Even with the best home care and preventative dentistry – sometimes things happen. If you have a chipped, cracked or infected tooth call our office ASAP to have Dr. Glaser diagnose the issue and get started on a treatment plan right away. Nobody ever said I wished I would have waited longer to call the dentist when their tooth hurts! The longer you wait the harder and more expensive the problem could be to treat.
Today’s restorative dentistry looks so good and natural that it seems to overlap into cosmetic dentistry. Essentially, restorative dentistry is ways to repair damaged teeth and the procedure that is appropriate for your needs will match the amount of missing, discolored or broken teeth and your ultimate smile goals!
Fillings (Inlays, Onlays)
Inlays and onlays are a sort of “halfway” point between a filling and a crown. The goal is to make a strong natural replacement for a damaged tooth and keep as much of the unaffected, healthy portion as possible. The work is created in a local lab and custom fit for your tooth. and will be stronger than a traditional filling for a tooth with more advanced decay.
Root canals are a relatively common procedure used to save a badly infected tooth. High-tech digital imaging with Glaser Dental’s x-ray machines now make it possible for the process to be more exact. Patient’s will get relief from pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and swelling with a root canal procedure.
Crowns are used for extensive decay or damaged teeth used to cover, or cap an entire tooth. This restoration fully covers the portion of the tooth that lies at or above the gum line. The work is created by an artist in a local lab and consists of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two.
Restorative Dentistry is a perfect solution for:
Partials & Bridges
Missing teeth are not only unsightly, but they present a host of other dental issues. When a tooth comes out, a natural shift begins to occur. The tooth that opposes the missing tooth will begin to extrude outward and eventually become loose. In addition, teeth on either side of the missing tooth will shift and then you may experience pain, difficulty eating, difficulty cleaning and even painful jaw joints. Partials and bridges are the answer for many people with a missing tooth or teeth. Today’s technology makes a bridge/partial implant barely noticeable and you can maintain your healthy smile.
Dental technology has advanced so that dentures are more comfortable and fit better than ever before. Full or partial dentures are a great solution for missing teeth and we take pride in the fit and processing of dentures for our patients. Our goal, as always, is to provide our patients with a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Implants are an effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow Dr. Tyler to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
Dr. Tyler chooses The Straumann® Dental Implant System. The Straumann system features state-of-the-art products that meet the esthetic demands of our patients and offers you innovative treatment options. The quality of the components are designed for a highly esthetic natural look, proper management, health and maintenance of the soft tissues. The exceptional standards of the system ensure long-term outcomes with optimal results and high patient satisfaction.
For more in-depth information about implants visit our Cosmetic Services page.