This Lafayette, CO Dentist Can Restore Your Smile
At our Lafayette, CO dentist office we enjoy the challenge of restoring your smile. And thanks to rapid advances in dental technology, there is much more that we can do for our patients these days. Modern ceramic materials combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team can assure you of an effective & long-lasting result. For example, crowns can be used to replace the top part of a tooth when it has become irreparably damaged and the root is still healthy. On occasions, cavities can become too large for an ordinary filling, so we will suggest an alternative — a ceramic onlay or inlay. These are skillfully made in the laboratory to fit the shape of the cavity & the color of the surrounding teeth. Read on for further details on the restorative dentistry procedures offered at our Lafayette, CO dental office.
Crowns cover & support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns & can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment & creating uniformity. The no-prep technique is perfect for stained, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth. Bonding porcelain to enamel creates a solid, secure bond.
To increase speaking & chewing ability, we attach a customized denture to individual implants or a row of implants, securing the denture in place. They look completely natural, are long-lasting & are quite durable.
Dental & Restorative Implants
Dental implants are essentially permanent, attached teeth that replace partials, bridges or dentures. A titanium implant is permanently attached to your bone & a prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. Implants are preferred to bridges because they can improve your bite without damaging neighboring teeth (like a bridge might). Treatment can be finished in three to five visits over a period of about four to 12 months.