Years of wear and tear, injury, or dental neglect can have a negative effect on the look and function of your teeth. The Anderson & Atkins Dentistry team change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!
Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting or loose dentures? We want to improve your quality of life with dental implants.
As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature's design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Promote bone retention
- Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures
- Can last a lifetime
- Look, feel and function like natural teeth
Implant Supported Denture
While typical dentures shift and may require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores and difficulty chewing. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
A proper fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to regain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle. A natural smile and the best possible fit - those are two of the primary goals that the Anderson & Atkins Dentistry team will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile.
Removable Partial Denture
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A removable partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The removable partial denture is designed to fit comfortably and blend with any remaining teeth. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while restoring function. A metal free removable partial may be a good option for replacing missing teeth. Ask your dentist which type of removable partial is best for you.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain pressed to metal or are porcelain throughout and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specially fitted to give you back the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask your dentist if crowns are for you.
If you've lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Adjacent teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two adjacent teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally "bridge the gap" in your smile. Dr. Anderson and Dr. Atkins create a functional, natural looking bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Your dentist will customize an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration.