Comfortable & comprehensive dentistry.
West End Dental provides a number of options to replace missing teeth. A bridge is exactly what the name depicts. A gap caused by one or two missing teeth is “bridged” with a row of natural looking porcelain teeth that are permanently cemented to the neighboring teeth.
Crowns are a restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. A crown may be needed to restore a worn, broken, or decayed tooth. It provides support to a tooth after a root canal and can also be done for cosmetic reasons. Commonly made in porcelain, it provides a strong, long lasting restoration that closely resembles a natural tooth. Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and often can be made in one single visit to our office.
A cleaning appointment may begin with x-rays, so that the dentist can get a full picture of your oral health. To clean the teeth, your hygienist will use advanced technology to remove hardened deposits and stains that regular brushing cannot. A thorough examination by the dentist will follow the cleaning to ensure we keep you on the right path to a healthy smile. Our patients are important to us at West End Dental, so your comfort level is our utmost priority.
Complete or partial dentures may be needed to replace multiple missing teeth. These removable replacement teeth can help someone who is missing all of their teeth or just a few throughout their mouth. They are removable; however, they can be supported by natural teeth, implants, or natural suction. At West End Dental, we emphasize cosmetics in every procedure. For your dentures, You work directly with the dentist to determine the size, shape, color, and position of teeth allowing a new, beautiful smile.
When a cavity is present, the integrity and life of the tooth is in danger as it is being dissolved by bacteria from the inside out. To heal the tooth, the decay is cleaned out and filled with a composite resin material that hardens into the same color as your original tooth. These “tooth-colored” fillings are long lasting and can be done for cosmetic reasons as well.
GUM DISEASE AND GINGIVITIS
Dental implants are the closest replacement you can get to a healthy, natural tooth. Described as an artificial tooth root, implants are the leading solution to replace a single missing tooth or even multiple teeth. Once placed, implants will heal within your natural bone providing a foundation for your new tooth or teeth. Implants can also attach to your denture to increase stability if you have ever had trouble with it slipping or shifting in your mouth. From placement to restoration, look no further than West End Dental for your implant needs.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to appear in the mouth. History tells us that they have many long-term complications if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or if they grow in the wrong position. The majority of people experience “crowding of teeth”, pain, swelling, or stiffness in the jaw due to the position of their wisdom teeth. We know that removing wisdom teeth helps reduce the risk of future problems, and people who choose to have wisdom tooth extractions rarely have serious complications.