Providing Restorative Dentistry for a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile
At Geissberger, DDS, our dentists excel at restorative dentistry with a stress on aesthetics. Many of our restorations are laboratory-crafted from zirconium, which is more durable than other dental materials. Modern dental techniques and our dentists’ gift for achieving superior aesthetic results enable us to restore beauty and function to chipped, broken, and missing teeth. To learn more about the restorative dentistry options available to you, contact our practice.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are relatively simple solutions for missing teeth. Made from zirconium or traditional restorative materials, these durable artificial teeth fill in gaps caused by tooth loss or decay. Crowns are aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking shells that cover and protect damaged teeth, restoring their original shape and function. Dental bridges attach to crowns, implants, or natural teeth to hold one or more false teeth in place. Each of our dentists is skilled at crafting crowns and bridges appropriate to each patient’s unique needs. At our office, a mold of the mouth is taken to ensure a good fit. The crown is then created from the mold in a laboratory, and the patient wears a temporary crown for about a week until the permanent version is ready. Once the crown or bridge is in place, it can last for years.
Crafted to match your smile and personality, modern dentures are a natural-looking, non surgical replacement for one or more missing teeth. Made of ceramic replacement teeth, full and partial dentures can be an excellent option for patients seeking a noninvasive way to deal with tooth loss. A bridge firmly connected to the surrounding natural tooth structure holds dentures in place for a secure, comfortable fit.
Inlays and Onlays
Made of laboratory-crafted porcelain, gold, or resin, inlays and onlays provide an alternative to fillings and crowns when cavities affect otherwise healthy teeth. Inlays are used only to fill the cavity, while onlays cover more of the surface to reshape the top of the tooth as well. Both methods help to eliminate decay and strengthen the remaining tooth structure. During the initial visit, our dentist takes an impression of the tooth and slightly reshapes it to prepare it for the inlay or onlay. The restorative device is then custom-tailored in a laboratory based on the size and shape of the cavity. Patients will wear a temporary filling until their second visit, when the inlay or onlay will be placed. After a short recovery period, patients can expect durable, aesthetically pleasing results.
Dental implants are one of the most secure and comfortable tooth replacement options available. Implants permanently anchor artificial crowns, bridges, or dentures to the jawbone. The structure of an implant consists of three parts: the titanium rod (the implant itself), a metal ball attached to the top of the rod, and a rubber O-ring that fits around the ball. During the procedure, the implant is placed securely into the jawbone as a base for the metal ball, which rests on the gums. The denture or crown then fits onto the ball in ball-and-socket fashion. Meanwhile, the O-ring acts as a cushion between the ball and the denture, ensuring the comfort and flexibility of the entire structure. Placement of the implant takes about one or two hours, and the gums are allowed to heal before the crown or denture is attached. Once the implant is in place, patients enjoy improved confidence while eating, speaking, and laughing, as well as healthier gums and dental bone. At Geissberger, DDS, our dentists restore dental implants and refer patients to highly skilled surgeons for implant placement.
At Geissberger, DDS, our dentists can use full-mouth rehabilitation to refurbish the smiles of patients with multiple dental problems. After careful diagnosis, we expertly combine different dental products and services, such as partials, implants, and dentures, to completely renovate your smile. Patients enjoy the renewed confidence and carefree living they gain from their full-mouth rehabilitation.
Contact Our Practice for More Information
If you have damaged, broken, or missing teeth, we have the solution for you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.