Crowns are frequently used to repair or to resolve the appearance of a tooth. Whether a tooth is weakened by decay or stress, broken, cracked or in need of structural support after a root canal, it is best to fully restore the functionality of the damaged tooth with a dental crown. Custom built to enclose the weakened tooth; the dental crown becomes the new surface of the tooth. We use our digital impression machine Itero instead of those “goopy” impression materials that gag patients for a more precise fit.
Porcelain crown expert, Dr. Jill Ombrello, assures foremost quality on crown build-ups by focusing on the look, the material, and the matching of other teeth in color and natural appearance.
A bridge is a custom-made false tooth or teeth that is permanently placed between two teeth; it fills the space left by a missing tooth or teeth. To maintain the shape of the face, avoid teeth shifting or repositioning and to alleviate stress on other teeth in the bite when chewing, it is important to have the missing teeth replaced. Restorations can be made from porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these materials. Most bridges are permanently affixed while others are removable.
Dental bridge expert, Dr. Jill Ombrello, ensures you a perfectly natural and beautiful smile with bridgework.
Dentures serve as a great option for people who have lost some or all of their teeth, whether it was from gum disease, tooth decay or injury.
Partial Dentures are generally connected to a pink, skin-colored frame and contains a few teeth. Patients can also get complete dentures, which rest on the gums and contain a full row of teeth.
Conventional Dentures are generally fitted several months after the teeth are completely removed, as the gums need time to fully heal. Conventional dentures need to be reshaped about once every four years as the gums and bones in the mouth are continually healing and changing shape.
Immediate Dentures are a temporary, quick fix. As the name suggests, these dentures are measured for and immediately used. Immediate dentures tend to need replacement after only three to six months, because the gums heal and change shape. As a benefit, immediate dentures act as a bandage over the freshly worked-on gums to prevent excessive bleeding. They also allow the patient to resume regular speech, as opposed to learning to talk with no teeth for six months. The most obvious benefit is confidence.
Implant-Supported Dentures for designed for individuals who are missing all of their teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw and currently use a removable full denture. Unlike removable full dentures, implant-supported dentures virtually eliminate slipping and movement, so there’s no pain, no embarrassment, and no worries. Enjoy your favorite foods with ease, laugh openly and peak with confidence.
Dentists have used dental sealants for over 20 years with great success, and are a popular solution to preventing cavities. Sealants are a thin piece of plastic that is placed over the tooth to keep particles of food off of the teeth, safe from decay and are made to hold up to the force of chewing food.
Between brushing, everyone develops a sticky substance called plaque on their teeth. When the plaque comes in contact with food or sugar, the two combine to create an acid that begins to eat away at the teeth; this acid causes cavities. Regardless of how well you brush and floss, there are always small particles of food stuck in the tiny crevices that are all over the teeth.
People of all ages can suffer from cavities. Proper brushing and flossing techniques combined with Dental Sealant is one of the most surefire ways to avoid dental cavities and to prevent suffering from future cavities.