When you think of dentures do you envision chunky blocks of fake-looking teeth? If you’ve been putting off getting dentures because you think they will look like the “false teeth” you may remember from years ago, you need to schedule an appointment with the St. Paul Dentures Dentist to learn about modern dentures!
Replacing Old Dentures
If you’ve had your dentures for many years, you have probably noticed that they do not fit as well as they used to when you first had them placed. As you know, this can cause severe discomfort and embarrassing slipping accidents.
Aging is a contributing factor since the shape of our jaw gradually changes over time. Another reason your dentures may not fit properly any more is that when you lose teeth, the density of your jaw bone changes, causing it to “shrink.”
New Dentures for a New Smile
Whether you are having old dentures replaced or getting dentures for the first time, you will be pleasantly surprised with the look and feel of dentures made using updated dental technology and materials. Dentures today are customized to be functional while enhancing your appearance. Your dentist will create natural-looking dentures that take into account the shape of your face and your unique bite.
Modern Materials Make Dentures Beautiful
Today’s dentures are carefully custom-crafted to create a snug fit that is functional and comfortable. State-of-the art technology and materials allow us to produce a set of dentures that look completely natural, right down to the fillings!
Contact our Office for More Information
Do you need to replace your old dentures? Are you a first-time denture wearer worried that your new teeth will look unnatural? If so, please contact our St. Paul Dentures Dentist office for a consultation. We will explain all the advantages of modern dentures and how they can change your smile – and your life!
There are so many different types of cosmetic and restorative procedures and treatments being available today, it’s understandable that there may be some confusion about which treatment best suits your situation - dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures. Our Highland Park St. Paul General Dentist office offers all these services. Here is a rundown of uses for each:
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns ("caps") are one of dentistry's most versatile types of restorations. Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, fillings are dental restorations that fill in or cover just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface.
Although there are several types of crowns porcelain are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
When is a dental crown used?
A crown essentially becomes the new tooth, restoring it to its original shape and may be used to strengthen broken, fractured teeth, cover large or fractured fillings or for cosmetic enhancement. In addition, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment may have a crown placed. This protects the tooth, prevents it from breaking, and restores it to its full function.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment at the Highland Park St. Paul General Dentist office will include taking several highly accurate impressions used to create a temporary crown as well as your permanent custom crown.
The dentist prepares the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Your temporary crown is then placed and your dentist will ensure a proper bite.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your dentist will place the new crown carefully to ensure that spacing and bite are accurate. You will receive instructions for care and cleaning before you are sent home with a beautiful, enhanced smile.
Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacement of missing teeth. Losing a tooth can have seriously implications because it causes oral health problems as well as difficulty speaking properly along with the inability to eat certain foods. Obviously, you may also experience a lack of confidence in your appearance and want to hide your smile. But our St. Paul Dental Implants Office gives offers tooth replacement options that are very effective. Dental implants have quickly become the preferred tooth replacement method for dentists and patients.
A dental implant is made up of a small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. After placement, the implant bonds with your jaw bone and forms a strong foundation for a natural-looking dental restoration. Once the post is firmly seated in the jaw, the dentist attaches the restoration to the implant. Since the titanium post takes replaces the tooth’s missing root, dental implants integrate with the structure of surrounding bone to mimic the appearance and strength of your natural teeth.Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. They are an exceptional tooth replacement option when used alone, but they can also be used to help improve the stability and comfort of existing dentures or bridges.
Our St. Paul Dental Implants Office strategically places dental implants to stabilize bridges and dentures. Bridges stay in place because they are affixed to adjacent teeth, but this can cause unnecessary strain and structural stress on a patient’s natural teeth. Now, a patient’s bridge can be anchored to a dental implant, ensuring a comfortable fit, taking the pressure off healthy, natural teeth.
Dental implants can be used alone or with dentures and bridges to improve the appearance and functionality of a patient’s smile. They are a versatile tooth-replacement option providing stability and a natural-looking restoration.
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