Restorative Dentistry for a Strong Smile
Dental implants provide a reliable, long-lasting option to replace a single tooth or a number of missing teeth, or to secure dentures. Our dentists work with trusted oral surgeons and periodontists, and can recommend a specialist for the placement of your implant. During a consultation, we can educate you on the benefits of dental implants and evaluate your candidacy. In addition, the design and final placement of your restoration can be completed in our office.
If you have a tooth with a chip, crack, large cavity, or failing filling, a dental crown may be recommended. A crown is a type of restoration that fully encapsulates a tooth down to the gum line. These lab-made restorations require two appointments and are crafted to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Crowns can also provide cosmetic benefits for excessively worn or irregularly shaped teeth.
If you have lost one or a few teeth in a row, a crown and bridge system may be the best option to restore your full, healthy smile. Bridges literally bridge the gap left by missing teeth, and are traditionally anchored by dental crowns placed over the healthy, adjacent teeth. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants, meaning the surrounding teeth will not need to be altered in any way.
Are you missing all of your teeth, or do you have only a few natural teeth left in your mouth? Studies show that 35 million Americans are edentulous, meaning they have lost all of their teeth. For decades, dentures have been the gold standard for tooth replacement. Today our doctors offer implant-retained dentures. Implant-supported dentures will not slip, slide, wobble, or loosen during eating or speaking.
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by decay or cavities. In the past, dentists filled cavities with metal amalgam. The dark silver restorations were obvious against natural tooth enamel, and some patients had problems with fillings due to their mercury content. Today, the Cordova Dental team prefers and uses composite resin, tooth-colored fillings. These metal-free restorations look completely natural, so only you and your dentist will know that you have fillings.
If improving your oral health requires multiple procedures – restorations, prosthetics, and periodontal therapy, for example – we may suggest a full mouth reconstruction plan. Full mouth reconstruction involves a series of phases to correct many dental and oral health problems over a specific time frame. The entire treatment plan is individualized to meet your specific needs and concerns, and help you achieve comprehensive and stunning results.