Your smile can undergo dramatic changes over time. You may experience pain or discomfort when you speak or chew, and your smile can look worn and discolored due to injury or, neglect, or simply due to the passing of years. Dr. Sexton’s dental team combines advanced technology with compassionate, personalized treatments to give you restorative dentistry – dentistry that rejuvenates your smile and renews your oral health.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. A dental implant forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created just for you. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap. In fat, in some cases, you can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
While typical dentures shift and can sometimes require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and, difficulty speaking and chewing. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away.
After a tooth loss, your appearance transforms and your confidence can fade. With dentures, you can get back to your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced removable dentures to best fit you, Dr. Sexton will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made especially for you and helps you select the shade and shape. You walk away with great fitting dentures that look just like real teeth, and smiling is just the beginning.
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 to 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. Once the teeth have been removed, the partial denture is vital for preserving the bone and for keeping existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or normal wear results in the loss of a tooth. A missing tooth or teeth can create significant problems for your dental health if not properly corrected. Over time your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the open area, resulting in discomfort, pain, and even more problems down the road. Bridges made of porcelain “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Sexton can create a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite, and alleviate your discomfort. A bridge is created out of metal, alloys, and / or porcelain and utilizes the teeth on both sides of the gap as its supportive structure. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth is fused between the crowns to fill the area of missing tooth. A bridge is a semi-permanent dental restoration, meaning it can only be removed by your dentist, so you can rest assured that your porcelain bridge will be a lasting restoration for your oral health.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain pressed to metal, or they can be porcelain throughout. Porcelain crowns can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. 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 local dentist Dr. Sexton if crowns are right for you.
Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Dr. Sexton customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when that part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration.
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