Restorations & Prosthodontics

Dentures & Partial Dentures

There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

Reasons for root canal therapy:

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth

Dental Implants

For patients with missing or failing teeth, dental implants provide the healthiest treatment option. Not only does the implant post comfortably secure your restoration it provides stimulation to the jaw tissue to maintain strength and volume.

When there are missing teeth in your smile, several prosthetic options to fill in the gaps, renewing aesthetic appeal and function, but few offer the same benefits as dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically positioned beneath your gums and into your jaw, providing a stable base for replacement teeth. This procedure is beneficial to those missing one tooth or multiple teeth.