Long-term health and wellness require optimal oral health as it is a good set of teeth and gums that lets you eat, speak and look your best. This is why the team at Lyons Dental Care and Inman Dental Care emphasizes general dentistry, such as exams and cleanings as well as restorative treatments.
Meant to ensure your teeth and gums are individually as functional and healthy as possible, it is an area of dentistry that Dr. Brian Kynaston, Dr. Matthew Perry, and Dr. Seth Prochaska provide. A restorative dentist is a person who can give you crowns, dental bridges, dentures and the innovative dental implants that are becoming more and more popular.
A dental bridge is a wonderful solution for those missing one or more adult teeth. It is not like a set of dentures because it is fixed in place; like a permanent tooth. It uses two healthy teeth as anchors at each end of the “bridge”, and it spans the gap with durable porcelain substitutes. These are artificial teeth colored and shaped to match your existing teeth, and they will function like the originals.
Dental bridges are great for preserving a healthy bite, letting you eat the most diverse diet and ensuring you can speak and look like yourself. They do require the teeth at each end to be fitted with crowns as this is the only way to preserve them over the long term, but this is an excellent restorative dentistry solution for many of our patients.
The dental crown is also often called a cap, which is a more suitable description of it. It sits over a damaged or decayed tooth that has been treated, ending any pain or risk of further harm, and is made to look just like the original. Dental crowns are a long lasting solution and are a form of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry to consider.
An exciting and innovative advancement in modern restorative dentistry is the dental implant. Replacing the roots and the crown, it is the only fully restorative treatment. We offer single dental implants but also can provide multi-tooth treatments and options that incorporate implants with other restorations. That would include implant-supported bridges, implant dentures, and also mini implants for patients with insufficient bone or gum tissue.
Though many rule out dentures as a viable solution to their needs, full and partial dentures as a very modern and comfortable answer to tooth loss. Carefully crafted to fit you like a glove, they fill out your face, let you eat almost anything you would like, and ensure you speak clearly and like yourself. We can also do implant supported dentures if you want a more stable and modernized solution.