Your teeth and your smile are a part of your personality. When you have healthy teeth, they can build your self-confidence and contribute to your overall well-being. A healthy, beautiful smile feels good! When your teeth are not healthy, it can affect how you feel about yourself.
Implants are permanent replacements for teeth. They are available for single tooth replacements or a completely new set of teeth. Implants provide a stable and supportive option for artificial teeth replacements that feel more natural than dentures, bridges, or crowns. According to AAID, the long-term success rate for dental implants is 97% while the average lifespan of a bridge is 5-10 years and has a failure rate of 30%. Implants will not limit the types of foods you can eat, but they will eliminate future problems associated with other types of teeth replacements. To learn more about the different types of dental implants, click the link below or schedule a consultation with Dr. Z to see if you are a good candidate for implants.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace your missing teeth. Dentures are a less invasive option to replace missing teeth than implants. Dentures are removable and work by suction alone. They are more comfortable than ever and look natural. Z Dentistry does custom color matching using video, photography, and side-by-side color comparison. We offer full and partial dentures that are completely custom to the patient.
What do dentures feel like?
Dentures are a prosthetic that has plastic base and teeth that is custom fit to your gums. The lower denture is shaped to accommodate your tongue, and the upper denture covers the roof (palate) of your mouth.
How long will my dentures last?
Normal wear can cause the base of your dentures to need to be relined, or remade. Your mouth will change naturally as you age. It is recommended that you get a checkup once a year.
Crowns or caps are used when a tooth has been cracked, chipped, or when not enough tooth structure remains. The crown covers the entire tooth to prevent further damage or tooth decay to the rest of the tooth. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons like covering over an oddly shaped or sized tooth, and discolored teeth.
Are crowns permanent or temporary?
Technically both, you can get temporary or permanent crowns.
What is the difference between crowns and bridges?
A crown is used over an existing tooth to improve or restore a tooth’s appearance and to prevent further decay or damage. A bridge fills in the empty space between natural teeth or implants that was left by a missing tooth.
Before & After Crowns
Bridges are an artificial replacement of one or more teeth that “bridges” the gap between teeth.
What is the difference between bridges and implants?
Bridges are dependent on other teeth. Implants are independent of other teeth and are a permanent solution.
Fillings are designed to replace and seal decayed parts of your teeth. Typically, fillings will be used to restore the surface of a tooth after a cavity is removed. Z Dentistry uses composite resin, a tooth-colored material, for fillings for a more natural look.