Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth. sometimes called the “architects of the smile,” prosthodontists are highly trained specialists with a unique understanding of all the elements that go into a beautiful, functional and natural-looking smile—not just the teeth, but also the gums, lips, and facial features.
- Improved Appearance – By replacing a damaged tooth with a dental implant, you can completely renew your smile. Covered with a customized crown, dental implants blend in flawlessly with the rest of your smile. It will look completely natural!
- Long-Lasting Results – Dental implants do not require any special care in order to last you a lifetime. These devices boast a 98 percent success rate—simply maintain a proper dental hygiene routine and they will stay firmly in place forever!
A root canal is used as a last resort treatment to salvage a tooth when its innermost layer has been affected by inflammation, infection, or damage. Within your tooth, there is a substance known as “pulp.” This soft tissue connects the outer layer of your tooth (or enamel) all the way to the root. Because your adult teeth do not need the pulp to sustain, there are times when the best option is to remove infected pulp entirely in order to salvage the tooth.
- Amalgam (silver) fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark color, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
- Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they harden. Composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time. They can also become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco, and do not last as long as other types of fillings generally from three to 10 years.
- Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth. Their cost is similar to gold.
- Veneers – Custom-made for each individual patient, veneers are a painless and efficient way to transform your teeth. These devices are made from a thin shell of porcelain and are glued directly onto the surface of your natural teeth. Not only do veneers cover cosmetic issues such as cracks, chips, misalignment, and discoloration, but they also resolve structural insufficiencies in damaged or decaying teeth as well.
- Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening procedures are the most common cosmetic treatments. If you would like to remove years of stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth, we have a number of methods you can use to do so! We provide in-office whitening treatments, custom-made whitening trays for your personal use, and even our own brand of high-powered professional whitening strips. Your smile will look brighter than it ever has before!
- Tooth Extractions / Wisdom Teeth – Tooth extractions are the most common oral surgery procedures, as it can remedy a wide range of issues including damage, overcrowding, impacted teeth, and more. This can also include the removal of wisdom teeth and/or impacted teeth which require extraction.
- Gingivectomy is a dental procedure in which a dentist or oral surgeon cuts away part of the gums in the mouth. It is the oldest surgical approach in periodontal therapy and is usually done for improvement of aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.
the care of children’s teeth The pedodontist is extensively concerned with prevention, which includes instruction in proper diet, use of fluoride, and practice of oral hygiene. The pedodontist’s routine practice deals basically with caries(tooth decay) but includes influencing tooth alignment. Lengthy treatment may be required to correct abnormalities in tooth position.