Missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures cause gaps in the jaw. Dental implants support a crown or a bridge to fill these gaps and create a final natural look. They have impressive effects on speaking and eating abilities, facial postures and also prevent jawbone shrinkage.
A titanium post which is a substitute for root is placed in the jawbone by surgery. After a few months it gets mixed with the bone and a crown or a bridge could be attached to this new strong base.
How dental implants work?
Dental implants are substitutes for natural roots and support crowns and bridges. Natural tooth has two parts, the crown (the part outside the gum) and the root (the part under the gum). Dental implants replace these parts in natural looking way. Crowns are made of ceramic/porcelain and look like natural teeth, while dental implants made of titanium play role of the root. The human body tolerates titanium easily. Also when titanium is implanted, soon it fuses with the surrounding bone and a strong base will be created. More than 95% of implants are successful and they can last for more than 15 years by long term care and keeping oral health in high levels.
Dental bridges fill in the gaps between missing teeth and are a better option than dentures. This prosthetic replacement is fitted, instead of removable, so there is no risk of dropping them when out having a lovely meal in a restaurant, which will give you more confidence. Bridges also do not damage the gums and feel more like a part of your body than dentures do.
You can use dentures if you have missed a part or all of your teeth. Our dentists make your denture to fit on your gums and after that our hygienists support you by taking care of your hygiene routine and diet to avoid bad breath, decays and injured gums. They also guide you how to keep your denture clean and disinfected by special brushes.
Amalgam filling is a common, cost efficient and durable way to fix decayed or damaged teeth. These hard fillings are made up of several metals including silver, copper, tin and mercury. There is no need to worry about the mercury in this type of filling. Many studies have proven that mercury not only has no negative health effects, but also increases the durability of the amalgam.
Composite (white) fillings are recommended for pregnant women, patients with an allergy to the metals in the amalgam and people who prefer the restoration to be less obvious.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are very small restorations for small cavities on biting surface of the teeth, while Onlays are cover larger areas of teeth for bigger cavities. They are both tooth-coloured porcelains with natural look. Your teeth impressions will be sent to our trusted laboratory, while the Inlay/Onlay is getting ready we provide you a temporary filling to wear and after that the restoration will be glued by special adhesives. Like any other treatment in this practice, we will take care of your restoration afterwards.
A stronger option than veneers, crowns are very similar to veneers but cover the whole tooth. When other options are not suitable, crowns can be the answer.