Restorative Dentistry: Dental Implants, Crowns, and Dentures

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots. They provide the ultimate support for crowns, bridges, and dentures. For the most accurate implant placement, we also collaborate with technicians who use 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CT) scans to examine your jawbone and determine the best placement strategy.

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Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged or weakened tooth, a dental crown can restore aesthetics, comfort, and balance. Crowns are single-tooth restorations that cover teeth following treatment. We offer crowns made from several different materials, including zirconia and IPS e.max®. After discussing your goals and health needs, Dr. Gutnichenko will recommend the best type of crown for you. She will also make sure that your new restoration maintains the correct positioning of your jaw.

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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can replace one or more lost teeth. These custom-crafted restorations are made of several artificial teeth, which are traditionally anchored by one or more crowns. Once in place, a bridge improves the function and appearance of your smile. Typically, our bridges are made of porcelain that is fused to metal. We also offer zirconia for an even more lifelike appearance. Whenever possible, we recommend implant-supported bridges, since they are more stable and durable than traditional restorations.

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Dentures

If you are missing some or all of your teeth, we offer dentures to restore your smile. Full dentures can replace an entire dental arch, and a partial denture can restore a segment of your dental arch. We offer both conventional and implant-supported dentures. We work with a trusted local lab known for providing restorations with a highly lifelike look and fit. We can also reline or fix your old dentures, if needed.

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Inlays and Onlays

If a filling cannot adequately restore your tooth, but a crown would be excessive, an inlay or onlay may be the solution. Often called partial crowns, these restorations are custom-made from tooth-colored porcelain. They fit like puzzle pieces into teeth following treatment for trauma or dental caries. Inlays fit inside the cusps of your teeth, while onlays replace the cusps. 

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