Crowns – or “caps,” as they are sometimes called – are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.
Crowns are sometimes used to strengthen teeth that are compromised due to fracture lines, cracks or large fillings. Aside from alleviating and preventing future pain, they can also restore beauty to your mouth.
A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. These appliances are cemented into place and cannot be removed by the patient. There are several different types of dental bridges. Dr. Bateman will recommend the most appropriate one for your mouth condition and the location of the missing tooth or teeth.
When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.
NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360° images (each angle for a total of 360° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.
Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.
Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.
If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.
Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.