When a tooth is extracted or missing, a replacement should be put into the open space in order to maintain dental alignment and health. Dental implants are a permanent, worry-free solution to restore a natural smile. Consisting of a small screw and a customized crown, dental implants are ideal for replacing single teeth without impairing gum health or surrounding teeth.
In cases where multiple teeth are missing, both temporary and fixed bridges (removable or non-removable) can be used to maintain tooth functionality and appearance. This is a dental prosthetic that consists of dental crowns attached to biocompatible material such as metal, ceramic or porcelain. While a removable bridge is built to attach to surrounding teeth and can be taken out for cleaning, fixed bridges are attached to dental implants for a permanent, worry-free solution that looks and acts like natural teeth.
In cases where patients lose a majority of their teeth, both removable and fixed dentures can be used. At New Dent we utilize innovative techniques of attaching dentures to permanent dental implants for a more secure and confident fit.
Patients are able to complete daily activities like smiling, talking, chewing, and biting without having to worry about the dentures slipping or falling out.
In the case when teeth have sustained damage that is too extensive to be treated with a simple filling, but are not damaged enough to support crown, an inlay or onlay may be the best option for restoring the teeth. Inlays and Onlays are made in dental laboratory from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. Inlay and Onlay can provide support to strengthen the teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration.
To improve the appearance, color, size, and strength of existing teeth a popular option is using veneers. They are applied to the front of each teeth using dental adhesive, and are comprised durable materials such as porcelain to resist and match natural tooth color.