Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns, also known as caps, impart strength and protection to damaged teeth. Common applications include restoring a tooth that has had a large portion removed because decay, or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Dental crowns can also be used as anchors for dental bridges, or as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental bridges can replace a single missing tooth or number of adjacent, missing teeth. A bridge may be anchored by dental crowns placed over healthy teeth on either side of the gap, or dental implants.
If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Bussiere may recommend you consider dental implants. Dental implants are the most effective treatment for missing teeth. The provide superior fit, comfort, and durability, while restoring strength and function. During implant placement, a small titanium post is surgically embedded into the jaw. Once this post fuses with the jaw bone, it acts in the same way as a natural tooth root. Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone so that deterioration does not occur, and simultaneously provide a sturdy foundation for a dental restoration like a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Dr. Bussiere offers individualized full mouth rehabilitation to address complex restorative cases. Each treatment plan is customized based on the patient’s specific oral health concerns and rehabilitative needs. Full mouth rehabilitation can combine any number of restorative dental services, including periodontal treatments, dental crowns, or dental implants. Periodontal treatments may be required to first improve the health of the gums and create the foundation for strong, healthy teeth. This comprehensive approach to care can be phased to accommodate adequate healing time and meet budget constraints.
Our practice offers a full range of gum treatments to prevent and treat periodontal conditions, including gum disease. We stress the importance of preventive care, and strive to treat the earliest stages of the disease. Treatments for early stages of gum disease include Arrestin antibiotic medication and root scaling and planing, a deep cleaning that reaches beneath the gum line to remove plaque and tartar. Laser surgery may be recommended to treat more advanced stages of gum disease.
Excess or receded gum tissue can also cause oral health problems and make proper oral care difficult. Dr. Bussiere offers gum contouring and pre-gingival grafting to restore an even, aesthetically-pleasing gum line.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures. At Avon Center Dentistry we offer a comprehensive range of customized dentures, including traditional - full and removable for easy cleaning - and fixed partial. Regardless of the type of denture you find is best for you, each of our dentures is crafted to look extremely natural and lifelike. Dentures will not only restore a youthful, healthy smile, but also allow you to confidently enjoy your favorite foods and speak clearly and naturally again.
Hybrid dentures, also known as fixed detachable dentures, are supported by dental implants. Once surgically-embedded implants have fully healed, abutments, like a specialized screw, will be affixed to the implant and can attach securely to a denture. Implant-supported dentures offer a number of benefits, including superior stability and an extremely natural sensation during actions like chewing. Most importantly, because missing teeth cause the surrounding jawbone to deteriorate, implants improve the health of the bone and overall, enhance oral health.