Orthodontics is the treatment for malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth and jaws are malpositioned. Fixed braces as well as functional appliances can be used to gently move teeth into the desired position. Orthodontics can help correct misaligned teeth which are difficult to clean, making them more vulnerable to gum disease. Aside from straightening teeth, orthodontics can help align bite which improves both the function and appearance of teeth.
Crowns And Bridges
Usually made of metal alloys or porcelain, crowns and bridges help protect and strengthen the patient’s teeth. Crowns are usually applied to decayed teeth while bridges are used to literally bridge gaps created by missing teeth.
For patients who are missing some or all of their teeth, partial and complete dentures are also available. Complete dentures can be placed on the same day of the appointment so that patients never have to leave without teeth. There are various types of dentures and only dental experts can determine which option suits the patient best.
Periodontal therapy is a treatment used for gum infections caused by plaque. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease attacks the ligaments, bone and gums supporting the teeth. Early symptoms include puffy red gums that bleed when flossed or brushed. If left unchecked, gum disease may lead to receding gums and tooth loss.
A simple and non-invasive procedure, bonding can be used to close small spaces between teeth as well as improve teeth color. Patients can opt to use tooth-colored plastic as a veneer over the front teeth instead of the more expensive porcelain.
Designed to support artificial teeth and replace missing roots, dental implants are artificial roots made of titanium. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.