Metro Dental of Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Veneers are one of the most often-used means of improving the appearance of misshaped, chipped, decayed, tetracycline stained teeth and to cover undesirable spaces between the teeth. Porcelain veneers create white, beautiful and uniform smile. Porcelain veneers are custom made thin plates of porcelain that are bonded to cover the front surface of teeth. Porcelain veneers recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Crown and Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. A dental crown is used to cover a fractured tooth or a tooth that has a large cavity, or a tooth that had a previous root canal treatment. A crown protects and strengthen the tooth.
A bridge fills a space where a tooth once was, and is generally three or more crowns fused together. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone so that they can fuse with your natural bones and become strong and sturdy foundations for replacement teeth. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth. Dental implant crowns are custom made tooth crowns that will resemble your natural teeth.
Full Denture, Partial Denture and Overdenture
Full Dentures or complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. There are two types of dentures:
Conventional Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.
Immediate Dentures are made before the extraction surgery and will be delivered on the day of the surgery. As, a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing time. However, the bones and gums shrink during the healing time therefore more adjustments have to be done in comparison to conventional dentures.
Partial Dentures are removable appliances that consist of replacement of some teeth in upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and they also prevents other teeth from changing their position.
Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants. The modified denture is snapped into place where it is retained by the dental implants and supported by the soft tissue. You simply snap the denture out each night for cleaning.
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