Why Would I need a Crown?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

The crown of a tooth is the part of the tooth that extends above the gum line. When the crown of a tooth becomes badly damaged because of extensive decay or because of fracture or because of cracks or if it has developmental defects, then a laboratory fabricated crown or cap is precision fitted and […]

What is a Fixed Dental Bridge?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

In the event that a tooth must be extracted or if there is a congenitally missing tooth and a dental implant is not wanted or not possible, then a Fixed Dental Bridge can be made. This is done by trimming down all of the enamel off of the teeth on each side of the missing […]

More About Complete Oral Rehabilitation?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

Some people unfortunately, have accumulated considerable amounts of dental damage.  Where there are many damaged teeth, simple fillings usually will not be adequate to restore and stabilize matters.  Where there has been extensive wear or a collapsed bite from having missing or shifted teeth, a much greater and comprehensive restoration will often be required.  Often, […]

What are Dental Veneers?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

Dental Veneers are ultra-thin layers of translucent porcelain that are bonded on top of existing enamel. Most often, some of the enamel needs to be stripped off so that the end result does not look like bulky over-contoured chiclets. On occasion, where teeth are not very prominent, no-prep or minimal-prep veneers may be possible. Veneers […]

Removable Dentures and Implant Overdentures

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

RPD’s or removable partial dentures are plastic and metal component false teeth that are used to replace a zone or number of missing teeth by clasping or anchoring the appliance to the remaining viable teeth. RPD’s are the most inexpensive way to replace the function and appearance of multiple missing teeth where implants or fixed […]

What is the Cost of Restorative Dentistry?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Restorative Dentistry

In Dentistry, both fees and quality can vary significantly.  A higher fee does not always means higher quality. The comparative fees chart below is unofficial. It is not based on a scientific collection of data but is based on my impressions on the fees out there as have been generally described to me. These fees […]