A partial dental can also be known as a removable dental bridge. This bridge closes the gap between two healthy teeth and is composed of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that is colored to match your gums. A partial is connected via a metal framework that ensures that it stays in place.
Dentures replace missing teeth. They can be taken out and placed back into your mouth. Dentures can take some time to adjust to your mouth. They may never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth, but modern dentures are generally very comfortable and look natural. If full dentures are necessary, we create a base that fits over your gums and color it to match your gums. The upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth (palate). Lower dentures are shaped like a U (horseshoe) and are designed to have room for your tongue. These dentures are custom-designed from impressions of your teeth and mouth.
Unlike dentures and partials, crowns are fixed prosthetics that are affixed to existing teeth or implants using cement. Generally, a crown is used to cover a damaged tooth or implant. This strengthens the damaged tooth and improves its overall appearance. Crowns can be made from ceramic porcelain, metal alloys, gold, and acrylic. Porcelain can also be bonded to a metal shell to provide a strong and aesthetically pleasing results.
This is dentistry that creates a change to your teeth and smile to maintain health, function and appearance for a lifetime.
This is the specialization that addresses the treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Generally, this is accomplished through the use of braces.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Following a root canal, the tooth is capped with a crown or possibly a filling.