Dental implants are a perfect solution to missing teeth. They eliminate gaps, providing a permanent, natural alternative to dentures.
Dr. Albrechtsen restores dental implants by attaching artificial teeth to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the dental implants have been surgically placed in the jawbone, the bone and gums grow around the implants, holding them firmly in place. The end result is strong teeth that are hard to tell apart from natural teeth. Implants are like natural tooth roots, which help maintain bone height in the jaw; the crown prevents drifting of adjacent teeth into that space.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are designed to fill in cavities and areas of damage in the teeth. Inlays and onlays replace missing tooth structure to prevent further fraction.While regular fillings are made of material that is directly fitted inside of the tooth, inlays and onlays are molded from porcelain and cemented in place.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is needed for two main reasons: infection or irreversible damage to the pulp. An untreated cavity is a common cause of pulp infection. Once the pulp becomes infected, the infection can affect the bone around the tooth, causing an abscess to form. The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, treating any infection, and filling the empty canals with an inert material.
In most cases, you will not experience any pain during the root canal procedure. Dr. Albrechtsen will completely numb your tooth and the surrounding area. Some people fear the anesthetic injections more than the procedure itself, but numbing gels and modern injection systems have made injections virtually painless.