Restorative Dental Procedures
Parkview Dental Associates offer many reconstruction options, including bridges, crowns, veneers, and dental implants. These dental treatments help restore the stability of your teeth.
A filling can be used to treat teeth damaged due to decay (a cavity) or to repair cracked or broken teeth. The purpose of a filling is to prevent further loss of tooth structure and restore the tooth’s normal function. The type of filling used will depend on the extent of the damage, potential allergies to the materials, and the location of the cavity. The average lifespan of a dental filling is 7-10 years. Shortly after receiving a filling, it is normal to experience some sensitivity to pressure, air, sweet foods, or cold. The sensitivity should decrease over time.
Dental Crown FAQ
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that can be cemented onto the tooth and cover
the visible portion of the tooth.
When would your dentist recommend a crown?
● To protect a weak tooth (stress crack, fractured cusp, wear and tear, thin enamel,
attrition from grinding, acid erosion) from breaking or cracking
● To cover a severely discolored tooth
● To cover a tooth that has had a root canal
● To cover a dental implant
● To hold a dental bridge in place
What materials are crowns made of?
Metal (gold) or zirconia (tooth-colored)
What is the lifespan of a crown?
With proper oral hygiene care and under normal wear-and-tear, the average lifespan of
a crown is 10-15 years.
What causes a crown to break down, and how do I care for my crown?
Eating hard foods, such as ice chips, may cause your crown to crack (especially if you
have a porcelain crown). Grinding or clenching your teeth can also accelerate the
breakdown of the crown. To extend the lifetime of a crown, brush and floss every day
and limit eating hard foods. If you tend to grind or clench your teeth at night, you might
want to consider a night guard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.
Why did my tooth abscess after a crown was placed?
A tooth that needs a crown is weak and stressed to begin with. Though a dental crown
provides protection to a tooth with a large filling, it is possible that the decay has
extended deeply enough, causing the nerve to die. Another scenario resulting in
abscess of a crowned tooth occurs when the tooth has a crack that runs much deeper
than what the x-Ray reveals. The crack will worsen over time and eventually
compromise the tooth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge fills the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is anchored by placing crowns (caps) on the existing natural teeth flanking the bridge (abutment teeth). An artificial tooth, a pontic, is then securely attached to the crowns of the abutment teeth to replace the missing tooth.
When would your dentist recommend a bridge?
A bridge is recommended to replace one or more teeth lost due to decay, physical trauma or periodontal disease. A dental bridge can be a treatment option when the gap has healthy teeth adjacent to it. A dental bridge is also a good option for individuals who are not good candidates for implants.
What are the pros and cons of dental bridges?
The empty space left by missing one or more teeth can lead to bone loss which may change the shape of the face. Furthermore, the empty space can cause the remaining teeth to shift over time which result in misalignment of the surrounding teeth and distortment of the normal bite. Dental bridges can prevent bone loss from the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, thus maintaining normal facial structure. However, in order to anchor the bridge, the abutment teeth need to be reshaped by removing some of their enamal. This could weaken the otherwise healthy teeth and increase the risk of failure down the road.
How long will dental bridges last?
With proper oral hygiene, regular cleaning, and checkups, dental bridges can last over 10 years. The success of the bridge will depend on the health and strength of the surrounding teeth to which the bridge is anchored. One of the reasons bridges fail earlier than expected is due to recurrent decay on the crowned abutment teeth.
A dental implant is a procedure that replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function exactly like real ones, anchored into a patient’s jawbone with titanium metal posts rather than the tooth’s natural roots. With proper care, dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Click here to learn more.
High-Quality, Comfortable Dentures
High Quality, Comfortable Dentures
Do you have concerns about making the switch to full dentures? That’s okay. We encourage you to talk openly with us; you have the support of our entire team. You may be surprised just how natural dentures can look. Denture technology has advanced considerably. In fact, with the quality, comfort, and natural-looking appearance of dentures, we’re sure you’ll feel comfortable and confident wearing them. Learn more by contacting our team.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by Parkview Dental professionals to replace lost or removed natural teeth.
Information About Dentures From Parkview Dental
Dentures can either be full or partial, which means they can either replace all your teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or perhaps just a few that are missing. Regardless of which kind you may need, your dentures will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth if necessary.
Dentures help keep the structure of the mouth sound by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips, they also assist in the appearance of your smile. Dentures will also make it possible to eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to ensure that you are properly nourished, and confident in your smile. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.
Want to Know More?
If you are still unsure if dentures are the right option for your oral health, contact Parkview Dental to speak with one of our dental professionals. Our team is here to work with you on the right path to proper dental health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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