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Dentures & Partials
If left untreated, tooth loss can affect more than just your self-image. It can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. Fortunately, full or partial dentures have proven to be a reliable method of treatment that has stood the test of time.
Dentures are made of a plastic resin that is the color of gums. It is designed to fit into your mouth and act like regular teeth. They suction to your gums which is why it’s important that they are properly fitted – otherwise, they could become uncomfortable and problematic. Dentures also help to keep your face’s bone structure supported and the lips and cheeks in their proper places.
Temporary Treatment Partial
Temporary treatment partials are affordable removable plastic dentures that work as a temporary tooth replacement while your mouth recovers from something like a tooth extraction. Once the space is healed, implants can be placed.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are generally made of cast metal or processed resin making them lighter, and less obtrusive than plastic ones. Although they are a little more costly, they are well worth it since they will fit much better. Not to mention they are still less expensive than dental implants or bridges.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the obvious best option available. A dental implant is a screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the “root” of a missing tooth. This is considered a minor surgical procedure and is performed by an oral surgeon. The implant is inserted into the empty space and directly into the jawbone.
After a few months of healing, the final crown can be attached. During this time the implant fuses to the surrounding bone. Once the oral surgeon can see that the bone has formed around the post, Dr. Corella will then make impressions of your mouth in order to make a natural-looking crown.
By brushing and flossing your teeth consistently and having regular teeth cleanings, you will increase your odds of keeping your natural teeth for life! This includes caring for the gums and tooth-supporting bone as well. Gum disease is always a constant threat which is why it’s something the doctor always keeps an eye out for during check-ups. If gum issues become obvious, this is where periodontal therapy can come into play.
The goal of periodontal therapy is always to correct diseased gum tissue. Gum disease has the ability to spread from the gums to the bone which can cause tooth loss. The therapies range from deep cleanings to surgery to repair the gum and bone tissue.
Regular cleanings can help prevent an unfortunate problem. If there is decay, early detection is ideal in order to attempt to save and repair the damage.
A beautiful, white smile is sure to increase your confidence and self-image. The product Dr. Corella recommends is our preferred way to brighten your smile because it’s safe and effective. It is also the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. An oral exam is recommended before beginning whitening treatment to ensure that the discoloration is not due to another dental condition.
First, we will take a mold of your teeth. Then, two plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you. All you have to do is fill the trays with the provided whitening gel, place the trays over your teeth, and leave them for approximately 30 minutes per session.
A filling is the material that fills a hole in your tooth, such as a cavity. The filling helps to prevent any more decay in that tooth. If left untreated, it could reach your nerve tissue which can be incredibly uncomfortable. If it gets to that point, a root canal may be required.
The first step in acquiring a filling is to get an exam with x-rays. Then, the decayed part of the tooth is drilled out. Once the decayed part is removed, the remaining tooth gets filled. Dr. Corella offers both silver (amalgam) and tooth-colored (composite) fillings.
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