Tooth loss is a common condition that can occur as a result of disease, trauma or poor dental hygiene. The best treatment for tooth loss is to replace the missing tooth, which can help prevent gum damage and tooth damage, as well as restore comfort and confidence in social situations. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support tooth replacement structures such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants help patients regain the ability to eat, speak and smile without the pain and embarrassment of missing teeth.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. The replacement structure is supported by the implant, and looks and feels like a natural tooth. Implants offer permanent results and full functionality, which can result in people not knowing that you lost teeth in the first place.
Smile makeovers, or “smile lifts,” rejuvenate and beautify the entire smile by correcting “gummy” smiles, gaps between teeth, and stained, yellowed, chipped, worn, uneven or missing teeth. The procedure widens and brightens the smile, providing support to the lips and helping make the entire face appear younger and healthier. At the initial consultation, patients will be able to see a computer-generated “preview” of their new smile. A cast of your mouth will be made so the dentist can determine which treatments are best (i.e. whitening, bonding, veneers/laminates, crowns, inlays and onlays). In as little as one visit, patients can stop being self-conscious and enjoy the freedom and confidence of an attractive and natural smile.
BioHorizons produces a wide range of prosthetic materials that can restore the health, appearance and functionality of your smile with reliable, long-lasting results. Using the same design aspects used in orthopedics and aerospace technology, these abutments offer patients the tightest, most secure restorations available for missing or diseased teeth caused by poor dental hygiene, gum disease, infection or trauma.
The most appropriate prosthetic for each patient will be chosen by the dentist to ensure the most effective results. Within the BioHorizons line of abutments, many patients can benefit from the versatile 3inOne device applied by an experienced professional.
Porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to repair or enhance the appearance of front teeth. They can be used to whiten teeth, close spaces and create a great smile. Using veneers, we can even perform virtually "instant orthodontics" to straighten crooked teeth and give you the bright smile you always wanted.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned at home.
Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support broken or weak teeth or those with large fillings; provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth; and aid in the implantation of bridges and other implants.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a state-of-the-art system that allows dentists to create custom-fit ceramic restorations in a single appointment. First, the dentist examines your tooth and determines the proper treatment, whether it's a crown, onlay, veneer or filling. Next, the damaged part of the tooth is removed and an optical impression (digital photograph) is taken. The computer converts this data into a three-dimensional virtual image that allows the dentist to design the restoration that’s right for you. A milling machine then shapes a ceramic block to create the restoration in 10-20 minutes. Finally, the restoration is fit into your mouth, polished and bonded to your tooth.
Unlike metals and alloys, ceramic is similar to the natural tooth, so cracking is minimized. Other benefits of CEREC treatment include fewer injections, less drilling, less material removed from the damaged tooth, and minimal time commitment.
Bleaching products brighten teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, injury or aging. In-office bleaching takes place over a series of one-hour appointments at the office. First, your teeth will be examined and cleaned to make sure there are no cavities, loose fillings, gum problems or other issues that may be exacerbated by the bleaching process. A custom-fit mouthtray will be made for your teeth. Then the bleaching gel is applied to your teeth in the tray.
The back teeth are noticeable when we talk and especially when we laugh. Seeing dark, unsightly areas of metal can detract from an otherwise perfect set of teeth. Now there are fillings available that are specially designed to match the natural color of the tooth. These directly placed, bonded resin fillings can make a tooth look like new, whether they are used for small areas of decay or to replace current fillings.
Many patients are uncomfortable with the whir of drills and the pinch of anesthesia shots that often accompany a trip to the dentist. We use state-of-the-art technology in our quest to give you painless dentistry. With tools such as the dental laser for drill-free, needle-free surgery, and topical anesthesia to numb your gums if shots are required, you can stop dragging your feet on the way to the dentist.
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