Restorative dentistry can restore your ideal bite and strengthen your smile by replacing and restoring your teeth.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. No more need to deal with uncomfortable dentures or bridges—with permanent dental implants, a person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat and smile with effortless confidence. The teeth look and feel completely natural.
Dental implants can support replacements for one tooth, several teeth, or even all of the teeth. Dental implants allow outstanding results in both appearance and function of the new teeth.
The implants themselves are titanium cylinders which are surgically implanted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant. Protruding through the gums, these posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing further bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
With dental implants, they allow you to have a permanent tooth replacement which will restore your confidence, improve chewing and better food digestion along with giving you the smile you have always wanted.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth reconstruction is used to rebuild and restore all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This treatment is developed for you alone. Full mouth reconstruction may utilize dental implants, crown, bridges or other procedures. We are dedicated to providing you the least invasive treatment that will return function and a great look to your smile.
Dr Cunningham has developed a term called Custom Composite Resins (CCR’s.) Nothing but the best and strongest most durable materials are used in this technique. These are direct composite resin fillings that are bonded to the teeth with a high strength bonding system. Many times these suffice instead of crowns. Multiple layers of different shades of composite resin are applied to achieve the most natural looking result. They are then sculpted, finished and highly polished and or sealed to give the beautiful and durable final result.
Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support cracked, broken or weak teeth or those with large fillings; provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth; and aid in the implantation of bridges and other implants. Crowns can be color- matched to your existing teeth and are made from the highest quality materials.
Root canals can prevent tooth loss when there is damage to the soft core of the tooth (the pulp). Despite its reputation as a painful ordeal, nowadays it is not necessary to feel any discomfort during a root canal procedure. During the procedure, the tooth is anesthetized, the damaged pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, filled/sealed, and a crown is bonded to the tooth to maintain strength.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays allow for minimal tooth reduction and provide the strength of a dental crown. This is a more conservative approach than a crown.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which help maintain chewing ability, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. With the coming of age of dental implants, bridges are becoming less frequently used.
Full Dentures & Partial Dentures
Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury can suffer from related problems including further decay, difficulty eating and speaking, and drooping of facial muscles. Full and partial dentures replace the missing teeth both aesthetically and functionally, providing support and restoring the smile. Full (complete) dentures are used when all of the natural teeth have been lost, while partial dentures fill in the gaps between natural teeth. The gums, dentures and any remaining natural teeth will need to be cleaned regularly to prevent staining, sores and plaque build-up.
Nowadays rather than having old fashion dentures, most dentures are supported by dental implants greatly increasing patient confidence, esthetics, and comfort.