Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Black Bridge Family Dental change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!
Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed a bridge or a denture? Do you wear ill-fitting or loose dentures right now? If so, Black Bridge Family Dental Associates would like to improve your quality of life with dental implants.
A Dental implant is the next best thing to the real thing.
Nothing replaces your natural teeth, but dental implants can come close. Implants have been used for many years. They are man-made “anchors” that look like screws and are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. The single tooth implant is placed by surgery in the upper or lower jaw, where it replaces your missing tooth’s root.
Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
We at Black Bridge Family Dental Associates monitor and handle every stage of the implant from the surgery to place the implant (done by Oral Surgeons) to the making and placement of the implant crown in our office.
An implant looks and acts like a natural tooth. It fits securely even when you chew and speak. A single tooth implant does not involve treatment to your other teeth.
• Promote bone retention
• Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures
• Doesn’t require support from healthy teeth
• Can last a lifetime
• Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
Ask us today for more information on dental implants.
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
Who is a good candidate?
Your dentist can help you decide if you can get a dental implant. In most cases, you are a good candidate if you:
- Are in good general health. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may slow healing after surgery and prevent successful placement of an implant.
- Have a jawbone that can support an implant. If you have lost bone in your jaw you may still get an implant. Sometimes bone must be added by a special process known as bone grafting.
- Don’t use tobacco. Smoking may be linked to a higher rate of implant failure.
Good oral hygiene is very important to the success of the implant. You’ll need to make sure the area around the implant is especially clean. Your dentist may recommend that you use a special toothbrush, called an interproximal brush, or a mouth rinse to help prevent gum problems.
Regular dental visits are also important. Your dentist will create a schedule of regular checkups and professional cleanings to keep your implant and your natural teeth healthy.
Feel free to ask us for more information on dental implants.
After a tooth loss, your appearance transforms, and your confidence can fade. With dentures, you can regain your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced, removable dentures to best fit you, the dentists at Black Bridge Family Dental and their team will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made especially for you and helps you select both 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. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and is designed to fit comfortably, blending in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. 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.
If you have lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile, left uncorrected, can create significant problems for your dental health. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to efficiently chew in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap, resulting in discomfort, pain, and more future problems. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth (or
Sometimes a headache is not just a headache. Sometimes your headaches become debilitating and disrupt your work, family time, and sleep. If you are experiencing recurrent migraines, you may be suffering from a single symptom of a deeper problem like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Your life should not include persistent pain. Let Black Bridge Family Dental get to the root of your migraine problems.
Feel confident knowing that you are in the hands of a team that is specially trained to diagnose and treat your painful neuromuscular problems. Whether those problems are triggered by jaw alignment, muscle balance, head trauma, or some other source, your custom solution will depend on your root cause. Your individual treatment plan may include lifestyle changes, a dental appliance, breathing devices, or, always as a last resort, surgery. After treatment, feel the relief from pain transmit positive results throughout your life ― focus better at work, enjoy your family time more, and once again experience a full night’s rest. Live your life to the fullest…live your life pain free!
Even if you have healthy teeth and gums, the way they fit within your mouth is another important aspect of your dental health. If your teeth are improperly positioned, you may suffer from an irregular bite. While everyone wants straight teeth for aesthetic reasons, there are major health concerns associated with your bite as well. For these and other tooth alignment issues, Black Bridge Family Dental works with trusted board certified specialists to fulfill your orthodontic needs, which may include straightening teeth. Black Bridge Family Dental’s team will discuss with you what treatments will best suit your needs.
Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Your team at Black Bridge Family Dental practice is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.