Dental crowns fit snugly over damaged teeth to enhance their appearance and restore structural integrity. Putting on a crown usually takes two visits, first to examine the tooth and file it down or fill it in, then to make an impression and put on a temporary crown. The second visit is when the permanent crown is put on and it is fastened with a special adhesive.
Depending on the location within the mouth, crowns can be made of stainless steel, porcelain-fused-to-metal all resin, or all ceramic crowns. The experts at Emergency Tooth Pain Center will determine the best type of crown for you.
We believe that preventative dental care is important. In order to preserve healthy teeth and gums, it is advisable to have a dental hygiene appointment every six months. These routine hygiene appointments consist of a thorough examination & cleaning of the teeth, a full-mouth and periodontal (gum) exam; periodic X-rays to detect decay, bone loss or tumors, and Individual care consultations as applicable. If needed, a course of treatment may be recommended to get your mouth into good condition. Then from that point on, regularly scheduled hygiene visits will help keep it that way.
A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that anchors a custom-made replacement tooth. Dental implants are incredibly durable and nearly impossible to differentiate from natural teeth. Implants are permanent and are a practical alternative to removable dentures. Emergency Tooth Pain Center offers different types of dental implants, and we coordinate your care with the expertise of a board certified oral surgeon specialist. Our professionals will determine which type of implant to use based on the condition of your jawbone, gum tissue, and any specific health needs. Root-form implants are the most common type of implant, and are best for patients with a healthy jawbone.
If the jaw is deteriorating or otherwise compromised, a subperiosteal implant, blade implant, or cylinder implant might be used instead. These implants reinforce the jaw and provide additional support for replacement teeth.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint where your lower part of your jaw connects to your skull on either side of your head. Many people suffer from TMJ disorder, which can because symptoms such as pain, grinding or clicking, stiffness, or limited jaw movement.
The Botox/Xeomin treatment is used to relive symptoms of TMJ disorder, as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. When injected into the facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, jaw tension is relieved. Additionally, many patients have noticed a smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles as a side benefit of Botox/Xeomin treatment.