Dental Solutions (cont.)
Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. Crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth. A dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface. Crowns address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. In cases where teeth have large broken down fillings, a crown can protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. To enhance your smile a metal-free, tooth colored crown can also replace an older metal/porcelain crown. Following root canal therapy, a crown is typically placed over the remaining tooth structure to preserve aesthetic and tooth function.
Preventative care is an integral part of our practice. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Research has now linked periodontal (gum) disease with systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, low birth weight, premature birth etc. Promoting health through preventative dentistry and educating our patients on good oral hygiene is the heart of our practice.
Using Microsonic technology, the dental hygienist will offer patients a gentle and effective way to clean teeth and heal gum disease. She is also well trained in soft tissue laser techniques used in conjunction with "deep cleanings". Routine visits with our hygienist are designed to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life.
Metal Free Restorations
Today's Porcelain inlays and composite resins create fillings that are not only natural looking, but also stronger than materials of the past. Our Practice does not use silver amalgam and will be happy to help you in replacing older, failing amalgam restorations.
Metal free-dentistry that is more attractive and also strengthens teeth. While traditional restorations can reduce the strength of a tooth, inlays and onlays help to restore function and strength.
A Bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic (replacement) tooth in place.
Bridges are most commonly made from high quality materials such as semiprecious, precious metals, porcelain or a fused combination of the two. Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, help to correct some bite problems, and improve speech.
Endodontic Care (Root Canals) are necessary when the nerve tissue of the tooth is irreversible damaged due to decay, trauma, or tooth Fracture. Root Canals are generally a one visit procedure that allows a patient to retain a tooth that would have been removed in the past.
Dr. Molly Rodgers, General Dentist - Providing services in Dentistry to the area of Edmonton Alberta, Canada.