Dental prosthetics enable us to restore your worn out, damaged and missing teeth. We use only the most advanced and biocompatible materials in our dental prosthetics, to ensure they look and feel just like the real thing. Dental prosthetics like crowns and bridges can help preserve damaged teeth, whereas implants and dentures provide replacement solutions for missing or extracted teeth.
If you are suffering from functional problems with your bite or if you’re unhappy with your smile for some other reason, please schedule a consultation. We offer many options to help you smile, chew and speak normally again.
Crowns are true-to-life, tooth-colored porcelain caps placed over a damaged or weak tooth to add structural support. They are typically placed over root canal treated teeth, and teeth that are cracked or chipped. Besides restoring function to your bite, the crown provides the cosmetic benefit of covering the tooth completely. Our crowns are all custom made and color matched to your smile, and fitted carefully to ensure long-lasting benefits and durability.
For patients who have lost one or more teeth, a dental bridge might be more appropriate. A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic structure between two crowns that fills the gap of your missing teeth. A bridge is supported by the surrounding teeth and fixed into place. It is non-removable. Unlike a removable partial denture, a bridge can be affixed to the adjacent teeth or to a dental implant, thus making it a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Full or partial dentures are ideal for anyone who has experienced significant tooth loss. Without teeth, eating becomes more difficult, talking becomes a chore and our faces begin to develop a ‘sunken in’ look. With dentures you can eat the food you want again, and communicate without self-consciousness. As an added benefit, a nice set of dentures can make a person look much younger!
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement in modern dentistry. Medical grade titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw like natural tooth roots would be. Once placed, we can mount artificial teeth or other dental prosthetics, such as bridges or partial dentures, on top of these sturdy, biocompatible posts.
Implants stimulate new bone growth in the jaw, preventing loss of bone density and facial collapse. They can last a lifetime when properly taken care of. Best of all, they allow you to go about your day as you normally would.
At Alaska Center for Dentistry, we find great satisfaction in helping patients smile confidently again. Ask about our dental prosthetics and how they can improve your quality of life.
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