A severely damaged or decayed tooth may create cosmetic imperfections, become a source of sensitivity, or lead to significant pain. Porcelain crowns are designed to reinforce and restore the structural integrity of a tooth, while preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. With this procedure, we can often prevent the need for a tooth extraction. When a root canal is necessary to improve the health of the tooth, a porcelain crown can be used to strengthen the tooth structure, while improving cosmetic appearance with a natural looking result.
For qualified candidates, dental implants are by far the most functional, reliable, and most desirable method of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, not everyone is well-suited for dental implants and when dental implants are not indicated due to health complications, bone density concerns, or other compromising conditions, other alternatives for replacing missing teeth may have to be considered.
Dental supported bridges are custom designed to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth. A dental bridge features a row of fused tooth restorations to fill the gap and can either be a removable prosthetic or fixed in place by two crowns.
A partial denture is a removable prosthetic device that is custom-designed to replace multiple missing teeth throughout the upper or lower jaw. Typically, the tooth restorations are attached to a resin base that is tinted to match the color of your natural gums. The partial fits snugly in place and may use small clasps for added stability.
When an entire arch of teeth is missing. A full, removable denture can provide a natural-looking replacement for all the upper or lower teeth. A denture is one piece, usually a resin base with a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached. Dentures are customized to fit over the gums and remain in place with the help of suction and/or adhesives.