When acids and bacteria cause dental caries (cavities) it is necessary to treat the tooth in order to stop the spread of infection and potential loss of the tooth. A filling is when existing bacteria and decay is removed from the tooth and the area is filled with a composite material. At Shore Points Dental Group we do not use any amalgam in our office, so your fillings are always mercury-free, tooth-colored composite fillings.
Depending on damage to the tooth, your dentist might recommend an inlay or onlay. An inlay or onlay is often used when restoration is more extensive than a filling but it is possible to preserve enough healthy tooth material to avoid a full crown. The procedure for placing the inlay or onlay is very similar to that of a crown, where the decayed portion of tooth is removed, an impression is taken and the lab creates the custom inlay or onlay for your specific tooth. This inlay or onlay is then attached to your tooth with dental cement, restoring the look and functionality of the tooth.
Dentures and partials are replacements for missing teeth and can be partial, full, removable or fixed.
Removable dentures are replacements for missing teeth that are typically made out of an acrylic resin. There are two main types of dentures, Complete Dentures (when patients has no natural teeth remaining) and Partial Dentures (when patient has some or many natural teeth remaining). Dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth, solve problems of pronunciation caused by missing teeth and aid with chewing.
Dentures (Fixed) or Implant Dentures
Fixed dentures are a method of replacing missing teeth in a more permanent manner. Mini implants are placed in the jawbone, which then attach to the denture device. This provides less movement and often more comfort than standard dentures.
Cosmetic Dental Services
At Shore Points Dental
, we also believe that your smile can begin in peace. We pride ourselves on the peaceful and calm atmosphere our office, we embrace and invite you to visit us to make your smile your best asset. Whether your cosmetic dentistry needs are for braces, crowns, veneers, or simple whitening, we can provide you with a complete smile makeover that will make you…well, smile!