Dental Veneers are an excellent cosmetic remedy for a variety of dental conditions that affect the appearance of the front teeth. Durable and color stable, veneers are, in many cases, the perfect way to restore the natural function and beauty of your teeth, so you can smile with confidence! Veneers, usually fabricated from porcelain, are a thin, semi-translucent shell, custom made to fit precisely over an existing tooth. They are permanently bonded, held in place by a special resin that adheres the back of the veneer to the front of the tooth. The finished result is extremely strong and durable.
Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability. Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
Periodontal (gum) disease Is the major cause of tooth loss in adults, affecting three out of four people over the age of 35. In fact, more than half of all adults over age 18 already have periodontal disease in its early stages. This inflammatory disease attacks the gums, bone, and other supporting structures of the teeth. Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontal disease, occurring when plaque accumulates on the teeth near the gums. The gums become inflamed, causing redness and swelling around one or more teeth. As the disease progresses, the gums tend to bleed easily. If detected and treated at this stage, the gingival tissues will return to normal.