Implants are titanium anchors that act like tooth root substitutes and are surgically placed into the upper and/or lower jaw bone. They can replace single missing teeth or serve as a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.
- Strengthen a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
- Improve chewing and speech.
- Preserve your facial structure by preventing bone loss that occurs with losing a tooth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting with tooth loss.
- Restore your smile and strengthen your confidence!
A three-dimensional scan will be taken to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. This image also shows other structures in your jaws and bone to make sure implants can be placed safely. In some cases, additional procedures may need to be done to accommodate the space needed for an implant and a surgical guide may be used to accomplish the best placement possible.
Impressions (molds) are taken to fabricate the implant crown (artificial tooth). Implants can also be attached to a denture or partial to provide more support and comfort.
Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for implants!
A crown, also known as a cap, works as a cover that encases your tooth. Its function is to restore the tooth to its original shape, size, and functionality.
It's important that your tooth is protected and strengthened. A crown does just that. Crowns are best when fillings or other restorations are ineffective.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (ceramic tooth colored crown) are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. Some crowns are made of metal, like gold, in certain circumstances or per your request.
- When you want to improve the look of your teeth
- For decayed teeth
- When your teeth are broken or cracked
- If a filling fractures
- For large fillings
- When a root canal is involved
- During your first appointment, we numb your tooth before it is cleaned and shaped in preparation for the crown.
- We then take impressions of your teeth that are sent to the lab to create your custom crown.
- You'll leave your first appointment with a temporary crown. This remains on your tooth for approximately two weeks while your new crown is being made.
- For your second appointment, we remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth again and make sure the new crown fits perfectly. You'll get instructions about proper care and maintenance from there.
Dentures and Partial Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore function.
A complete denture replaces all teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
A partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth using the support of the other teeth.
Temporary or immediate dentures often can be placed on the same day that teeth are removed.
Implants can be used to make partials or complete dentures more retentive.
A complete oral exam should be done annually to evaluate your gum tissue and bone inside your mouth, but also assess the comfort, fit, and integrity of your partials or complete dentures.
However, we understand that getting a root canal makes even the strongest people get nervous. We'll help you through the simple process so you can keep your natural tooth.
This can occur due to a deep cavity, trauma, or cracks.
Here's a summary of the root canal process:
- We remove the problematic nerves, bacteria and any tissues that are infected or damaged.
- We clean and disinfect the space and fill it with special, medicated dental material and sealant to ensure bacteria cannot get back inside your tooth so it doesn’t become re-infected.
- That's it. Your mouth will feel great again and your tooth is saved.