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Tooth-colored composite fillings are usually used, though in some circumstances a silver filling may provide a longer-lasting result. We offer either material and we're happy to discuss them with you at your request.
Large fillings and root canals weaken the teeth and make them more likely to crack or break. In these cases, we often recommend that a crown is placed to protect the tooth. All-porcelain tooth-colored crowns are normally used; however, we also offer gold crowns upon request.
Dental implants are often the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. They can be used in a variety of situations, such as:
• Using 1 implant to replace each missing tooth
• Using 2 implants to create a bridge to replace several missing teeth
• Using 2 to 4 implants to help anchor a removable denture
• Using 6 to 8 implants to anchor a non-removable denture
• Various combinations of options depending on your case
Oftentimes, all stages of the implant procedure can be done in our office. We may even be able to place your implant at the same appointment in which your tooth is removed. In more complex cases, you may need to be referred to a local oral surgeon for the surgical stage, then return to our office for the crown or denture.
When dental implants are unwanted or not an option, small areas of missing teeth can be replaced with a bridge. A bridge is when teeth on both sides of an empty space are crowned, and the crowns hold in false teeth in the space. Bridges are permanently cemented in your mouth and are not removable.
In some cases, you and your dentist may decide that a removable denture is the best option for your situation when it comes to replacing large amounts of missing teeth. Our high-quality, custom-fitted complete and partial dentures are the perfect solution. Through a series of appointments, we'll ensure that your dentures fit well and look natural, including a "try-in" appointment so that you can approve your new look before the denture is finalized.
A root canal is a procedure for saving a tooth after the nerve has been damaged by decay or has died. After assessing your tooth and taking proper pain relief measures, we'll complete the root canal in our office or refer you to our local root canal specialist.
Most of the time, tooth extractions can be completed in our office. In some situations, such as impacted wisdom teeth or cases where full sedation is preferred, you'll be referred to our local oral surgeon.
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