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Restorative Dentistry in Corvallis

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Dental Crowns

The cost for a dental crown or cap will vary according to the type of crown requested. There are three main types of crowns: All porcelain dental crowns, gold dental crowns and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns. All porcelain crowns can be fabricated in our dental office with the CEREC machine or they can be fabricated at a dental lab. CEREC crowns can be prepared and seated in a single appointment; therefore, the need for wearing a dental temporary crown is eliminated. A dental crown is a supportive structure that is used to cover a compromised tooth due to wear, cracks, or root canal therapy. Crowns or caps can be used to help prevent future fractures on teeth. Besides covering natural teeth, crowns are also used to cover dental implants and restore a tooth back to its full strength and capacity. Crowns provide the best option for restoring teeth that can no longer be restored by fillings.

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Single Appointment Crowns (CEREC)

A CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) crown is an all porcelain crown that can be completed in a single dental visit using 3D image technology. This permanent restoration is made from similar dental materials as a conventional porcelain laboratory crown. Digital scans are used to fabricate a crown that will restore the compromised tooth. A milling unit is able to transform a solid cube of porcelain into your custom fit personal crown. In addition, custom dental tooth shades and glazes can used to match the existing natural teeth.

Because the CEREC crown can be completed in a single dental appointment, there is no need to wear a temporary dental crown and wait the typical 10 — 14 days to return to the dental office to receive your permanent dental restoration. The ability to complete the procedure in one visit not only reduces the possibility of discomfort from a temporary, but tooth sensitivity appears to be reduced. The ability to complete and restore tooth function and aesthetics in a single dental appointment allows dental treatment to be provided in a quick and timely manner.

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings or restorations are used to replace areas on teeth that are damaged due to cracks or decay. Dental restorations can be completed with several different types of dental materials — Silver amalgam "alloy" fillings, gold, dental composite resin "white" fillings, or porcelain. Each type of material has its advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the type and reason for the restoration, your dentist may prefer to use a certain dental material; however, in the majority of cases the patient has the option to choose which type of filling material they would like to have used in their mouth.

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Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to maintain and restore a tooth that has been damaged due to decay or infection. Root canals can be needed if a tooth has had a chronic infection, decay has migrated into the nerve or pulp chamber of the tooth, or if the tooth has become hypersensitive to hot or cold temperature and has irreversible pulpitis. During the dental procedure the nerve, pulp, and canals of the tooth are cleaned and filled with material. Since the tooth no longer has a blood supply it is considered "dead" and thus will become more brittle over time. This reduced strength will require that the tooth will need a full coverage dental crown to provide additional structure and support. In some cases, if there is very little structure of the tooth remaining, the tooth may require placement of a post for retention of the dental crown. The root canal procedure can often be completed in one appointment; however, if the infection is severe, the patient may need to receive antibiotics and return for a future visit to complete the procedure.

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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed, permanent restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used as an alternative to a traditional fixed dental bridge. A bridge is series of crowns that are created together to anchor (abutments) to natural teeth and place crowns in the place of missing teeth (pontics). Bridges can be made from multiple types of materials such as gold or porcelain fused to metal. Dental bridges provide one option as an easy way to restore an individual's smile.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent, non-removable restorative option for replacing missing teeth. Implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Careful planning is necessary for proper diagnosis and placement of the implant in the bone. Prior to placement of an implant, the patient must be evaluated to determine if implant placement is a viable option for the restoration site. At the time of diagnosis a special x-ray, either a cone-beam or panoramic film, will be taken to help determine if adequate bone is present in order to provide strength and support for the implant.

The cost for dental implants can vary according to the number of implants placed, the type of implant used, and the additional procedures that may be necessary for placement. Additional procedures such as implant bone grafts or sinus lifts may be required before an implant can be placed. Bone grafts include the placement of bone tissue to help regenerate bone at the implant site. The restoration and placement of the implant is often done in two stages; however, in some cases the steps can be combined depending on the circumstances.

Dental implants provide a durable, strong, and permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants have had an impressive history and success rate. Often implants are recommended as the optimal restoration option since adjacent teeth do not need to be altered to restore the missing tooth site. Implants are used to restore proper structure and function and provide a great alternative to having to live with missing teeth.

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Tissue Grafting

There are three main types of tissue grafts — free gingival tissue grafts (full thickness grafts), connective tissue grafts (partial thickness grafts), or pedicle grafts. Each of these grafts is used depending on the purpose, need and location of the graft.

Tissue grafting is the moving of oral tissue from one site to another. This tissue must be carefully removed and placed in a location where an adequate blood supply is present for its survival. This periodontal procedure is used to mitigate dental problems such as gum recession, tooth sensitivity, bone loss and/or improve the aesthetics of an individual's gum tissue and gum line. A gingival graft is performed to increase attached gingival tissue or contours of tissue. A gingival tissue graft is highly predictable procedure which typically results in stable healthy attached tissue around the teeth.

Prior to placement of a tissue graft a dental stint is prepared. This dental appliance (similar to a retainer, but without the wires) is used to cover the donor site and aid in healing. After the graft is performed a periodontal dressing may be used to help protect and cover the graft site during the first week or two. As healing progresses, a bacterial rinse may be prescribed to help control and reduce plaque and bacteria. Proper hygiene and care of the site will help insure the success of the periodontal procedure.

Many periodontal protocols can be suggested and followed to help restore gum tissue health and supporting tissues. Often periodontal treatment can include antibiotic treatments such as placement of sustained release antibiotics or a longer regime of antibiotic treatment. Periodontal disease can be treated through non-surgical and surgical treatments. The type of treatment will be determined according to each patient's individual health history, personal data and habits, and risk factors. If more advanced treatment is needed, our office has the ability to perform surgical treatment with the use of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure — LANAP. The LANAP procedure is often considered an option instead of periodontal surgery. This relatively painless laser periodontal treatment and procedure will help restore structure and function to supporting tissues. Further details regarding this procedure can be found at www.lanap.com

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