If your teeth have been badly damaged and need structural support, dental crowns can be an effective treatment option. Our porcelain crowns , also called caps, are custom-made restorations that repair and strengthen teeth that have fractured, have a large cavity or an old filling that has failed, or have had root canal therapy.
We use crowns fabricated of either all-porcelain or porcelain-fused to metal, for strength, endurance, and appearance. Traditional porcelain-fused to metal crowns reflect light, which can create an unnatural, opaque appearance. Dr. Jeff has partnered with his laboratory to develop special techniques allowing his porcelain-fused to metal crowns to transmit more light, resulting in natural, life-like restorations.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen, or effectively anchors a dental bridge for natural beauty and comfort.
If you are actually missing a tooth or teeth, many attractive tooth replacement options are available, including bridges and precision fit, natural looking and natural feeling partial dentures. There is no reason to live with missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth can boost self-confidence and allows remaining teeth to last longer by reducing the stress placed on them.
If your situation requires it, you can also receive full dentures to replace your teeth. This prosthetic acts as a full, healthy arch of teeth, which will allow you to enjoy everything you did prior to your tooth loss. The dentures are secured with either natural suction or some form of adhesive. The support to your cheeks and jaw will be seen and felt immediately with a new set of dentures.
We offer precision-fit partial dentures that do more than replace the teeth. They are designed to provide the most optimum position for your jaw and bite. The results are attractive, secure partials that allow you to speak, eat, and smile with comfort and confidence. Best of all, your partials can be designed to protect and retain your remaining natural teeth.
A dental bridge is a custom-made false tooth or teeth permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the space to be filled.
We can create bridges that are completely metal-free. Without metal, the bridge absorbs light, creating a natural looking smile. (Bridges made of porcelain on metal actually reflect light, creating an “unnatural” look.) As they are metal-free, they are also non-reactive to temperature changes, improving the fit, durability, and comfort of the bridge.
Dental bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct some bite problems, and help improve speech.
Whatever your tooth replacement choice, Huisman Family Dentistry will make sure that it is safe, strong, attractive, and secure, so you can forget that you were ever missing any teeth and get back to life.