- Category: Restorative Dentistry
Dental fillings are restorations used to repair tooth decay, minor tooth fractures as well as minor damage to the tooth surfaces. Some patients experience tooth enamel loss which often leads tooth sensitivity. This can be corrected with dental filling material to eliminate the issue. name at clinic offers tooth colored dental fillings so you can restore your smile while maintaining your esthetic appearance.
The materials used to create dental fillings are tooth colored porcelain/composite or silver amalgam. These materials can also be used to aid the functionality of biting and chewing by evening out the tooth’s surfaces for better contact.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays, also referred to as indirect fillings, are dental restorations that are fabricated in a laboratory and cemented into place by name ( Dentist). In cases with mild to moderate decay, inlays and onlays provide a more conservative option to dental crowns by saving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Inlays and onlays can also be used instead to traditional fillings for tooth decay and mild structural damage.
Dental bonding is otfen used in conjunction with other procedures and can be completed in a single appointment with name, your dentist. There are no impressions necessary, no lab work and no temporaries involved. Dental bonding can be used to correct cracks, chips, staining, spaces between teeth, spots left from braces, crookedness and the general esthetic appearance of your smile. In addition, patients are always happy to learn that the process is relatively inexpensive.
Temporary Dental Restoratations
A 'temporary' is a provisional restoration for patients whose treatment requires healing time, lab work or extensive treatment that cannot be completed in a single appointment. Temporary restorations allow the treatment site to remain protected and safe from infection during your treatment period. Today’s temporaries give off a natural appearance and allow the patient to preview the finalized result of the procedure with regard to size, feel, shape as well as function.
A dental crown is used to repair extensive tooth decay, damaged teeth, teeth that are cracked or missing, and problems with grinding. A dental crown can also provide a solution to the effects of wear and tear brought on by age, as well as enhancing function and esthetics. A dental crown is designed specifically to encompass the damaged tooth structure to protect it from further damage and infection.
A dental implant is often used in replacing a single missing tooth and in some cases is the only option for restoring the proper functions of a tooth and its supporting structure. Dental implants are also used to create the supporting structure for dental bridges in replacing multiple teeth as well as increasing the stability of dentures by minimizing gum irritation. Unlike dental bridges, a dental implant doesn’t require the preparation of adjacent teeth in its treatment. A titanium screw is used as replacement tooth roots and a dental crown is placed on top above the gum line to give a natural appearance.
A dental bridge is used to replace two or more missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause teeth to shift, a change in bite, speech impediment as well as increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease such as periodontitis. A dental bridge is a treatment performed by name, your dentist, to replace the missing teeth with prosthetics and stabilize them with crown attachments to adjacent teeth.
A complete denture is used to replace missing teeth for patients who have no remaining teeth. It is important to replace missing teeth as their absence can not only affect your ability to chew and speak properly, but also negatively impact your facial appearance with sagging features resulting from the loss of tooth structure. Dentures can either be fixed or removable. Some patients may need to have remaining teeth extracted in order to place the denture as well as correcting any bony ridges to ensure proper placement and comfort.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan used in cases which require a combination of dental procedures to ensure both a functional and esthetically pleasing smile. The teeth within the upper and lower jaws are rebuilt and restored. This treatment can span 12 months or more depending what is required for the case.