Dental crowns are durable tooth caps designed to fit over a broken, deeply decayed, damaged, or severely discolored tooth. A dental crown is placed over the natural remaining tooth to protect it and restore its strength, function, and appearance. Our dental office uses a wide variety of crown materials, but our most popular options are porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia crowns. Crowns are versatile and can repair or correct a variety of dental concerns: Deeply decayed teeth Weaken teeth due to a root canal Fracture, broken, or cracked teeth Broken or weak fillings Large, unattractive fillings Our dental crowns are known for their excellent strength, which makes them a reliable option. They also protect the natural tooth’s structure and can last for many years.
A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing one or several missing teeth in the upper or lower jaws. A bridge is a prosthetic with artificial teeth that relies on adjacent natural teeth for support. A bridge completes your smile, enables you to chew and speak with ease, and prevents your natural teeth from shifting into the gaps left by tooth loss. We offer different types of dental bridges, such as an implant-supported bridge, bonded bridge, Maryland bridge, temporary bridge, and more.
Dentures are a type of prosthesis (an artificial body part) used to accommodate some or all missing teeth. These devices are typically removable, but some are bonded or implanted. When all teeth are absent, complete dentures are used. When only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. Dentures may be for the maxillary (upper) arch, mandibular (lower) arch or both. Dentures can be conventional or immediate. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. A disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process, and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made. A removable partial denture (not a bridge, which is a fixed prosthesis) usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance. Give us a call today to schedule your complementary denture consultation to find out more about your specific options