Bone grafting is used to prepare a site for dental implants that are needed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bone, in an area were teeth have been lost, naturally shrinks or resorbs over time. As a result, new bone must be grafted in order to create a perfect site for placing implants, as it aids your body in regenerating lost bone. A prime example is when extraction is needed to remove a tooth, after a removal there is an empty socket left, bone grafting is then needed to fill the socket & grow bone over the next 3 to 4 months. After growth the site is now ready for implant placement.
Dental Implants are the new standard of care when it comes to tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and/or dentures. Dental implants look & feel like natural teeth & can last a lifetime. A missing tooth can be replaced by dental implant without touching adjacent teeth. Dental implants & implant retained teeth helps minimize the amount of bone that would be lost in the areas of missing teeth, helping to preserve natural facial contours.
Crowns are perfect way to help restore a beautiful smile, as it is used to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped by restoring the teeth to a normal color, shape, & size. A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining to hold the filling, or decay prevents a filling from being able to fix it. Crowns can also be used to protect a weak tooth from breaking especially after endodontic treatment or restore one that is already broken.
Besides implants or bridgework, another solution to replace missing teeth, often several at a time, is through partials. Partials are made up of one or more porcelain teeth attached to acrylic that is gum tissue color that has clasps that hook on to other teeth. Partials are used to restore your smile, and allows the patient to chew more easily & with greater comfort; providing the patient with cosmetics and function.
If you are missing one or more teeth, one might notice a difference in chewing & speaking. A bridge is a non-removable way to replace those teeth missing with artificial teeth that literally “bridges” the gap where the teeth used to be by attaching to the adjacent teeth crowns. Which also restores cosmetics, and give the patient back their smile and function.
Zoom! is an in office whitening procedure that is safe, effective, & fast… very fast! This whitening system makes your teeth appear dramatically whiter in just 45 minutes. The system whitens teeth that have become discolored over the years due to: aging or consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, cokes, tobacco, red wine, etc. Zoom! is perfect for anyone look for immediate results, as they are seen before even walking out of the office.
Gingival recession occurs when the gingival tissues creep down the length of the tooth, exposing the root surfaces and making teeth appear longer or taller. Normal, healthy gum tissue should appear scalloped along the shape of the crowns, with a pointed papilla between each tooth. If the gums have receded, the layer of tooth that should not be exposed to external factors is left uncovered and can be prone to sensitivity, staining, and tooth decay.