Restorative Dental Procedures
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When you have lost all of the teeth in your mouth or in one arch, it is important to replace them in order to foster good health and to enjoy eating. Full dentures are removable replacement teeth that are placed on the gum line and enable you to eat, talk and smile with ease.
If you are missing a few teeth on your upper or lower jaw, they can be replaced by a fixed or removable partial denture. They can allow you to chew or smile again.
Tooth colored fillings help to give your decayed or damaged teeth the support that they need to remain in your mouth without looking obvious. Composite fillings are made from a mixture of glass and plastic and mimic the color of your surrounding enamel.
One or more missing teeth can be replaced by a dental bridge when there are strong teeth surrounding it. The support surrounding the bridgework gives your mouth full function again. Bridges are a non-removable, permanent restorative dentistry solution.
Decay and trauma can cause a tooth to lose its shape and size. Rather than pulling it, we can apply a dental crown which helps to restore the size and shape of your tooth, allowing you to keep it longer without the need to find a permanent replacement.
A non-removable solution to missing teeth is a full or partial dental implant. Secured by titanium screws that fuse with your jaw, dental implants provide the closest feeling to your natural teeth, giving you full function and a pleasing appearance without the risk of bone loss.
The roots of your teeth are what keep in intact. If your roots become infected, they need to be cleaned, treated and put back in place with a root canal. This procedure enables you to keep your natural tooth without the risk of excessive decay or damage to the nerves in your gum line.
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly, you should try and save your natural tooth structure whenever possible. Dr. Whipple can help you make this decision.
Full Mouth Reconstruction is performed when a patient has no healthy teeth remaining. Dr. Whipple is able to rebuild your teeth with permanent, attached options that will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Bridges and crowns share many things in common - they both restore your ability to eat and speak, and are made from similar materials to achieve a similar goal. The procedure to apply bridges and crowns are also very similar.