Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support broken or weak teeth or those with large fillings; provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth; and aid in the implantation of bridges and other implants.
TDC carries Lava™, Captek™ and Procera® crowns which are ceramic and porcelain caps used for missing or damaged teeth that provide a natural look as well as a strong, fully functioning replacement for your original tooth. Captek® crowns are porcelain crowns with a gold liner proven to be exceptionally strong and durable. Procera® crowns are all ceramic crowns which provide the benefits of porcelain fused to metal crowns with the esthetics of an allceramic crown. Lava™ crowns combine CAD/CAM technology with a translucent zirconia framework that can be custom colored providing a precise fit and esthetics patients expect.
These crowns can be bonded or cemented to the original tooth and can also be used as implants or as part of bridges. All these crowns are metal free, and made of stronger porcelain, offering a more esthetic look.
Bridges are natural looking tooth replacements which help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. They can also reduce your risk of gum disease, restore your ability to bite and chew and improve your speech. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned at home.
With good oral hygiene, you can expect your bridge to last from 5 to 15 years, sometimes longer. You must remember to practice proper oral hygiene to prevent the build up of bacteria on your teeth and gums.
Root canals can prevent tooth loss when there is damage to the soft core of the tooth (the pulp). Despite its reputation as a painful ordeal, a root canal is actually not very uncomfortable. During the procedure, the damaged pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off, and a crown is bonded to the tooth to maintain strength.
Composite fillings are preferred by most dentist over the traditional amalgam (silver) fillings for many reasons. Amalgam fillings have been the center of controversy, when it comes to their mercury content, for years. On rare occasions, some people have even had allergic reactions to these fillings, where as with resin fillings, there are no metallic elements. In addition, composite fillings require less tooth structure to be removed during tooth preparation, many times resulting in smaller fillings.
PARTIAL & COMPLETE DENTURES
Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury can suffer from related problems including further decay, difficulty eating and speaking, and drooping of facial muscles. Full and partial dentures replace the missing teeth both aesthetically and functionally, providing support and restoring the smile. Full (complete) dentures are used when all of the natural teeth have been lost, while partial dentures fill in the gaps between natural teeth. The gums, dentures and any remaining natural teeth will need to be cleaned regularly to prevent staining, sores and plaque build up.
VALPLAST® PARTIAL DENTURES
Valplast® partial dentures are flexible but strong removable dentures that provide a comfortable feel and natural look with no metal involved. Valplast dentures adapt to the constant movement of your mouth while offering the strength and reliability of natural teeth. The fitting procedure is simple and noninvasive, and can be adjusted for more teeth in the future.
SIMPLY NATURAL DENTURES®
Simply Natural Dentures® are advanced, full dentures that resist staining, last longer and fit more comfortably than most other dentures. Aside from their strength and support, Simply Natural Dentures also provide lip support and a smile line that matches your facial features. Your doctor will provide a threestep process to determine the best fit and design for each individual patient.
Denture Comfort™ is a proven, industry standard procedure that works with either new or current denture wearers. While dentures certainly bring many lifechanging benefits, almost all denturewearers find that problems do occur. We now offer this new technology that’s affordable and can put an end to all your denture problems in a onehour procedure. There’s no reason to suffer from these denture troubles any longer. Click here for more information about Denture Comfort™.