Preventative measures will always need to be part of a dental oral health plan. In circumstances where damage has already been done, more intensive procedures may be needed to bring teeth back to their healthy appearance and operation. Our staff will keep you informed on the options that will relieve pain, repair damage, improve your bite and get you back to normal function and look.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost. Through a surgical procedure, these artificial roots and teeth are placed directly into the bone. Implants replace teeth, restore chewing ability and improve facial structure in the process. They are natural-looking, secure, and durable and last for many years.
After a dental implant is placed into the bone, it must be given several months to heal. Several fittings and adjustments may be needed. Maintenance of your new implants is necessary by you; following directions and forming good habits for proper care will keep your implants looking great!
A root canal may be needed to relieve severe pain or sensitivity caused by extensive decay. Many times an infection is present. The affected tissue needs to be removed, and the nerve canal reshaped and filled with a special material and finally sealed and crowned to help prevent future infection.
Another way to replace lost teeth, this permanent fixture is typically made of porcelain on top of metal that fits over existing teeth. Bridges are the solution to many of the same issues that implants are used for and another option for patients, depending on their particular needs and circumstances.
Dentures are a removable option to replace missing teeth. They can be full appliances or partial. Natural, existing teeth may need to be prepared for dentures to fit properly. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance and put in once the teeth are removed. Adjustments for comfort and fit may need to be made once healing has occurred.
After proper fit has been achieved, a patient‘s smile is enhanced with easy-to-care for dentures. We would like to be your dental provider in Lapeer, MI. Please call us at (810) 664-2999 with any questions you may have!