Unfortunately, many people lose their teeth as they age. If this happens to you, we can help you choose the right tooth replacement strategy. There is a variety of denture designs and materials available at Schick Dental.
Dr Toghyani will consult with you and discuss your needs to recommend the most suitable option for you.
We can provide complete or partial denturesto replace your missing tooth or teeth, restore your smile and function as well as achieving a more youthful appearance for you.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown is most commonly used to protect and strengthen a tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
However, crowns specially porcelain crowns can also be used to cap teeth for cosmetic reasons. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular, because this material resembles your natural tooth enamel very closely.
Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and colour of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. They are highly durable and will last many years but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced. There are many reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth,
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Final phase of root canal therapy
Implant dentistry is the most advanced treatment available for replacing missing teeth. Dental implant restorations, generally look, feel and act like natural teeth.
Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth, because they replace both the root and the body of the tooth. An implant consists of two parts, a titanium steel peg or screw that is surgically implanted into the jaw and a crown which sits on top of the peg or screw and effectively replaces the tooth.
The most common reasons for having implants are:
- replace missing teeth
- avoid the need for dentures
- prevent or minimise bone loss that occurs after a tooth is lost
- prevent the shaving down of healthy teeth for a bridge
- provide patients with the confidence of real teeth
- allow patients to eat all the foods they enjoy
Dr Rahiel Toghyani is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be replaced. Dental onlay provides a more extensive cover of the tooth, compared to dental inlays. Dental onlays restore large cavities without having to use a crown.
In the long-term, inlays and onlays can give restorations a better fit, aesthetics and strength.