Adult tooth loss is an unfortunate dental problem that can result from injury, severe tooth decay, or advanced cases of gum disease. Even the loss of one tooth can throw off the alignment of the teeth and lead to bone deterioration. Dental implants are the most secure replacement for missing teeth.
Dental bridges and crowns are restorative options for replacing lost teeth or, in the case of porcelain crowns, restoring strength to damaged or weakened teeth. Our dental crowns are made in-office using our CEREC machine in a single day. Our dental bridges are crafted in a trusted dental laboratory.
Another option for our patients who have experienced significant tooth loss is full or partial dentures. Using impressions of the teeth our dentures are custom crafted. Patients who have good oral health and significant bone strength are good candidates for our implant-supported dentures.
Correcting alignment problems like TMJ not only improves the appearance of the teeth but also helps patients avoid these problems. We offer our patients traditional orthodontics treatment with braces and retainers. Using the Damon system, our braces realign the teeth without the use of rubber ties.
When moderate to severe tooth decay is present, inlays and onlays allow patients to preserve healthy tooth enamel. Inlays and onlays are large dental fillings either replace material that lies within the cusps of the tooth (an inlay) or beyond the cusps (onlays).
Minor cases of tooth decay can be treated with dental fillings. This simple, effective treatment restores damaged tooth enamel, while sealing bacteria from the area. At Sandcreek Dental we offer composite, tooth-colored fillings which blend in with your tooth.