Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jawbone and attached to a dental crown, bridge, or denture to replace the entire structure of one or more missing teeth. Implants are widely considered to be the finest restorative option available for patients who have suffered tooth loss because of the comfort and stability that they can provide.
If you have a small or medium-sized cavity, Dr. Benjamin will typically recommend a dental filling to restore the tooth. When placing a filling, he will prepare the tooth by removing bacteria and decayed tissue. Fillings can be made from many materials, including gold and silver amalgam. If you want the most natural look possible, we recommend fillings made from a tooth-colored composite resin.
Inlays or onlays can be good options if you have large cavities or have sustained damage to one of your molars. These restorations are larger than fillings but are a more conservative alternative to dental crowns. With proper care, inlays and onlays can provide years of protection to weakened teeth.
Crowns are large, tooth-shaped restorations that can fully cover and restore strength to damaged teeth. They are an integral part of root canal therapy, and an implant-supported crown can replace a single missing tooth. To place a crown, Dr. Benjamin will reshape your tooth to create a more suitable bonding surface for the restoration. Our partnering dental lab will then craft your dental crown using impressions of your bite.
We offer both traditional and implant-supported bridges to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. A traditional bridge is secured to the surrounding teeth with dental crowns, while an implant-supported restoration is attached to titanium posts that are embedded in your jaw. Bridges can restore function to your bite and fill the gaps in your smile left by missing teeth.
Our traditional full and partial dentures can be crafted from durable and natural-looking materials. Your restoration will fit securely and comfortably around your gums, allowing you to maintain the natural force of your bite. Additionally, your denture will correspond to the color of your teeth and gums. An implant-supported denture, which rests on four or more posts, offers improved stability and will never slip out of place when speaking or eating.