Restorative Dental Services in Hillsboro, OR
Sometimes, your teeth need restoring. If you are in need of a bridge, crown, denture, or tooth extraction in the Hillsboro or Portland area, there's no need to panic. We can make your trip to the dentist an easy experience; at Century Dental, you're in good hands, and we are here to help restore your smile.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth with a permanent tooth replacement option. Dental bridges are made to look and act just like your real teeth and can be used to replace anywhere from a single missing tooth to four consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges give you back the ability to eat and speak the way you did before tooth loss.
Dental crowns provide us with a way to repair and protect teeth that have experienced significant structural damage. When a tooth cannot continue functioning in the mouth without the potential of structural failure; we will place a crown on top of it that looks and acts as the new crown of the tooth. Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and ceramics.
Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth because they restore your ability to eat and speak as you did before tooth loss. Dentures give our patients an affordable and fast tooth replacement options that give them back, not only the ability to eat and speak as they did with their natural teeth but also the look of real teeth.
Dental implants represent the most impressive leap forward in dentistry that we have ever seen. Using dental implants, we can replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, even a full arch of missing teeth with permanent prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone of your jaw and add a tremendous amount of value to your overall oral health. If you lose a tooth and do not replace it, the bone in your jaw will begin to atrophy, and eventually, bone loss will occur in your jaw. Dental implants give your jaw the feedback it needs to continue staying healthy and strong.
To be considered a candidate for dental implants, you need to have sufficient bone mass in your jaw. Implants rely on a process known as osseointegration, or the fusion of your jawbone to the titanium. This fusion is what turns the rods into strong, stable support for your new teeth. Shortly after you lose your teeth, even just one, your jawbone begins to grow weak and resorb. The longer you go without replacing your teeth, the more bone mass is lost. If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw, fusion may not be successful. Fortunately, just because you don’t have enough bone mass when you first come in for an implant consultation, that does not automatically mean implants are no longer an option.
Tooth extractions must be performed when teeth that have experienced decay or trauma cannot be saved by root canal therapy or a dental crown. Tooth extractions must also be performed to remove impacted teeth like wisdom teeth and canines. Many people do not have the room in their mouth for the third molars (wisdom teeth), so when they come in, they have a negative effect on other teeth and structures in the mouth. There are two kinds of tooth extractions; simple and surgical. Simple extractions can be performed when the crown of the tooth is fully exposed, whereas surgical extractions must be performed if the tooth is below the gumline.
Call us today at (971) 708-1608 to schedule a no-obligation consultation at our Hillsboro dental office. We look forward to helping you restore any missing or damaged teeth and serve you in achieving the smile of your dreams.