Restorative Dentistry: Dental Implants and More
Crowns treat teeth that have been damaged by trauma, decay, or general wear. They cover teeth that are chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged in order to protect the damaged tooth and support the existing tooth structure. Crowns can also serve as anchors on either side of a dental bridge.
With modern dental techniques available today, there’s no excuse to go through life with missing teeth. When treated by an experienced prosthodontist such as Dr. James M. Stein, dental implants, crowns, and bridges can achieve exceptional results.
Bridges are placed to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns that attach to adjacent teeth or implants, and one or more artificial teeth in between. Bridging this space aids in chewing and speaking, and enhances the aesthetics of your smile.
Inlays and onlays are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities or decay. They function as an alternative to fillings. Inlays are placed within the cusps of the tooth to repair damage; onlays are placed on the surface of the tooth, covering one or more of the cusps.
Full dentures cover the entire top or bottom jaw, and partial dentures fit comfortably into gaps between existing teeth. In some cases, Dr. Stein might suggest and place implant-supported dentures, meaning the dentures are anchored to dental implants.
Full-mouth reconstruction may be ideal for patients who need multiple dental procedures to achieve their goals. Dr. Stein can combine dental options including dental implants, bridges, inlays, onlays, and teeth whitening treatment for dramatic results that can last a lifetime.