Crafted from a highly durable resin mixture that not only has the ability to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. but also blends seamlessly into the natural look of your smile. Composite fillings can be placed in either a patient's front or back teeth, and are a great choice for people who prefer fillings to look more natural compared to traditional amalgam, or metal, fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no traces of mercury, making them a potentially safer, more aesthetically pleasing alternative.
A more natural appearance. Composite fillings can be placed in the front or back teeth, and since composite fillings blend seamlessly into your natural tooth color they are practically invisible.
Improved structural support. Unlike traditional metal fillings that require significant space in the tooth for placement, composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing additional support that helps to strengthen tooth enamel while requiring less organic tooth matter be removed during the placement process. This helps to keep the structure of the tooth intact, and reduces the risk of further damage from occurring.
Made from inert materials. Unlike metal fillings that are made from a amalgamation of materials, composite fillings are made from porcelain, making them a great choice for patients with metal allergies.
If you have suffered structural damage to the function, size or shape of your teeth, you may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal size and shape. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its overall appearance.
Dental crowns offer our Edmond dentists a variety of treatment options for patients who suffer from a range of oral health problems. A crown can help strengthen a tooth that contains a large filling when too little of the tooth's natural structure remains to properly hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, 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.
If you have lost one or more teeth, you probably have noticed a significant difference in not only the appearance of your smile, but in how you manage to eat, drink and talk as well. Fortunately for patients suffering from permanent tooth loss, dental bridges can help restore the form and function of your smile. Dental bridges literally "bridge" the gap between one or more missing teeth with a set of artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials - including gold, alloys and porcelain - which offers the convenience of flexibility and comfort that can match a patient's individual needs. A consultation with one of our Edmond dentists will help to identify which type of dental bridge best meets your individual needs.
Tooth loss can have a significant impact on both your self-esteem and your overall health, especially if you suffer from multiple missing teeth. Your chewing ability becomes greatly reduced and your diet is restricted to soft, easily chewable foods. In addition to altering your diet, missing teeth can impact your speech, making it difficult to pronounce certain words properly and causing you unnecessary embarrassment. Fortunately, you can live a normal, healthy life even after experiencing permanent adult tooth loss.
Edmond dentists Dr. Allen and Dr. Hansen offer partial and complete dentures to restore the form and function back to your smile. While you might think of dentures as bulky, fake-looking appliances, the modern dentures offered at Santa Fe Dental look anything but artificial. They not only make you look younger, they can also dramatically improve the quality of your daily life; helping you to reestablish a normal daily routine. Our custom dentures are so lifelike that your friends will never even suspect that you’ve had a little assistance restoring your smile.