Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Talk to Dr. Brislin about the options most suitable for you, what your expectations are and the dental fees involved.
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak – things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Our office uses root canal treatment to find the cause of and then treat problems of the tooth’s soft core (the dental pulp). Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth.
Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture, just like a tooth.
If you feel that you have some of these symptoms or questions regarding TMD/TMJ please ask Dr. Brislin so that she can perform a clinical evaluation in order to determine a proper course of action.