Dental prosthetics, part of the restorative dentistry treatment options, 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 a dental crown and a porcelain bridge 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 from our restorative dentistry treatment menu to help you smile, chew and speak normally again.
A dental crown is a 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 dental crown is 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 the most appropriate restoration. 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 dental 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. 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. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Looking for an emergency dentist? If you live in or nearby Wasilla, Alaska, and you have recently suffered a dental emergency, we urge you to call or come into Alaska Center for Dentistry today.