Cap Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are man-made covers that can be placed over teeth that are damaged, severely worn or in a generally bad condition. They crown the tooth, which is first filed into shape, and leave it looking gorgeous. In addition to making teeth look better, crowns add strength to the underlying tooth structure, so they reduce the risk of cracks or other kinds of structural damage. Crowns have been around for many years, but until recently they had a substructure made of metal, which meant they often appeared strangely dull and lifeless. Over time, these had a tendency to develop a darker, metallic discoloration near the gum line. Today, however, all-ceramic and porcelain dental crowns are available. Modern dental crowns look completely natural and, better still, they can last for many years.
Upper and Lower Dentures
A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Dentures are beneficial in multiple ways:
- Mastication – Chewing ability is improved by replacing missing teeth with dentures.
- Aesthetics – Dentures not only restore a natural and attractive appearance to the teeth, but can also correct the collapsed exterior of lips and cheeks that occurs after losing teeth.
- Confidence -A healthy and beautiful-looking smile will help the patient feel more confident and attractive.
- Phonetics – By replacing missing teeth, patients will be able to better pronounce certain words that require the use of teeth to speak.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated at different times. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
Replace missing teeth at lower cost
A removable partial denture is an artificial tooth appliance used to replace one or several missing teeth, and is attached to remaining teeth with metal clasps. These dentures are removable to allow for easy cleaning. The base of removable partial dentures is usually made of acrylic or metal. The gums are made from acrylic, and the artificial teeth are made from acrylic or porcelain.
Your dentures will be designed by Dr. Han to best fit your specific needs. Because they require use of soft tissue and remaining teeth, a thorough examination will be performed to determine if dental work is needed prior to removable partial denture fitting.