthetic appeal of a full set of teeth. Plus, advances in technology mean your removable dentures fit better and are more comfortable. Custom dentures look just like real teeth, and you can select the shade and shape of your teeth so you can have your ideal smile.
A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. You will be pleased with how your new partial denture restores the gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture will preserve your bone structure and the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.
Discoloration and chips and cracks in your teeth can be caused by a lifetime of wear and tear. A crown, sometimes known as a cap, can correct these issues and restore the brilliance of your smile. After some preparation, a crown, made of either porcelain pressed to metal, porcelain throughout or precious metal, is placed over your natural tooth to restore the functionality and beauty of your smile.
The loss of a tooth can be the result of gum disease, injury, decay or simple wear and tear. A gap in your teeth can cause significant problems. Your surrounding teeth will shift into the space, resulting in movement of your teeth throughout your mouth, which can cause discomfort, pain and many other problems down the road. A bridge is created out of metal, alloys or porcelain and uses the teeth on either side of the gap as supporting structures. A crown is placed on the teeth on either side of the gap and a prosthetic tooth is fused between the crowns to fill the gap. A bridge is a semi-permanent restoration, which means only a qualified dentist can remove it.
A significant amount of tooth decay may require the removal of a portion of your tooth. A customized, porcelain inlay or onlay can replace the removed portion. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Porcelain-milled inlays and onlays provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration, and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
TMJ, also known as TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disease, is a condition that can cause headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth and pain in your jaw joints and muscles. Many people suffer from this disease, but it can be treated. Based on the severity of your condition, we can recommend a course of treatment that will help alleviate your pain and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant.