A crown is the best way to restore a tooth that has been weakened by extensive decay, damage or when a large filling deteriorates. A crown procedure involves reducing the surface area of the tooth to remove the decay and old filling material, and then covering it entirely with a restoration made of ceramic or gold. Typically new ceramic crowns are completed in about two hours start to finish. Several breaks are provided during the appointment as the crown is designed, milled and finished.
A dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth. By replacing the root of the missing tooth, it prevents further serious complications that can develop if the missing tooth is not replaced. It usually requires multiple appointments to complete. We work closely with several specialist in the area for implant placement. Factors that are taken into consideration include tooth location, bone density and the overall health of the patient.
Dentures are a way to replace the teeth when all the teeth in a jaw are missing or need to be removed. Dentures restore the appearance, function and speech that can be affected when the teeth are lost.
Treatment may be available to securely hold dentures in place using dental implants. Confidence, comfort and function can be greatly improved.