Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth.
Smile, a person’s ability to express a range of emotions with the movement of the teeth and lips, can often determine how well a person can function in society. The goal of an esthetic makeover is to develop a peaceful and stable masticatory system, where the teeth and tissue structures all function in harmony. Achieving a successful, healthy and functional result requires an understanding of the relationship between supporting oral structures, including the muscles, bones, joints, gingival tissues and dental occlusion.
Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist. A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin, and an amalgam.
Composite veneers have several advantages over porcelain, chief among which is cost. Another advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is the fact that composites can typically be fabricated while you wait, making it a same-day treatment.
In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body or use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. You will then have to wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to make sure that the implant will be stable and secure.
A gum graft is a type of dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession. It is a quick and relatively simple surgery in which a periodontist removes healthy gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and uses it to build the gum back up where it has receded.
Routine or preventative teeth cleaning is a quick and simple procedure in which between the teeth and above the gum line are cleaned and the teeth are polished. This maintains a healthy mouth and should be done twice a year. These routine visits to the dentist facilitate good oral health but are also good for the purpose of detecting early signs of more serious problems like cavities or gum disease.
This surgical procedure is designed to restore and regenerate normal form and function to lost and damaged periodontal structures which support the teeth (the gum tissue, periodontal ligament and bone).
*Prices can vary without prior notice. The patient understands that every medical procedure comes with an inherent risk, any complication during the surgery may generate additional costs.
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