DENTAL PARTIALS



Updated On Friday, July 20, 2018 11:59:05 PM

Crowns are artificial caps, generally made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are normally used to fix a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When degeneration in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth needs to be taken out, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to avoid a cracked tooth from worsening, connect bridges, cover implants, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve as an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth has to be brought back to its natural look.

Treatments

A tooth should typically be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent out to a special laboratory, which makes a custom-made crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is used up until the permanent crown is ready. Long-term crowns are sealed in place.

Crowns are often confused with veneers, however they are rather different. Veneers are typically applied only to fairly little locations.

Taking care of Your Crowns

With appropriate care, a good quality crown might last up to eight years or longer. It is extremely important to floss in the location of the crown to prevent excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) considerably shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, consuming hard foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or perhaps break the crown.





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CEREC means CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take exact digital images of locations requiring restoration and produce the appropriate restoration on the spot.

With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration finished in simply one visit. We will design and custom fit your tooth precisely with our computer system milling unit right in the office. You no longer have to have a temporary crown or wait weeks for the laboratory to make your crown.

CEREC can be used for a full range of indications: onlays, partial crowns, posterior crowns, anterior crowns, veneers and inlays.


Additional Dental Treatments That May Be Offered

A variety of dental treatments may be available for our local patients. Our goal is to supply a warm and soothing environment for your dental experience, whether you are visiting us for the first time for a dental evaluation and cleaning, or you are returning to finish your cosmetic smile makeover.

The services shown below are just a sampling of what we may offer:

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Complete & Partial Dentures

  • Dental Bonding

  • TMJ Treatments

  • Gum Disease

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Bridges

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Fillings


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Dental Implants

A dental implant is a metal device created to replace missing teeth. The device is generally made out of titanium and is surgically put into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. An implant is permanent, unlike a dental bridge.

Crowns and traditional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants provide a smile that feels and look very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of visits, implants fuse to the jawbone and function as a base for bridges or a denture, individual replacement teeth.

Implants offer stability since they connect to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of these implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some individuals also discover the secure fit is more comfortable than conventional replacements. Candidates for dental implants have to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.

What Does A Dental Implant Involve?

A dental implant may be an option to replace a missing tooth. In this treatment, a small titanium shaft is surgically {placed|implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which in addition slows or stops the bone loss that happens when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is securely set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. This permanent option has the advantages over bridge work that it does not need the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth break, another can simply be replaced on the shaft.

Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an option to partial dentures, and has a number of benefits. First, there is no adjustment period to acclimatize the client who, as soon as the work is done, only feels teeth, not metal supports intruding into the mouth. Second, this slows the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth. Third, there is no pain or problem in eating. And, best of all, of course, they don't have to be taken out all the time.


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