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Gone Missing

Lose a tooth? We can help you choose the right replacement option. CROWN & BRIDGE is a collective phrase for several methods of restoring teeth. When a tooth has been damaged but is healthy enough to save, we place a crown that covers it and binds it together for strength. Crowns can be fashioned from gold or alloys, porcelain, or a combination of materials. A bridge can span a single missing tooth, or many. Conventional bridges usually involve crowns at both ends with a false tooth, called a "pontic." DENTURES—full or partial—are artificial teeth, usually removable, that fit over the gums where natural teeth are missing. We place conventional dentures after all tissues have healed. Immediate dentures go in immediately [...]

By |2022-01-10T22:54:38+00:00May 24th, 2022|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Gone Missing

Your Teeth and How to Keep Them

By studying the anatomy of a tooth and learning about the functions of the many structures, we can better understand the basics of maintaining good oral health and why it is so important to avoid cavities. Let's take a look at... The crown is the part of the tooth you see when you look in your mouth. The crowns of your back teeth have pointed cusps and depressions. When you chew, the cusps of the teeth in one jaw fit into the depressions of the teeth in the other jaw. The root portion of a tooth anchors the tooth in the jawbone. It is hidden by gums. The root makes up about two-thirds of the total length of the tooth. [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:19:59+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Your Teeth and How to Keep Them

Crown Considerations

When You'll Need a Crown For whatever reason, your tooth needs reinforcement and restoration. Perhaps it's an unsightly color. Maybe you cracked it on a popcorn kernel—or it's been weakened by several fillings. Maybe you've had root canal therapy. You're probably going to need a replacement crown on that tooth. If two or more teeth are compromised, or there's a gap where a tooth is missing, you'll need the crown's cousin—the bridge. Do I have choices? Definitely. There are four categories of crowns, or caps, as defined by their composition: the all-gold crown, the porcelain covering the gold crown, the porcelain covering the non-precious metal crown, and the all-porcelain crown. Up-Sides and Down-Sides All-gold: UP: Outstanding from a dental health [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:41:52+00:00September 15th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Crown Considerations

Crowns: Dental Workhorses

Most dentists will agree that crown restorations are at the heart of general dentistry. We've all studied crowns in dental school, and some of us have done our best work replacing missing teeth and saving the rest. Research has given us the wherewithal to achieve virtually ideal restorations. They are natural-looking, comfortable and stable in the moist environment of the mouth. We're better equipped than ever to build strong, long-lasting and cosmetically superior crowns. What is a crown? A crown (or cap) is a restoration placed over a broken tooth that cannot sustain a conventional filling. By covering the biting surfaces and sides of the tooth, a crown strengthens the damaged tooth by binding together the remaining structures. There are [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:27:45+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Crowns: Dental Workhorses

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be "yes!" Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you're missing just one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials available, we can surgically implant a space-age material, such as titanium, into your jawbone as an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth (such as a crown, a bridge, or a complete denture). Implanted teeth function the way your natural teeth use to—sometimes even better! Having dental implants helps elevate your sense of self-confidence, especially when talking, chewing or just being [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:27:14+00:00January 14th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?