Tooth colored fillings (composite restorations) look more like the natural teeth and can be easily examined in x-rays compared to metal fillings.
Crowns, sometimes called caps, are made to completely replace the part of the tooth that is above the gums when there is not enough tooth structure to hold a more conservative restoration like a filling. These permanently fixed teeth make a real difference in the health and function of the mouth. Crowns can be fixed to the remaining part of the natural tooth or to an implant if the natural tooth is completely gone.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth using the strength of neighboring teeth and is permanently fixed to these teeth with a floating tooth (pontic) in between.
Full dentures are appliances that completely replace all of the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. These tooth replacements can be removed and are not permanently fixed in the mouth. When lower dentures can’t be worn comfortably or don’t fit due to bone ridge loss, we can place implants to stabilize the denture. Implants that stabilize the denture can be removable (think magnets) or permanently attached.
Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace one or multiple teeth by attaching with a clasp to neighboring teeth and can be removed.
How you feel about your smile matters in your overall health and your oral health. If you feel good about your smile it will improve your confidence and self esteem while motivating to care for them in the best way possible.
Whatever your dream smile, we’ll review your specific needs and provide all of the options to help you achieve your goal. Your goals can range from a whiter smile to full mouth reconstruction.
Capital Dental Care
Cosmetic & General Dentistry In Raleigh, NC