Also called caps, crowns are natural-looking covers that fit snugly over your teeth to conceal cracked, badly discolored, injured, or chipped teeth. Crowns minimize physical discomfort and provide support to damaged teeth. Ultimately, crowns can improve the overall appearance of your smile while making your teeth more resistant to injury. We use only all-porcelain (ceramic) and PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns in our practice. For more information aboutcrowns, please contact our office today.
At Forrest and Forrest Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Forrest places the Implant Crown right here in our office. Dental implant restorations are performed by attaching crowns to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the anchor has been surgically placed, bone attaches to the implant, holding it firmly in place. An artificial tooth (crown) can then be attached to the implant. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dental Implants can be used as artificial tooth replacements for missing teeth and stabilizing loose dentures as well as replacing small bridges. To find out if dental implant restoration is right for you, please contact us today.
Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, and the pulp dies, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. During the procedure (performed under anesthesia), a small hole is drilled into the tooth and into the pulp chamber. The diseased pulp is removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a porcelain (tooth-colored) crown. For further information on root canals or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
In only the most extreme and necessary cases—such as when a tooth's roots are damaged beyond repair—we may extract a tooth in preparation for a restorative dental procedure. If you have any questions about tooth extractions, please feel free to contact us.
The intraoral camera is a revolutionary diagnostic dental tool allowing us to more clearly identify potential problems within the mouth early on. The tiny intraoral camera can be inserted into a patient's mouth, taking pictures of the teeth and displaying the images onto a computer screen. Using the intraoral camera saves time and makes problems easily visible to both patient and doctor. Patients can view the areas we will be working on, making procedures easy to understand. The accompanying software also provides clear and accurate data so that the best treatment options can be selected. To learn more about the intraoral camera, please contact our office today.
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