Crowns and Implants
Many of us have seen crowns, either
on ourselves or friends, that appear chalky, lifeless or with dark metal lines
at the gum line. Unfortunately, these are the drawbacks to conventional crowns
today's advances in porcelain, Drs. Bo
and Sue can deliver the most beautiful,
natural looking crowns - making it
virtually impossible to tell a crown
from a natural tooth.
also known as caps - are covering used
over the entire tooth. They are used
when a part of a tooth breaks or little
tooth is left after an old silver
filling is removed due to decay.
good tooth that remains must be drilled
down to allow for the fit of the crown.
Patients often refer to this as the
"peg" or "pin point."
Today with advanced
dentistry, Drs. Bo and Sue can often
avoid significant tooth removal.
strength to teeth that have been lost
due to older fillings or partial
breakage. In most cases your tooth no
longer has to be drilled to a "peg."
Drilling is kept to an absolute minimum,
offering the most conservative type of
restoration! And the esthetics are
A bridge is a way to replace one or more
missing teeth. It stays fixed in the
mouth. In a conventional bridge, if one
tooth is missing, the teeth on either
side of the space must both be drilled
to a "peg." Too often healthy teeth must
be drilled down to allow the space with
the missing tooth to be filled. With
today's technology, we can replace the
missing teeth with very little drilling
of the teeth on either side - Minimal
Drilling with Beautiful Results!
Dental implants are becoming more
popular as replacements for missing
teeth. A titanium implant is inserted
into the bone replacing the root of a
missing tooth so a crown can be attached
to it. So a single missing tooth to an
entire mouth may be replaced with
permanently placed implants and crowns.
Dentures can also be stabilized and made
comfortable by attaching to an implant.
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