RESTORATIVE • COSMETIC • PERIODONTAL DISEASE
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Dental bonding is the process of bonding tooth colored resin to the teeth to mask imperfections. In addition to providing cosmetic relief, bonding can be used to fill cavities. Once the resin has been bonded to the tooth, it is basically permanent. That does not mean that you will never have to have it touched up or replaced. It just means that it is very unlikely to fall off or break away.
When is dental bonding used? People turn to bonding for a variety of reasons. A few of the most common are:
A crown, or as some people call it a cap, covers the entire tooth to protect and restore it. All porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or all gold crowns are extremely durable. It will require two visits, one to prepare the tooth and take the impression, and the second visit to place the final restoration.
A crown is also part of an implant restoration. It will require two visits.
A bridge fills in the space of missing teeth. It restores chewing and your smile. It involves two or three visits.
The materials used for the bridges include gold or porcelain fused to metal. The amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the different materials used.
It is important to maintain good hygiene under a bridge, and clean regularly.
Partial dentures cover only a certain portion of the mouth and are used to fill in spaces of several teeth missing in an arch. They can also be used as a fixed bridge, which utilizes crowns on the teeth that are in proximity to the space by using them to help affix and hold a fake tooth in place. Regardless of which partial denture option you choose, partial dentures are generally comfortable, versatile, easy to use, and they look just like natural teeth. With partial dentures, you will get your natural smile back.
Dentures are an ideal way to replace missing teeth (fill in gaps) and help with the chewing process.
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A variety of dentures are made of special dental materials and are custom made to resemble the shade of your own natural teeth. Modern dentures are more durable, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing than ever.
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing in either the upper or the lower arch. It takes several visits to complete the process. It involves impressions and bites and try ins before the final denture is placed.
Call for an appointment for a free consultation and to discuss the various options and costs available to you in selection of materials and pricing.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile.
Dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because fillings made of porcelain or composite materials can be selected that closely match the color of your teeth. This adds to a more natural appearance to your teeth and smile. You can choose to have your older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings as well.
Dental Veneers: Enables the dentist to create and adhesively bond composite or porcelain laminates that are to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips cracks, gaps in the teeth and discoloration.
Other techniques used for cosmetic repairs, or to whiten discoloration are: teeth whitening, bonding, onlays, and direct fillings.
Periodontal Disease is found in the pocket between the tooth and gum. It gets plaque, tartar and bacteria buildup in there. The gums become irritated and this can cause damage not only to the gum, but bone support of the teeth. If noticed and there is no notable damage, regular cleanings and good daily oral care at home should help maintain a healthy mouth. Preventive cleanings and exams in the dentists office are critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
NON-SURGICAL GUM TREATMENT
To remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root, and to remove bacterial toxins, scaling and root planing is performed. This is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces. Scaling and root planing is often followed by additional therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Ongoing periodontal therapy to sustain health is necessary to maintain gum health after this treatment.
Perio Splinting is a technique used to stabilize any teeth that have loosened from loss of bone support from periodontal disease. Intracoronal or outer coronal splinting is a semi permanent procedure involving preparing a channel inside the teeth and filling the connecting channels with bonding or bonding with wire.
The white composite filling is placed into the channel preparation, covering the Ribbond or wire. The bite (occlusion) will be checked and adjusted, to make sure all the teeth hit with equal force.