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Dental Restoration Services

Restore your smile's health and beauty with our comprehensive dental restoration services. From fillings and crowns to bridges and implants, we offer personalized solutions to repair damaged or missing teeth and rejuvenate your oral health. Our skilled team utilizes the latest techniques and materials to ensure durable, natural-looking results that will have you smiling with confidence again. Trust us to restore your smile and enhance your overall well-being.

Bridges and Crowns 

What are bridges and crowns?

Bridges

A bridge is another alternative prosthetic to replace one or more missing teeth. This procedure is considered relatively cheaper than dental implants as dental implants involve more invasive procedure and functions exactly like the natural tooth. Adjacent teeth of the missing tooth are involved in a bridge whereas dental implant does not involve any other tooth other than to replace the missing tooth.

Crowns

A crown is a prosthetic “cap” that is placed over a damaged tooth. A crown is usually required after an endodontic treatment (also commonly known as root canal therapy/ treatment) as the structure of natural tooth is compromised during the procedure. Not only does crown provide strength, it mimics the appearance of your natural teeth, thus it is aesthetically pleasing as well.

How is this done?

Bridges

To prepare a bridge, two adjacent teeth that are on either side of the missing tooth are reshaped. This is done in order to place bridges on each tooth, which will act as an anchor and provide support to the crown (called a pontic) that is to replace the gap from missing tooth. A bridge procedure will require two separate visits to the dental office: the first appointment is mainly involved in taking impressions and preparation of teeth for the bridge and the following appointment is to permanently cement the bridge. Impressions are taken to be sent out to a laboratory for the actual bridge to be fabricated. As there are many options in terms of the shade and material of the bridge, you can come to a decision with the dentist that meets with your needs and desires. It takes approximately one to two weeks for the laboratory technicians to create a customized bridge.

Crowns

Preparation for a crown is similar to a bridge procedure where two separate visits are required. On the first visit, the tooth in target will be carefully reshaped, and impressions will be taken to be sent out to the lab for the final fabrication of the crown. A temporary crown will be placed by the end of the first appointment. This crown preparation appointment takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes. You will be required to come back to the office in one to two weeks for the final crown cementation; the length of your second visit will be relatively shorter than your first. Your temporary crown that was placed at the end of first appointment will be replaced with customized permanent crown. Prior to cementing the crown, the dentist will examine its fit to ensure it is the perfect fit and that there is no discomfort. Crowns are known for their durability, so it usually lasts 10-15 years, if not more!

Saban Dental offers prosthetic solutions to replace one or more missing teeth. Contact us today to find out how we can help. 

Dentures

What is a denture?

A denture is another alternative prosthetic oral device to replace multiple missing teeth. As opposed to bridges, crowns, and implants where prosthetics are cemented permanently, dentures are removable.

Types of dentures?

Two main types of dentures are available today:

  • Partial dentures

Partial dentures are ideal if multiple teeth are missing but some natural teeth still remain.

  • Complete dentures

Complete dentures are required if all the natural teeth are missing on either the top or bottom arch.

How are dentures done?

Initial Consultation

We provide free initial denture consultation at our office. This provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet the dentist as well as our friendly staff. The dentist will discuss options that are available, and provide professional recommendations as to what the dentist thinks is the best for your lifestyle based on your specific wants and needs. Initial consultation is the perfect time for you to discuss any denture-related concerns and questions you may have. Estimated cost of treatment will be provided for your own reference as well.

Once you have decided dentures are the most appropriate option that suits your lifestyle, the dentist will work with you closely to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is in the best interest of your oral welfare. The treatment plan will be reviewed with the patient, and the dentist will be able to address any questions you may have or make any modifications, if needed.

Denture Preparation

As with other oral prosthetic devices, impressions of your teeth and gums are required to be sent out to laboratory technicians. Impressions that outline the details of your teeth and gums are crucial to fabricate a denture that fits you perfectly without causing any discomfort. Your desired shade of dentures that closely matches your natural teeth will be fabricated by the laboratory technicians to minimize obvious changes in appearance.

Denture Fitting

Once a final denture is completed and returned to the office, it will be inserted to test its fit and adjustments will be made if necessary. Please be advised you may need to come for more than one denture fitting; this is to avoid taking home ill-fitting dentures which will not only cause discomfort but also denture-related disease in the future.

Denture care

It is important to note that dentures require daily oral hygiene maintenance, and should be handled with care and treated as if they’re your own natural teeth to minimize plaque and tartar buildup.

Good denture care entails:

  • Daily brushing with soft-bristle toothbrush

  • Rinse after each meal

  • Remove at nighttime, and soak in lukewarm water using a single denture cleaning tablet each time

Gum Grafts

Treatment for Receding Gum-lines

At Saban Dental, highly skilled dental professional provide gum grafting for patients requiring treatment of a receding gum-line. 

What is gum grafting?

Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that treats receding gum-line. This is commonly performed if root of a tooth is partially exposed. If this is left untreated, gum-line will eventually advance further to the extent of a possible tooth loss.

Gum grafting treatment is recommended in the case of moderate to severe gum recession. Exposed roots can cause problems in your dental health as exposed roots become prone to cavities. Most importantly, gum recession is known to cause damage to the surrounding bone structure; such damage to supporting bone will no longer be able to support teeth in place, jeopardizing the stability of teeth.

Gum grafting treatment will increase your oral health as well as enhance aesthetic appearance by improving your smile.

What causes gum recession?

As the name suggests, gum recession is essentially loss of gum tissues that cover roots of the teeth, leading to root exposure. Receding gum-line may be caused by a variety of different factors including untreated gum disease, systematic illness, sudden hormone changes, genetics, as well as plaque and tartar buildup due to poor oral hygiene.

Your daily brushing technique also has a big impact on your gum health; aggressive brushing will wear out enamel (dental term: “abrasion”) and cause gums to recede. The extent of damage caused by aggressive brushing will be substantial if combined with the use of medium or hard bristle toothbrush. Other factors include habits such as clenching and grinding. Furthermore, many clinical studies suggest close association between tongue/ lip piercing and gum recession.

How is gum grafting done?

Gum grafting procedure is not as complicated as it sounds, but is rather simple. Connective-tissue grafts are the most common procedure performed to treat gum recession. First, a flap of the roof of your mouth is cut for the dentist to gain access to connective tissue underneath. A part of connective tissue under the roof of your mouth is surgically excised to cover the roots exposed due to receded gums. The flap is carefully stitched back onto the roof of the mouth, and the excised connective tissue – the graft – is stitched directly onto the gum tissues around the exposed root.

As with any other major surgical procedures, you will be required to make a trip back to the office for a checkup and for the dentist to examine the healing process.

What can I expect post gum grafting procedure?

The dentist will explain post-operative care in detail, and will also provide post-operative instructions in a written form for you to take home. You will be given a few medication prescriptions: antibiotics to reduce risk of potential infection, therapeutic mouthwash to control plaque, and painkiller to be taken only when necessary.

You should avoid brushing or flossing until the area that received gum grafting treatment is completely healed. Rinsing with the prescribed therapeutic mouthwash daily will minimize bacterial buildup and promote healing process.

For a couple of weeks following the gum grafting procedure, you should be on a strict soft-food diet such as yogurt, boiled eggs, and cooked vegetables. You should steer away from eating hot meals and stick to cool foods instead. You should also avoid spicy foods to prevent irritation and burns.

The combination of daily oral hygiene maintenance with proper soft-food diet will accelerate healing process. If severe, persistent pain is experienced, please call the dental office right away to have the dentist examine the state of your healing process.

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