General Treatment

Our general treatments include crowns, bridges, and dentures. If you have lost a tooth or have missing teeth, talk to one of our dentists about the best tooth replacement options. When a tooth is cracked, broken, or severely decayed, it must be treated right away. Missing teeth can affect your oral health and quality of your smile. Fortunately, there are several effective and affordable tooth replacement options available.

Crowns

A crown is a prosthetic that is placed directly over a tooth to increase strength and durability. A crown may be needed when a tooth is cracked, a filling has broken down, or if a tooth has become severely decayed. Crowns protect the tooth from further damage and can also improve the appearance of your smile. Porcelain crowns are especially aesthetically pleasing and are often recommended for the front teeth. Porcelain crowns fused to metal and full gold crowns are better suited for the back teeth. The treatment process is as follows:

First Visit: Doctor prepares the tooth by removing enamel on all surfaces. An impression is taken and sent to the lab to fabricate a custom crown. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent restoration is made.

Second Visit: After two to three weeks, the permanent crown is placed with a special cement.

With proper care, a crown can last for 20 years or more. We guarantee all major work for 7 years, as long as the patient maintains their regular check-ups and cleanings schedule.

Bridges

A bridge may be necessary for replacing one or more missing teeth. Since the adjacent teeth to a missing tooth tend to shift, this can create an imbalance and lead to periodontal disease or TMJ disorders. A bridge can be made with porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. We can discuss bridge placement and bridge treatment options during your visit.

Dentures

If you lose some or all of your natural teeth, we may recommend a set of artificial teeth that can restore your smile and help you chew food properly. Patients who have lost their teeth because of severe malnutrition, genetic defects or disorders, poor oral hygiene, or any type of trauma, may be good candidates for partial or full dentures. We also offer implant-supported full and partial dentures at our office. These can provide more comfort and even better chewing abilities.

We also offer implant supported full and partial dentures. This procedure involves placing implants in the arch to be treated and then retrofitting dentures on top of the implants for a more secure fit. Our patients enjoy a higher comfort level and improved chewing abilities with implant supported dentures.

Call Avenue Dental Care for more information about general treatments.

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