At Perrinville Family Dentistry, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the crown to the enamel using a special adhesive. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental Crowns vs. Inlays and Onlays
Here at Perrinville Family Dentistry we pride ourselves with the latest 3D CAD-CAM CEREC® technology. With this, we can make crowns or dental works in our clinic within an hour. It is a cutting edge technology that has many benefits. With us, you can forget about multiple sessions and prolonged dental procedures. Because we know how precious your time is, we use the latest dental restoration system –CEREC® – which allows us to offer you a quick, precise, and aesthetic treatment.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns. A bridge can also be supported by a series of multiple tooth implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.
At Perrinville Family Dentistry, we specialize in several tooth replacement options to prevent these secondary problems and get your smile back on track. One of our most popular treatments involves implant restorations. Dental implants have truly revolutionized the way we correct the function and aesthetics of a missing tooth.
Dentists today are well-versed in using various tooth replacement options, such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants, to restore a patient's smile after tooth loss. At Perrinville Family Dentistry, Gary J. Jacky, DMD will discuss both regular and mini dental implants with you if you require one. One option for replacing missing teeth is placing an implant in the jawbone. For dental implant restoration, Gary J. Jacky, DMD will install an abutment (anchor for a tooth bridge) into your jawbone, and after three to six months, the bone will grow around that abutment.
Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. The restoration is considered an inlay if it is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The restoration is considered an onlay if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.
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