Over time, teeth can wear down, crack, break, become decayed, and even fall out! You can even experience dental injuries at work or at play.
But regardless of the poor condition your teeth may be in, you owe it to your smile to restore them. With the many restorative dental treatments offered at our West San Jose Dental Practice – including Workers Compensation dentistry – there’s no reason to live with a less-than-perfect smile.
Here at our West San Jose Dental Practice, advanced Restorative Dental Treatments and materials can give you a healthier, more complete smile that can last you a lifetime.
Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, our Dentists can show you how dental implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution that is more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant. If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum. The presence of a replacement tooth root not only anchors the new tooth in place, it also protects against bone loss since it is seated into the jaw bone. And the sooner you replace a missing tooth, the less likely your natural teeth are to shift out of place and create an unhealthy bite.
At Smiles By Miles, San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton offers dental crown restorations for patients who have teeth that need more protection and reinforcement than a filling can provide. Think of a dental crown as a way to protect a badly damaged tooth, a kind of armor for weakened enamel.
The Purpose of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are most often used to restore strength and functionality to a compromised tooth. They are frequently placed on teeth that have been treated with a root canal, or on dental implants. In the dental bridge procedure, crowns are used to anchor a false tooth to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth. A crown may also be used for cosmetic reasons to hide flaws like chips, cracks, or discoloration. Our dental crown professionals perform a lot of crown restoration work, helping patients with worn or outdated crowns improve their appearance and function.
No matter what the reason, dental crowns are a great way to improve self-confidence and help patients become proud to show off their smiles. With advanced, lifelike dental crown materials, we are able to ensure your dental crown is indistinguishable from other teeth.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and other tooth improvement treatments we offer, please Contact San Jose Dentist Dr. Miles Guyton. Our friendly, caring team of San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton would like to welcome you to our dental practice and answer all of your questions about dental crowns.
Restore Your Smile, Keep Your Schedule
CEREC technology allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful.
In the course of one visit, we can prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and milla precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait. Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
CEREC restorations are not available for all teeth or situations. Please contact us for an appointment if you are interested in CEREC restorations.
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a 1 Visit Crown permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy.
Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, West San Jose Dentist Dr. Miles Guyton can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and you can go on enjoying your evening. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth structure and tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
Of all the ways you can improve your smile appearance after losing a tooth, a dental bridge is a very affordable and stable cosmetic dentistry option. During your free consultation from the caring, skilled West San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton can examine your teeth and gums and help you decide if a dental bridge is the best way to go. No matter how challenging your dental concerns may be, our creative team can match you with very natural-looking solutions that improve your dental health as well as your smile appearance.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
You may be a good candidate for a dental bridge if you have one or more missing teeth. A custom false tooth will fill the space of the missing tooth. The two neighboring teeth will receive crowns which in turn provide stabilization for the artificial tooth. A natural tooth often supports dental bridges, but dental implants can be used as the foundation if necessary. A dental implant is also an excellent alternative to a dental bridge for replacing a missing tooth.
Have you lost several teeth? Do your missing teeth make you uncomfortable when you smile or limit the foods you can enjoy? If so, dentures are a great solution for replacing your missing teeth. They can improve the look of your smile and increase your ability to eat and enjoy time with friends and family. At Dr. Miles Guyton’s Practice, we can help you find an ideal solution for your missing teeth so you can smile with ease and eat more foods than you can today.
At Dr. Miles Guyton’s West San Jose Practice, we offer many options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. We will talk to you about your dental health and your goals for replacing missing teeth, and find a solution that fits your life, your budget, and your desire for dental health. Please schedule a free consultation today.