Our patient consultations result in a properly designed cosmetic and restorative treatment plan that can enhance self-confidence and vastly improve a patient's dental health. A number of options are available to achieve this goal:
Gold or porcelain crowns can be placed over badly damaged or decayed teeth, mask an unsightly tooth, or hold a dental bridge in place. Dr. Skip uses a porcelain crown with a customized shade that blend into the surrounding teeth to provide a natural, aesthetically appealing look. With proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, crowns can last for a long time.
Dental bridges are used to fill in a space caused by a missing tooth and can improve a patient's ability to speak, eat, and smile. A customized false tooth is fused to two crowns placed on the teeth that are present on each side of the missing tooth space. Dr. Skip designs bridgework to ensure that this non-removable structure is comfortable and natural. With proper care and regular dental checkups, bridges can last for a long time.
- Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a highly effective solution for strengthening teeth and masking a number of cosmetic problems in the mouth. A thin, durable porcelain veneer is crafted from an impression of the tooth, then bonded to the tooth surface to produce a flawless smile that you never thought was possible.
- Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is quick and effective way to re-contour a tooth, repair a fracture, or mask a discolored tooth. Using a shade of bonding material that complements the tooth, Dr. Skip shapes and hardens the material with high intensity light, and finishes the process by polishing the bonded tooth. This process can be finished in a single office visit.
Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings contain no potentially dangerous mercury. Dr. Skip uses these tooth-colored fillings which are extremely durable and aesthetically appealing.
- Teeth Whitening
This procedure can rapidly and dramatically brighten a patient's smile by removing discoloration or stains caused by coffee, tea, soda, or tobacco. Special fluoride toothpaste is available with the home-care kits, which will minimize sensitivity during the whitening process.
Inlays or onlays are used for mild to moderate decay on a tooth's chewing surface, when a crown is not required. With proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, inlays or onlays last much longer than traditional fillings.
- Endodontics - Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is used to save a tooth that has become badly infected. A tooth's diseased nerve is removed and replaced with a dental material and sealer. In this way, a natural tooth can function for years longer without having to replace it with a bridge or partial denture that may not be as stable. Dr. Skip evaluates each patient's case to determine the most effective therapy and avoid the premature loss of a tooth.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are an excellent alternative for patients who have some missing teeth and are good candidates for this procedure. Implants are inserted beneath the gums that remain in place for up to six months to allow time for fusion to surrounding bone. Custom-made artificial teeth are then secured to these implants. With enough existing bone structure, implants can be used under difficult dentures to provide more stability and support. The patient now has a beautiful smile and a stable bite that allows a person to eat and speak with complete confidence. Though the process is lengthy, the results are unparalleled and long-lasting.
- Periodontal Care
Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. Screening for early signs of this disease is done during regular dental checkups. Treated properly and early enough, gum disease can be halted and tooth loss minimized.
Whether you have been wearing dentures for years or not, Dr. Skip offers both full and partial dentures that are strong, comfortable and natural.
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