People with missing teeth always wish for a restoration that looks and feels as close to natural teeth as possible. Thanks to advances in dentistry, this has become possible with dental implants. An implant is a screw-like fixture that fits into the jawbone at the site of a lost tooth to act as an artificial root. A prosthetic tooth or a set of teeth can then be placed over the implant to act as a fixed, natural-looking and properly functioning tooth.
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Also commonly referred to as a "deep cleaning" this is a non-surgical treatment used to treat the early stages of periodontal disease (aka gum disease). It is a deep dental cleaning, sometimes done under the effect of a local anesthetic, to remove bacterial deposits and tartar from above and below the gumline and help heal the inflammation that is often present. This is followed by smoothing the root surfaces to prevent bacterial deposits from recurring.
The goal of this such cleaning is to prevent the further deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth. In severe cases, gum disease can also be associated with infections, loose teeth, and tooth loss. It has also been found to be correlated to systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and preterm birth.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to completely cover a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be used to strengthen damaged teeth so that they appear and function normally. Crowns are also used as protective covers for teeth that have recently undergone root canal treatment to protect them from fractures.
A dental bridge is one of the solutions that can be used to fill the gaps or spaces caused by multiple missing teeth between healthy, natural teeth. When one or more of your teeth are missing, the gap created can cause the nearby healthy teeth to shift out of position. This often leads to bite issues, unfavorable cosmetics, and other oral problems. A dental bridge fills the space caused by missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more dental crowns placed on the natural teeth at both ends and fused to artificial teeth between them which fill the gap.
The maintenance of crowns and bridges is easy. These restorations can last many years when properly cared for. All you need to do is follow a good at-home oral hygiene regimen and regularly visit our office for checkups.
Fixed Or Over Dentures
Fixed dentures are supported by mini-implants. These surgically placed implants act like roots for your replacement teeth, giving you a more stable, fixed structure that is just like natural teeth. The process is also known as denture stabilization. Fixed dentures provide great fixation and support to help you smile, chew and speak naturally. They also prevent deterioration and shrinkage of the jawbone caused by tooth loss, helping you maintain your facial shape. These are a great option for people who have lost most or all their teeth and are looking for a permanent and affordable replacement.