Crowns and Bridges
At Jerman Family Dentistry, our restorative dentistry services are centered around improving the function of your teeth and mouth. One of the most common ways we can do this is through the use of dental crowns and bridges.
A crown is a prosthetic tooth that is used to restore teeth where the structure is too weakened or damaged to accept amalgam or dental composite fillings. Dental technology has come a long way. Using a bridge or crown with a metal base covered with porcelain or using all porcelain material eliminates the dark edges at the gum line that were visible with the old style bridges and crowns.
Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal Therapy is a non-surgical program consisting of a series of visits to control gum disease. The severity of the gum disease will determine the length of treatment. A combination of an ultrasonic scaler (cavitron) and hand scaler will be used to smooth the roots and remove diseased tissue.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is typically performed on a tooth that is severely infected, generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow bacteria to grow. The infected tissue is removed by surgical intervention commonly called a root canal. We do everything we can to save the natural tooth in the process and typically recommend a crown procedure as the second phase of the root canal.
Missing teeth can make eating, speaking, and even smiling an uncomfortable experience. Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures, better known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more stable than removables.