Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. The Riverstone Dental team change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!
A proper fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle. A lifelike smile and the best possible fit - those are two of Riverstone Dental’s primary goals if you need dentures to restore your smile.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown, Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sigler will position a custom made, lifelike crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health. Many of our patients prefer porcelain crowns for a more natural look. You and the Riverstone Dental team can decide whether porcelain or a mixture of porcelain and metal will work best for you.
If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Sigler and Dr. Taylor create a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.