Woodstock General and Implant Dentistry on May 18, 2017

Restorations to Last a Lifetime

At Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry, we believe our patients have beautiful smiles. We want those smiles to be healthy too. Dental restorations are not just cosmetic, but important for your oral health and overall well-being.

Dr. Claudia Patch and her team can help you find the solution that will work for you. High quality materials and a treatment plan customized to fit your individual needs will help you plan for a healthier future.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns are replacement teeth that are individually crafted to fit your bite and smile. They fill the gap left after you damage or lose a tooth, and more importantly keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment. Misaligned teeth can cause bite problems and lead to bone loss in your jaw.

Crowns can be attached to an existing root to cover a damaged tooth, or they may be supported by a dental implant when the whole tooth is missing. Crowns can be made of multiple types of materials, but we recommend Zirconia crowns as they contain no metals. Zirconia crowns are also more resistant to stains and bacteria, meaning that they not only look better but reduce the risk of gum disease.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are simply a combination of two or more crowns that “bridge” the space between your teeth. The most common type of dental bridge, a fixed dental bridge, is cemented to adjacent “abutment” teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. Fixed dental bridges typically consist of a pontic (false tooth), fused between two dental crowns, which are cemented to the abutment teeth. Although these types of bridges can improve the appearance and function of your mouth, a dental implant supported bridge is a more permanent solution.

An implant supported dental bridge is not reliant on other teeth in your mouth, but rather anchored in place by dental implants. This strengthens the bridge and reduces stress on your remaining teeth. Implants also make it possible to receive a full-arch dental bridge, which spans an entire set of either your upper or lower teeth.

Full-arch dental bridges are also fixed permanently in place, only removed by a dentist. They are sturdier and more comfortable than dentures and are easy to care for.

Dental bridges, like dental crowns, can be made from a variety of materials. Our dental laboratory utilizes the latest Computer-Assist-Design/Computer-Assist-Manufacture (CAD CAM) technology to mill full contour bridges from Prettau® Zirconia – the definitive solution for missing or failing teeth.

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