Implant crowns and bridges:
When replacing a tooth that is missing or broken, an implant with a crown is the closest thing to a natural tooth. An Implant replaces the root and acts like an anchor. The crown or bridge gets placed onto the implant(s) once fully healed in the bone and matched to the surrounding teeth. Implant crowns and bridges look and function like natural teeth.
When all teeth need to be replaced in one jaw and the patient does not wish to have removable dentures, a permanent implant restoration may be the solution. Multiple implants are placed in the jaw to support implants bridges. When using this treatment, it is important to evaluate for adequate support of lips and facial soft tissues. When this type of restoration can be used, it feels the closest to natural teeth.
Implant supported full dentures and partial dentures:
if your dentures are loose or you are seeking stronger support when chewing, implants are often a great solution to stabilize them. Implants are placed in the jaw and attachments on the underside of your denture which allow your denture to snap securely in place. The greatest benefit is often seen in the lower dentures as they are typically less stable than upper dentures.
They are a replacement when all teeth are removed. Immediate dentures can be made for the use immediately after teeth are removed and can be worn for the months of healing. Conventional dentures are fabricated to replace missing teeth after the gums are healed.
They replace missing teeth and have a metal frame that is supported by the adjacent teeth and gums. They are considered an alternative to bridges. A partial denture attaches to your existing teeth by a clasp and it is easy to remove and clean.
Veneers may dramatically improve the appearance of your smile such as gaps, chips, stains, misshapen or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials to give the teeth a natural appearance. They require removal of a small amount of tooth. It will take several appointments during which Dr. Abraham will take custom impressions to achieve your most natural restoration. You will wear temporary veneers to evaluate your new smile for function, feel, and appearance. At this stage, you will be able to discuss changes that are needed. During the appointment of veneer placement, the test veneers are removed and the final veneers are placed on your teeth for you to enjoy your new smile.
Crowns are used for teeth that are broken, worn or destroyed by tooth decay. They can help in strengthening a tooth or improve the shape of a tooth. Crowns can be made of ceramics, metals, or a combination of both depending on the need of the patient and his or her teeth. They are fabricated to match the surrounding teeth in shape, color, and function.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth. This will help maintain the shape of your face and allow you to chew without gaps. The bridge is bonded to surrounding teeth and is therefore fixed in place. It can be made of materials such as gold, metal alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials.
Staining can be caused by factors such as aging, drinking coffee, tea, certain medications, tobacco use, genetics and more. Extrinsic stains are superficial and can be cleaned more easily. Intrinsic staining is more difficult to remove. To prepare the teeth for whitening an exam will be done to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Then custom made bleaching trays are made for you to take home with the bleaching gel. We will monitor your whitening process with before and after photos.