Your smile today may not be as healthy as it once was. Years of wear, tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. With restorative Dentistry, Dr. Olsen can restore you to excellent dental health using implants, crowns and bridges and other treatments designed to give you freedom from pain, discomfort and future problems. Ask Dr. Olsen to create a customized treatment plan for you.
Denture, Partial Denture
Implant Supported Denture
Your confidence fades and your appearance can change after tooth loss. With dentures, you can get back to your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced removable dentures to best fit you, your Natural Dentistry team will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made for you and helps you select the shade and shape. You walk away with great fitting dentures that look just like real teeth, and smiling is just the beginning.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. The partial denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with your natural smile. In some situations, this type of denture is made with denture teeth that are supported by a lightweight, flexible material. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
Implant Supported Dentures
While typical dentures shift and sometimes require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implant supported dentures fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Implant supported dentures rely on dental implants to anchor them in place – a dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted and fused to your jawbone, mimicking the root structure of your natural teeth. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace loose dentures with an entire set of teeth supported firmly with implants.
Crown and Implant Supported Crown
A porcelain crown from Dr. Olsen is a custom-made tooth, made out of porcelain, that is placed over your own natural tooth (after a little preparation). When you have a tooth that has been worn or damaged in such a way that a filling cannot restore enough tooth structure, a crown is placed to complete your smile and restore your ability to chew.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used when a tooth is missing or your tooth must be removed due to extensive damage. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone by one of the doctor’s trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown that is custom created for you. Implants are used as an alternative to bridges.
Bridge and Implant Supported Bridge
A bridge uses the structure of the teeth on either side of a gap to act as anchor points for suspending a prosthetic tooth in the empty space – "bridging the gap." An implant supported bridge simply uses dental implants, instead of neighboring teeth, to act as the anchor points for a bridge. The end result is the same… a complete, beautiful, functional smile! Contact this Mesquite Dentist today.