Superior Local Wellness Dentistry
At our office, you will find that we go over your medical history very thoroughly as well as taking your blood pressure. You will hear us talking about the bacteria in your mouth being linked to the wellness of your entire body. You are not just a set of teeth, your oral health affects your total body health.
Crowns & Bridge
Restore lost or damaged teeth as a long-term solution that can help prevent the cycle of problems that can occur when just one tooth is missing, such as the shifting of the remaining teeth, decay, periodontal disease, and bone loss.
- Dental Crowns – Sometimes called caps – go over the top of the tooth and provide additional support. Sometimes this support is designed to reinforce a bridge, but other times a cap is installed on its own to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken. Crowns can be made of ceramic, gold, or metal.
- Bridges – Installed when a patient loses one or more permanent teeth. When a bridge is installed, the teeth on either side of the gap are crowned to provide additional support. The bridge is then installed between the crowns, replacing the lost teeth, restoring your smile, and maintaining your natural bite.
A mini implant is smaller in size and is less invasive than a conventional implant. They are usually made of titanium and are placed within the bone to support dentures or crowns, giving you the ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence. One of the benefits of a mini implant is that it does not require multiple appointments like the conventional implant, allowing you to see immediate results.
If you have an insurance plan that helps pay for treatment, please be sure and bring your dental insurance card with you to your appointment. As a courtesy, we will be happy to file your insurance claim for you. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. However, please understand that this is an agreement between you and your insurance company and you are ultimately responsible for paying for the services you receive. If you have any questions about your insurance plan or payment options, please call Lorraine at 330-793-9368 or click here to send an e-mail.