Prosthetic Dentistry Thornhill, ON
Whether you need to repair or replace a single tooth or a series of teeth, Dr. Kadivar and her caring staff have the skills, experience, and different solutions to keep your mouth healthy, restore your chewing power, improve the look of your smile and prevent other oral issues.
A crown or cap is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. The procedure is used to fix broken or fractured teeth, cosmetic enhancement, decaying tooth, fractured or large fillings and after root canal treatment is performed. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crowns.
Dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth and its a fixed (non-removable) appliance. Bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. This cosmetic treatment will be offered when there is a need to fill space of missing teeth, maintain facial shape, and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position. Dr. Neda Kadivar will discuss the best options for your particular case.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
COMPLETE & PARTIAL DENTURES
A denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks). During this time, the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.