Drs. Toth, Corsun, and Reims and their entire team believe that caring for your smile is one of the most important factors in promoting good health. Your overall dental health and wellness are always the top priority. Below is a list of Procedures offered in our practice.
Cosmetic tooth bonding can work wonders for your smile. Tooth bonding can correct a tooth gap, cover spots, chips, and discolorations, repair fractures, and even re-shape teeth. It is also great for an instant repair of a broken front tooth. The tooth bonding procedure involves roughening the surface of the tooth, applying an adhesive, and eventually shaping a putty like resin into the desired shape. After the material has hardened, we will then further trim and shape it and polish it to make it match the rest of your mouth’s structure. One of the many advantages of bonding is that it usually takes only one visit to complete.
Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of bridge consists of crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth or teeth to them. Another type of bridge consists of the replacement tooth attached to the adjacent teeth with wing-like appendages. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants. Crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics. Some metal-free crowns and bridges incorporate stress-bearing materials to enhance their strength and wear-resistance. Natural-looking crowns and bridges can be an ideal solution to replace or support missing or serious
Dental Implants are an exciting technology that has been used in our practice for more than 20 years. Dental implants act as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth and provide the foundation for a crown, bridge, or other dental restoration. Implants have helped hundreds of patients achieve teeth replacement without damaging adjacent teeth or living with cumbersome removable bridges. Dental implants improve biting comfort and stop adjacent teeth from shifting positions. Implants have the added benefit of preventing further bone loss where a tooth was removed, thereby avoiding weakening of the jawbone and collapse of facial structures.
There are many reasons people lose their teeth, either from periodontal disease, decay, or injuries. An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drifting into the surrounding space. Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth. Dentures can replace your missing teeth and give you the smile and confidence you deserve. A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks.
Some patients need full-mouth reconstruction to obtain total oral function and an attractive smile. Our dental office has the ability to handle full mouth rehabilitation. Patients needing full mouth reconstruction include those with multiple missing teeth, extensively damaged teeth, bite abnormalities, crooked or crowded teeth, advanced gum disease, the inability to chew properly. Often the compromised teeth and facial aesthetics have caused collapse of the lips and cheeks. Full mouth reconstruction restores the teeth, the bite and the proper support of the facial structions. This treatment can include a combination of dental implants, tooth bonding, veneers, fillings, crowns, dentures and removable or fixed bridges.
More conservative than a crown, inlays and onlays are two methods of restoring normal tooth structure after decay or other damage. Inlays and onlays are known as indirect fillings because unlike a standard filling, both are made in a laboratory and cemented or bonded to the surface of the tooth during a second visit. An inlay is done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. If the damage is more extensive and the new structure covers the entire chewing surface including one or more tooth cusps, the procedure is called an onlay. Like a crown, an onlay covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits inside the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with an onlay.
Periodontal treatment is an investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss. In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime. After evaluating your periodontal health, we will work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs. If periodontal disease is your problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the diseases have progressed. If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria. If these diseases have advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.
Porcelain Veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. Veneers are a thin, semitranslucent laminate bonded to your teeth. While they’re not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including diastemas (spaces between teeth), broken or chipped teeth, unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth that can’t be bleached, or crooked teeth. There are many advantages to having porcelain veneers. One of those advantages is that the procedure takes usually only two visits. Veneers can also last indefinitely, depending on how well they are taken care of. Because veneers are stronger than simple bonding, they are also more resistant to stains and chipping.
Coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, antibiotics and age can all darken teeth. Whitening your teeth has never been easier. Our customized whitening trays are molded to fit your mouth perfectly, so that the whitening solution can fill in the area around and between each tooth. We offer both In Office Chair side Whitening as well as the take home tray system.
Are you experiencing headaches and/or popping or clicking of the jaw? Over 50 million Americans annually have headaches so severe that they seek medical help. Most of these people state that their head pain is a disruptive force in their daily lives. The majority of these patients suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). TMJ is a group of separate but related disorders of the temporomandibular joint and all the associated muscles, ligaments, nerves, etc. Unfortunately, TMJ’s are the most frequently misdiagnosed of the medical/dental conditions. After a thorough examination and appropriate x-rays, we will help to identify the source of the pain. We will then recommend what type of treatment is needed for your particular problem and begin moving forward. The treatment usually requires a series of steps. Dental appliances are one of the most common ways to treat TMJ. Most people find they become accustomed to a corrective or protective dental appliance in a very short period of time. Any custom dental appliance you might need will be included in your treatment plan and thoroughly discussed with you.