When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.
Dental crowns are permanent prosthetics that cover a damaged tooth. A dentist might use them in place of a large filling or when a tooth is weak or fractured.
We might recommend crowns if your teeth are weak, damaged or cracked to the point that they cannot be fixed with alternative treatments. While you might have pain and difficulty eating with a current tooth problem, a crown provides a strong new tooth that will diminish your discomfort.
During your appointment, we will determine the crown options that’s best for you.
If you are missing teeth, dentures can provide a positive solution to improving your oral health. We are proud to provide dentures that are designed to fit your mouth for proper function and unique comfort.
Following your appointment, we will provide you with information on at-home care for your dentures. We strongly recommend scheduling follow up appointments for periodic denture cleanings.
While many people think dentures greatly limit what they can eat and drink, this solution significantly broadens your options compared to having missing teeth. Dentures improve oral health as there are now new teeth in place to protect the gums from food particles that can turn into tooth decay and gum disease. Dentures provide protection while giving you a brand new smile you can be proud of.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
A dental sealant is a plastic coating that is painted on the biting surface of your teeth. It chemically adheres to any deep grooves, depressions or rough edges that are typically found on back teeth. It gives your teeth a protective coating, helping to prevent tooth decay.
There are many reasons why you may need an extraction. Some teeth are too diseased or damaged to try to save. There are also times when we have to remove teeth because your mouth is too crowded for all of your teeth.
After completing an examination with x-rays, we will go through all of your options so we can make the right decision for you and your mouth.
Before we pull your tooth, we always numb the area. You may notice a small amount of bleeding as your mouth attempts to form a blood clot to help it heal.
Your mouth may be a bit sore for a few days, though if you have a lot of discomfort, we can discuss pain medications that may help. We do not recommend smoking, drinking with a straw, or eating certain foods because they may bother your mouth. You will have to be extra careful when brushing your teeth. You should contact us if you have any problems after surgery, especially if you notice any swelling.