Injury, poor care or simply years of wear and tear can wreak havoc on the look and function of your teeth. Restore your teeth to their original brilliance through restorative dentistry. Why wait? Come in today to find a younger healthier you.
A lifetime of wear and tear can show itself in many ways including discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns can restore your teeth to their original brilliance. Crowns can be made of porcelain throughout, porcelain pressed to metal or precious metals. 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 Dr.AMIK if crowns are for you.
Missing teeth can cause your smile to undergo significant changes. A bridge is used to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. It is made of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in between. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are typically made of metals, alloys or porcelain. Porcelain makes the restoration look like real teeth in shape and color.
Sometimes repairing a decayed tooth can require more then just a filling. Instead, part of the tooth has to be removed. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain onlay or inlay. Traditionally, onlays and inlays were made of metal, much like fillings. Now, they are made of porcelain and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration.
Implant Supported Crowns
One of the most permanent forms of restoration dentistry is a dental implant, which can be used to replace one or more teeth. A surgical grade titanium post is placed by one of the doctor’s trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the missing teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Typical dentures require adhesive and can have problems such as shifting, gum sores, difficulty chewing and difficulty speaking. Implant supported dentures can solve these problems by distributing your biting pressure more like natural teeth and stimulating the supportive structure of your teeth to prevent the soft tissues and bone from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
Dentures allow you to live a normal life even after you have lost your teeth. Advances in denture techniques and technology allow your removable dentures to fit better than ever. Dentures also support your cheeks and lips to lend a desirable aesthetic appeal. They will make you look younger and healthier. Dr.AMIK specializes in creating life-like dentures, and he will work with you to create your ideal smile. You will select the shade and shape of your teeth, and you will also have a “try-on” appointment before your dentures are finished to make sure your dentures look as natural and feel as comfortable as possible.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
You may suffer from headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth and pain in your jaw joints and muscles. TMJ, also known as TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disease, is a condition many people suffer from, but it can be treated. Based on the severity of your condition, we can recommend a course of treatment that will help alleviate your pain and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant.