Veneers are an important tool for restorative dentistry. We may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple veneers to create a complete"Smile Makeover".
Veneers are custom-made by one of our technicians using a model of your teeth, and permanently affixed to the front of the tooth to enhance your smile.
Implants use titanium "fixtures" placed in the bone and bonded (adhered) to replace missing teeth or to stabilize prosthetics (dentures). These are often used instead of bridges to help maintain the original tooth structure of the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Dental implants can help stop periodontal diseases from forming. This is because gaps formed by missing teeth can cause periodontal disease and infections that may affect a person’s ability to eat or speak. It is very important to fill in any gaps to prevent the adjacent and opposing set of teeth from shifting positions or causing further damage to the mouth.
Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A tooth-like crown made of porcelain is used to restore a tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns resemble natural looking teeth in shape and color. All metal crowns are also sometimes used and have the shape of real teeth, but are made of gold or silver.
A bridge is used to correct the gap created by a missing tooth or missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in the gap. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are typically made of metals, alloys or porcelain. Porcelain makes the restoration look like real teeth in shape and in color.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings.
Patients rave about our tooth-whitening program. Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager.
It is a procedure that allows a total fixed rehabilitation with implants in the upper or lower jaw for edentulous patients or next to edentulous. This procedure allows us to provide the patients with fixed immediately, avoiding the transition with a removable denture because the surgical-prosthetic process takes place on one appointment (teeth in a day concept).
Regularly 4 implants are used per maxilla, although more implants may be needed depending on each particular case, specially on the upper maxilla.
Planning takes place with the help of a CT scan, which allows us to assess bone conditions and perform a virtual surgery on the computer which in turn helps our patients to a better understanding of the procedure.
All on four is an option that allows the patient to have a functional fixed prosthesis, much more affordable than the rehabilitations of conventional crown and bridge over implants.