You can rejuvenate your smile with restorative treatments at Family Dental Care of Milford. If injury, decay, or years of wear and tear have left you in poor oral health, you can enjoy your healthy smile once again. A comprehensive list of restorative procedures can restore your oral function and get you back to doing the things you love. Ask how your Family Dental Care of Milford team can change your life with restorative care.
Implants – Restoration
Missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures don’t just look bad, they also get in the way of living your life to the fullest. Don’t suffer any longer. The team at Family Dental Care of Milford can change your life with dental implants. By closely replicating your natural bite, dental implants are a permanent solution that can restore your mouth’s form and function. Because implants fuse with the existing bone in your jaw, they create a strong foundation for prostheses like crowns or dentures. You can look and feel better than you have in years with implant restorations. Ask a team member today if you are a candidate.
Unlike typical dentures, which require the use of denture adhesives to keep them from shifting around the mouth, implants lock in and fit solidly. This reduces the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. And, because implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth, they also stimulate your supportive structures and prevent your bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
When it comes to traditional dentures, a perfect fit is vital. Ill-fitting dentures can pose a number of painful side effects and problems in function, including difficulty speaking and chewing and painful mouth sores. When you trust your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford with your dentures, you can look forward to a perfect fit. Your natural-looking prosthesis will help you look and feel healthy, while providing the necessary bite pressure throughout your smile.
For gaps in your smile that can’t be fixed by a dental bridge due to missing teeth, try partial dentures. Your Family Dental Care of Milford team will custom-design a removable partial denture to fit comfortably and to blend in with your remaining teeth. Your partial denture will be made from synthetic materials and from lightweight metals and will mimic your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural-looking smile.
With a crown from Family Dental Care of Milford, you can receive treatment for a damaged or decayed tooth with a discreet restoration that blends in with your natural smile. Your dentist will custom mill your crown from gold, silver, or natural-looking porcelain for a beautiful look that is indistinguishable from your natural smile. You can fix chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage with a long-lasting, great looking restoration.
It’s important to fix large gaps in your smile―not just for looks, but to prevent the significant dental problems that can occur if a gap is left untreated. A dental bridge is an effective and aesthetically-pleasing solution. Your dentist will begin by preparing the two neighboring teeth around the gap, creating crowns for them with a prosthetic tooth fused in between. The prosthesis literally “bridges the gap” in your smile for a lasting, natural-looking restoration.
In certain cases of damage or decay, it’s necessary to remove part of your tooth. To complete your restoration, your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford replaces the removed portion with a porcelain inlay or onlay, customized to fill the space left behind. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional fillings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration. Even teeth with major decay can often be saved from extraction with an inlay or onlay.
Do you suffer from headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth, or pain in your jaw joints and muscles? If so, you could be suffering from issues with your temporomandibular joint (or TMJ). These symptoms could be an indication of strain or of long-term injury due to trauma, complications with your bite, grinding or clenching your teeth, or a combination of these factors. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction affects many people, but your dentists at Family Dental Care of Milford can treat it. Your dentist will custom design a course of therapy to alleviate your pain. If you are experiencing popping or pain in your jaw joint, ask a team member today if you might benefit from this treatment.
Even if you have healthy teeth and gums, the way they fit within your mouth is another important aspect of your dental health. While orthodontic treatment is often for aesthetic reasons, it’s important to remember that if your teeth are improperly positioned, you may suffer from an irregular bite. There are major health concerns associated with an improper bite, and for this reason, your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford can recommend various courses of treatment to help straighten your teeth. With more than one option available, you can find an orthodontic approach that best suits your specific needs.
You really can straighten your teeth without metal braces! Thanks to Invisalign® ― an FDA-approved system that uses clear, removable aligners to incrementally straighten your teeth ― you can achieve the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted without uncomfortable brackets or wires and without a mouth full of metal. Your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford will use 3D computer imaging to plan your treatment, and will then custom design a series of aligners that will incrementally move your teeth. You will replace each aligner every two weeks with the next aligner in the sequence, and 9-15 months later, you can enjoy a perfectly straight smile. Also, because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, there is no need to worry about food restrictions or problems with brushing or flossing, and best of all, no one will even know you are undergoing treatment. Ask about how you can achieve the straight smile you’ve always with Invisalign.
Do you only require mild-to-moderate orthodontic treatment? If so, you could be a candidate for Simpli5 ― a tooth-straightening system using incremental aligners to deal with minor-to-intermediate tooth crowding or spacing. This relatively inexpensive system is a great choice for patients who have less complicated orthodontic needs or for those who require correction from orthodontic relapse after undergoing other treatment. Ask your Family Dental Care of Milford dentist if Simpli5 is right for you.
You’re an adult with a fast-paced life, and your time is precious. The dental team at Family Dental Care of Milford understands that there are other places you’d rather be than at the dentist, so quick and efficient care is important. Thanks to the cutting edge technology of PlanScan™ from E4D, you can enjoy same-day crowns as a patient of Family Dental Care of Milford. Less time in the dental chair means more time for the rest of your busy schedule. Thanks to innovations like same-day crowns, you can get your dazzling smile faster than ever before and get back to your life.
The latest and greatest technological tools and techniques are available to you at Family Dental Care of Milford. To provide you with the most comfortable and convenient care, your dental team utilizes the latest innovations during your treatment. Learn below about some of the amazing technology we use to help you smile.