Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement used in restorative dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. While there are several types of dental implants available, the most widely accepted and used option is the osseointegrated implant, based on the fact that titanium can be successfully fused into bone. This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge or implant supported denture.

Individuals missing one or more teeth looking for a permanent replacement solution may opt to use an implant crown. An implant crown is a composite reproduction of the lost tooth that is placed over a dental implant or post. The implant crown replicates the original tooth in shape, size, strength and appearance. When the crown adheres in place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of the dental implant. If you are considering a dental implant, our Troy implant dentist can help you decide whether or not you need an implant crown. Learn more about Dental Implants here.

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Bridges

The Troy MI dentists at Meadowbrook Family Dentists may suggest that you need a bridge to restore and enhance damaged teeth or to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by one or more missing teeth, where one or more artificial teeth are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. Bridges are very durable and can last many years with extra care and by practicing good oral hygiene. Learn more about Dental Bridges here.

Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your Troy restorative dentist may place over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength or to improve its appearance. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but also can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. When a crown is adhered into place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Your Troy dentist may use a crown to replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, attach a bridge or to restore a fractured tooth. In addition, a crown may be used to cover a dental implant, a discolored or poorly shaped tooth or a tooth that has had root canal treatment. Learn more about Dental Crowns here.

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Dentures & Partial Dentures

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your Troy restorative dentist may place over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength or to improve its appearance. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but also can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. When a crown is adhered into place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Your Troy dentist may use a crown to replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, attach a bridge or to restore a fractured tooth. In addition, a crown may be used to cover a dental implant, a discolored or poorly shaped tooth or a tooth that has had root canal treatment. Learn more about Dental Crowns here.

Bruxism: Grinding Teeth

Dr. Clague will diagnose the problem.

An occlusal guard may be recommended to protect the teeth from future damage. The guard is usually used for sleeping, because night time forces are three times stronger than daytime forces.

Where cracks are found, it may be necessary to remove an existing filling and place a cure build-up and a crown. This will ensure that the tooth does not fracture.

If you are experiencing any signs caused by bruxism, want to learn more about Troy dentist, Gary Clague DDS or just want to make an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 248.528.1611.

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To learn more about Troy dentist Gary Clague DDS, any of our Troy restorative dental services or to make an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 248.528.1611.

Services
  • Cleanings
  • Gum Disease (Periodontal) Treatments
  • Examinations
  • Fillings
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sealants
Address

5127 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48085

Telephone

248.528.1611

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