Lakeshore Dental offers a variety of options to improve your mouth’s health and appearance. Our team promises to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. We will take the time to talk with you one-on-one and get an understanding of the kind of treatment you prefer; allowing us to establish a starting point for your smile’s future. Together, we’ll design a treatment plan just for you.
A crown is a dental restoration that covers a tooth and restores it to its normal shape, size, and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of that tooth. There are several reasons why a crown may be recommended for treatment:
- A largely decayed tooth — where a filling would not be appropriate treatment
- A cracked or broken tooth with a large or worn filling
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- A cosmetic reason such as: placement, discoloration or shape of a tooth or teeth
- Protect a tooth after a root canal has been completed
- Covers a dental implant — replaces a missing tooth
Dental implants replace a missing tooth or teeth — whether from injury, accident or dental disease. Implants are an amazing solution — simulating a natural tooth in form and function. The dental implant is secured in the bone, functioning as the root of your tooth, bonding naturally with the jawbone. They prevent deterioration of the surrounding bone and preserve facial structure. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for implant placement.
A bridge is a way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It attaches to natural teeth while replacing the missing tooth and/or teeth and is cemented permanently in place. Spaces left from missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift. If left untreated these gaps can change the way your teeth fit together creating a poor bite or jaw soreness. Bridges help restore and improve your smile, speech, and chewing ability.
Composite fillings, or white fillings, are tooth colored material that restore the natural appearance of teeth. They are made to blend in with the color of tooth enamel and are adhesively bonded and chemically hardened with a special light. Composite fillings are a plastic material that creates less stress on teeth unlike amalgam, or silver fillings. Patients today prefer white fillings because they make their teeth look healthy when they talk, laugh, and smile.