A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. If you are missing any teeth, you may notice a difference in how well you talk and eat. A bridge replaces missing teeth by joining teeth together and literally bridging gaps between teeth. The surrounding teeth have to be strong in order to sustain the bridge, so it is important to keep them healthy.
A bridge can also be used on dental implants to bridge spaces in between implants.
A bridge can only be removed by a dentist and does not come in and out. It is important to keep it very clean, though.
A crown may be necessary when a tooth is broken, has a large filling, a fracture or perhaps has had a root canal treatment. The crowns builds your tooth back to its correct shape and size, while offering it protection. We offer crowns in porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and all metal.
Dentures are used to replace all missing teeth either in the upper, lower or both.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth.
Fillings are used after cavities have been removed. Fillings can be tooth colored to match your existing teeth.
Implants can be placed to replace missing teeth. An implant is placed into the bone surgically. After sufficient time to heal, a peg is placed on top of the implant, onto which a crown is made. An implant functions completely independently of your existing teeth. Implants can also be used as anchors for a bridge or anchors for partials and dentures.
Partials are used to replace missing teeth. Partials can be taken in and out by the patient. It is very important to keep the partial and the surrounding teeth clean, as the surrounding teeth are used as support for the partial. Partials can be metal based or acrylic based.
We love treating our younger patients. We are able to treat most children in our office. There are occasions when a child needs different care than what is offered in our office. In those cases we refer to qualified pediatric dentist.
Periodontal treatment is the treatment of the gums and bone holding the teeth in the jaw.
Root canals can be used to keep the tooth in the mouth when the tooth becomes infected. Root canals could also be necessary to save the tooth if the tooth is badly broken.
A sealant is placed on permanent teeth, usually soon after they come into the mouth. The sealant fills in the deep grooves on the teeth and enables easier brushing. Sealants help prevent tooth decay.