You don't have to live with damage, discoloration or gaps when it comes to your teeth. There is a procedure that is right for you and your unique situation. From bridges, to dentures, to implants, we can help or point you in the right direction.
Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. Dr. Jeremiah Leary uses both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.
A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, and trauma.
Crowns are used to restore teeth severely damaged by fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns, or implants on each side of the bridge. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite.
Dental implant restorations are a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth. They are durable, permanent, and aesthetically pleasing. They so closely mimic natural teeth, you and your friends won’t be able to tell the difference. If you are looking to repair your smile fully, implant restoration is by far the best option available to you.
Generally, dental implants may cost between $1,500 to $6000 (or more) in the U.S. If you need multiple restorations or full mouth implants, the cost can go up to $40,000. Ultimately, your dentist will examine and evaluate the costs of surgeries. The good news is that dental implants are usually covered by the patient’s personal or group insurance. You may check with your insurance provider to determine the percentage of the cost you will be responsible for.
Sylvan Heights Dental at (503) 297-1471 for more information.