Same-Day Dental Crowns and Bridges
What can I do about these ugly fillings?
Amalgam (or silver) fillings are becoming a thing of the past. They require the removal of a greater amount of healthy tooth structure and can cast a dark shadow across your otherwise beautiful smile. Many patients feel self-conscious that these large fillings are visible when they laugh or smile and are seeking alternatives.
At Jarrettsville Family Dentistry, we offer many different tooth-colored restorations to keep your smile looking great and provide protection. Tooth-colored fillings allow us to fill cavities without the need for silver amalgam. When you have a large filling that breaks down or requires replacement, we also offer porcelain crowns to provide more protection.
We can discuss your goals for your smile and replace your dark restorations with natural-looking alternatives. While there may not be any immediate health concerns with keeping your silver fillings, some patients question the safety of mercury-containing amalgams.
Dr. Stern wants to hear your concerns, provide good information, and offer solutions to give you a smile you feel proud of. Contact us today to set up an exam in our office. Once he has the opportunity to examine your teeth, he can offer the solutions that will work best for you.
How can I replace a missing tooth?
Missing teeth can be replaced in a number of ways. The first, and usually best, option is a dental implant. A dental implant looks, feels, and functions exactly like your other teeth and is the most successful and predictable way to replace any missing part of the body!
The second option is a bridge or a fixed partial denture. This is done by using the teeth next to the missing tooth as anchors to hold the missing tooth in place. The reason why, if we can, we prefer dental implants is a bridge causes the adjacent teeth to have dental treatment that they might otherwise might need.
The third and final option is a removable partial denture. The denture will be fabricated to exactly fit your gums and mouth to allow you to eat and smile again.
If you have any further questions, please call us 410-692-6132 today for a consult with Dr David Stern!
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