Crowns, which are sometimes referred to as “caps,” are an effective and esthetic way of repairing teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. They can also provide support to a tooth that has been structurally weakened by a large filling or root canal or as part of a dental implant to completely replace a tooth.
If you are tired of feeling like everyone is looking at your missing tooth or teeth when you smile, it might be time to consider a bridge.
Bridges are fixed restorations that are held in place using a crown attached to the adjacent tooth or teeth or dental implants. The artificial tooth that fills in the space left by your missing tooth is carefully designed to blend in with your other teeth so that your bridge seamlessly integrates with your natural smile.
We value your health and the beauty of your smile, and that’s why the dentists at Klement Family Dental only use tooth-colored (composite) fillings to fill cavities. For decades, silver-colored amalgam fillings were the standard, but now, there’s a better material to fill cavities, and we’re proud to provide this modern option for our patients.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are removable and are used when many or all teeth need to be replaced. They are completely customized to fit the unique contours of your mouth. This ensures that the denture will fit securely over your gums and remain secure throughout your daily activities. The teeth are crafted and placed individually to allow for the variation that occurs naturally and are carefully colored to look like real teeth.
Implant Retained Dentures
Do you have a denture that will not stay in place? Dentures can be stabilized with implants so that they will not slip or move, making the denture wearing experience much easier. The implants can be placed in one day; the procedure takes a matter of hours, with very little discomfort or recovery time. Many patients are able to eat dinner that same day.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy has a long-standing reputation for being a painful and difficult procedure. We have good news for you, though. Modern dentistry has transformed the root canal from a scary procedure to one that is faster, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever. In fact, most patients who have had a root canal now describe the process as being similar to filling a cavity.
At Klement Family Dental, we think it’s time to change the root canal’s reputation. This valuable procedure relieves pain and discomfort and can potentially save a tooth that might have to otherwise be extracted. If you need a root canal, talk to us. We’ll discuss the procedure with you, explain why it’s necessary and how it can help, and walk you through the process step by step, ensuring that you are comfortable every step of the way.
Despite our best efforts to save a tooth, sometimes extraction is the only alternative. An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are simple extractions which are typically teeth that have broken through the gum line or can been seen in a mirror. A surgical extraction is when the dentist needs to cut the gums and tissue surrounding the tooth in order to remove it.
No one likes the idea of losing a tooth; however, there are options we can provide to fill the empty space or replace the missing tooth, such as – implants, implant retained dentures, bridges, partials or dentures.
Your wisdom teeth are the teeth farthest in the back of your mouth, located in the upper and lower jaw; and dentists refer to them as 3rd molars. In many cases, the jaw is simply not large enough to accommodate the extra teeth, and they may become impacted, meaning they remain under the gum. The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common, and oftentimes necessary procedure, and can be done with IV sedation. If you need your wisdom teeth removed, call our office today. We’re happy to help.
If you’re experiencing chronic headaches or excessive wear on your teeth by involuntary night-time teeth clenching and grinding, let a Klement Family Dental dentist help you with a night guard (also called a custom bruxism appliance). A night guard is a thin transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth. The benefits of a night guard include preventing wear on your teeth and pain from tension-type headaches, jaw disorders pressure, teeth grinding and the development of TMD (temperomandibular disorder). Don’t live with painful headaches. Contact Klement Family Dental and learn how a night guard can help you.