Restorative Dentistry Can Repair Your Damaged & Worn Teeth
- Rita Alvarez
Dental crowns are a common and versatile restorative solution that is designed to fit over a singular tooth. Our team typically recommends this approach for teeth that are badly decayed, injured, weakened, or cosmetically imperfect; the crown protects and rebuilds the tooth without requiring it to be removed altogether, which is better for the patient’s ongoing oral health.
Additionally, crowns are also used in conjunction with dental bridges. Like the name implies, dental bridges are used to “bridge” the gap that exists in a patient’s mouth when consecutive teeth are lost. The crowns work as anchors, fitting over adjacent healthy teeth in order to hold the new bridge securely in place.
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CEREC One-Visit Restorations
If the thought of having to wait over the course of multiple appointments for a new dental crown leaves you feeling frustrated, don’t despair – our team understands how hard it can be to function when your smile just isn’t at its best. At Legacy Dental SA, we strive to provide quality work in a convenient time frame, which is why our team has started using CEREC. CEREC simplifies the process of creating a new, custom-made restoration down to a single appointment – no tedious waiting required.
You don’t have to continue suffering from tooth loss, because at Legacy Dental SA, we offer fixed dental bridges to replace consecutive missing teeth. We craft our restorations from high-quality, durable materials that are made to last and look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Each detail is custom-tailored to your unique mouth so you don’t feel embarrassed to show off your smile. Our office is also equipped with the latest dental technology like digital impression software. That way, we can create accurately fitting and long-lasting restorations that allow you to feel comfortable smiling, laughing, and speaking again.
At Legacy Dental SA, metal amalgam fillings are safely in the past. Instead, we’re proud to offer a much better way of combating cavities for our patients of all ages! Our fillings are crafted from composite resin, which is a flexible and high-quality restorative material that comes in several lifelike shades. Our doctors will take the time to find the shade that matches your enamel before removing the decayed portions of the tooth and applying the composite resin.
In addition to being attractive, tooth-colored fillings are also conservative (which means we’re able to save more of your natural tooth) and less sensitive to temperature-related sensitivity. Once some time has passed, you’re likely to forget where they are in your smile.
Full & Partial Dentures
If you’re missing a significant number of teeth, it’s important to invest in tooth replacement that you can rely on. Countless patients have been choosing custom-made full or partial denture for hundreds of years now, and these prosthetics only get better over time! They’re designed for your unique mouth, convenient to clean and store, and very cost-effective. If you’re looking for more permanence and stability, Dr. Eck can also introduce you to an implant-retained denture, which anchors to implants in the jaw for a fixed, lifelike fit.
When you end up with a tooth that’s suffered a traumatic injury or is heavily decayed, extraction may not be the only option available to you. Our doctors can perform root canal treatment, which involves accessing the tooth’s inner chamber and removing diseased pulp from the canals. Then, a custom restoration is placed over the tooth as a final touch, rebuilding its strength and helping it remain an important and natural part of your overall smile.
Sometimes, despite Dr. Eck’s best efforts, the loss of one or more natural teeth becomes a sad necessity. In these situations, patients can trust our team to handle the extraction process in a smooth and comfortable fashion, minimizing your discomfort however possible. If needed, we will also start working with you right away to devise the right tooth replacement solution for your unique situation, whether your preference is a dental bridge, dental implants, or a custom-made denture.