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Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Once teeth are missing from the jawbone—whether one or many; whether from accident or disease—something very important is missing as well. That's tooth stability. Any denture wearer will tell you there's nothing more upsetting than a slipping lower denture and the anxious uncertainty it brings. That's because once one or more teeth are removed, the jawbone that previously anchored the roots begins to dissolve. Dental researchers worked for years to find ways to keep bone from shrinking. Now we're proud to offer a solution that prevents bone loss while permitting durable, fixed, permanent restorations. They're dental implants. And they're the next best tooth replacement option to the real thing, because they're rooted in bone just like your original teeth. The [...]

By |2022-01-27T19:31:38+00:00July 19th, 2022|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

The Makings of a Better Smile

One of the best things about today's cosmetic dentistry is how dramatically your smile can be enhanced with very simple, conservative procedures. All of us differ in terms of our appetite for cosmetic improvement. But a custom plan can be developed that fits your own particular desire—and comfort level—to a "T." A great smile is the sum of its components. These include color, tooth spacing, size, straightness, gum line, and more. As we age, all of these components can be negatively affected: teeth darken, little chips and gaps show up, gum tissue contours grow less than perfect. There's no need to settle for this decline—we can help! There's a whole list of smile repairs we can make that were unheard [...]

By |2022-01-27T19:27:25+00:00June 28th, 2022|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on The Makings of a Better Smile

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

The Deal with Dentures

Dentures are one of those subjects where so much information is passed around and so little is really understood. Popular wisdom has it that only the first set of dentures fit properly. That's only partially true. They tend to feel best because the gum ridges have not yet receded. But we can now re-fit new dentures that look and feel just as good as the original. Denture fit depends largely on the health of the gums. That's why we recommend you see us at least once a year for a denture check-up. Denture adhesives? At best, a band-aid solution. Our office can do better than that. And no, overuse of your denture doesn't cause it to wobble. That's a result [...]

By |2021-06-25T20:45:43+00:00July 27th, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on The Deal with Dentures

Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options

Restorative dentistry is all about bringing mouths back into use. When you lose a tooth, nothing is ever quite the same. The entire balance of a healthy mouth is at risk. The bite alignment goes off; opposing teeth may drift in an unpredictable direction and the facial appearance ages. However, there's a lot we can do to improve function, aesthetics, and quality of life! Contact us today at (916) 565-2570. Bridges are partnered with crowns to resolve gaps left by missing teeth. The idea is to replace teeth with false or "pontic" teeth, secured by crowns on either side and fixed in place. Quality bridgework is one of dentistry's mainstays. Bridges look and feel very natural and are an excellent [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:31:12+00:00September 10th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options

Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth

Dental Implants Anchor Crowns, Bridges, or Dentures Choose the restorations that are strong enough to last a lifetime! Dental implants have done wonders in the area of missing teeth, and we believe that everybody should have a great looking smile, as well as the functionality of a full set of teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth, then you know how it can affect your ability to eat and enjoy food, as well as your confidence. Less visible teeth (such as molars) may not affect your appearance, but their absence will still seriously affect how you chew. Standard options include a dental bridge or a partial denture. The most durable, most permanent treatment for missing teeth has proven to [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:26:44+00:00June 11th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth