Cavities are no fun– especially when you worry that you are going to have them repaired with ugly and unnatural feeling metal fillings. Metal fillings not only look ugly, they can compromise the strength of your teeth.
If you need repairs made in your smile but worry about mercury amalgam fillings, we have the answer for you. White, composite fillings are a natural looking alternative to amalgam fillings.
Beautiful and durable, composites are formed to fit and fill most types of cavities and are almost impossible to distinguish from the natural tooth. And if your old metal fillings are making your smile unattractive and dark, we can easily replace them with attractive smile restoration alternatives.
When you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, your smile can suffer. A missing tooth can lead to bone loss in your jaw, and it also puts additional stress on your remaining teeth.
One of the best solutions to help restore your smile is a dental implant. They’re made up of three key parts:
- An implant post – This is typically a cylinder-shaped post made of titanium that will serve as a replacement root for your missing tooth.
- Abutment – This is how we connect the implant post to the crown.
- Crown – Customized to match your natural teeth, this is the actual replacement tooth that will make your smile whole again.
Because a dental implant fuses with your natural bone, you will have a durable foundation for a replacement tooth that is designed to blend perfectly with the rest of your smile. The best part about dental implants and crowns is that they can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, with something we refer to as an implant-supported bridge.
If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, please don’t hesitate to schedule a visit with us. Together, we’ll determine if a dental implant and crown is the right solution for you. If it is, we’ll refer you to a trusted specialist who will place your implant post. After that, we’ll fit you with your special, customized crown. Already have an implant that needs a little TLC? Give us a call! We can restore it for you so that you can enjoy better function.