Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) crowns that are made to match your natural teeth, or for removable replacement teeth (such as dentures or partial dentures) that can "snap on" to the implants. Our office works with oral surgery or periodontal offices to coordinate the steps of the implant process.
A tooth-shaped "cap" placed over a tooth to restore the size, shape, strength, and function. Crowns can now be made without metal and can be quite esthetic. On average, crowns can last between five to fifteen years, or more with proper care. Most insurance companies cover a portion of the crown cost. To be certain, check with your dental insurance.
Bridges are made up of two or more crowns. They are used to replace missing teeth and are supported by either natural teeth or implants. A bridge can last five to fifteen years, or hopefully more with proper care. The cost of a bridge varies depending on the type of bridge and the number of teeth involved. Dental insurance will typically cover a percentage of the total fee. Set up a consultation with us to determine your best option.
Treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. The alternative to a root canal is extraction. After root canal therapy is complete there will be a final restoration done in the form of a filling or crown; which is a separate procedure. One to four appointments are typically needed. Most insurance covers a percent of all the necessary procedures that are involved.
One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Scaling/Planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning which cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Local anesthetic is often used to minimize discomfort. Some limitations may apply for the dental coverage of this procedure.