Implants, Crowns, and Bridges

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are an attractive and long-lasting option for replacing teeth. If you want one or more missing teeth replaced, or if you want a more secure denture, partial, or bridge, consider dental implants, a revolutionary dental prosthetic. Dental implants look and feel completely natural, and they perform like real teeth.

A dental implant is a man made tooth root inserted into the jawbone as a replacement for a missing tooth's root. Dr. Benich and the specialist team may recommend one titanium implant post for each missing tooth or a few implants to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. After your jawbone fuses with the posts, Dr. Benich will mount custom implant crowns or a prosthetic to secure and strengthen your smile.

Dental implants will give you a more youthful appearance, but they also prevent jawbone recession and provide dependable oral function. With proper care, your dental implants restorations may last a lifetime.

Crowns/Bridges

If you're self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment.

We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.

Fixed Bridges

If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

What is a Fixed Bridge?

First of all, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years