If you are missing one or more teeth for reasons like injury or periodontal disease our team may recommend an Implant. First a metal post, which will act as a permanent "root", is surgically positioned into the jaw. After some recovery time,our highly- trained team will place an implant to meet your dental needs. Implants require healthy gums, adequate bone and a commitment to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Please set up a consultation for this comprehensive procedure.
A dental implant is the ideal tooth restoration procedure for people who have lost one or more teeth from injury or periodontal disease. After a metal post is placed, the restoration is completed with a replacement crown. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits such as being stronger than natural teeth, lasting up to 20 years, and because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support they are a more favorable approach than bridgework.
It is important to note that implants require healthy gums and adequate bone. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the procedures involved in dental implants.
Dentures are either a complete (replaces all teeth) or partial (replaces some teeth) replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues that is removable. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve a smile!
Complete Dentures are custom created and natural looking. They are fit in the patient's mouth to take the place of the original teeth. Complete dentures are generally removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures are replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base and help restore better functionality to the mouth. As with complete dentures, it is possible to have more permanent option cemented into place.
Custom-designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth and are recommended to protect the jaw, tongue, cheek lining and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit. Night guards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night to protect their teeth.
Custom-made oral appliances can also be used as part of treatment for conditions like sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. In general, plastic appliances can be used to correct a variety of problems.
If you are active in athletics or experiencing any concerning experiences with your mouth, teeth, or jaw, please let us know. If any kind of guard or appliance is a good option for you, we will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fit product for your specific needs.