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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

Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

Single-Tooth Dental Implants Implants, in general, boast a good track record for stability and natural feel. Most patients who seek out dental implants want to steady a shifty denture, or bridge a large gap of several lost teeth, but we can also do just one. For the right patient missing the right tooth, the Tooth Fairy has bailed us out again. A lot of people are missing a single tooth. Until recently, the only option for a replacement took the form of a bridge. Dentistry calls this gizmo a fixed or removable partial denture and, for it to fit correctly, a fair bit of work is involved to remove enamel from neighboring teeth. Especially for those of us annoyed by [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:36:47+00:00September 24th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

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