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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Dr. Doyon and his team change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

Implants

When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or number of teeth, dental implants can offer a new lease on life. They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and aesthetic. After nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases. An implant is a special, surgical grade titanium post, manufactured to highly precise specifications. Under strict sterile conditions, it is inserted surgically into the jawbone below the gum surface. With proper use of the newest anesthetics and medications, you need not be concerned about pain. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation onto which your new teeth are then attached and shaped to match your existing teeth. The number of teeth being replaced will determine the best kind of restoration for you. Implants can help replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. If you have been suffering with partial or full dentures, are missing teeth, or feel you need teeth extracted, do not hesitate to call Dr. Doyon to be evaluated for implants.

Implant-supported Dentures

While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implant-supported dentures fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking, and difficulty chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.

Dentures

A lifelike smile and a perfect fit – those are two of the primary goals that Dr. Doyon will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile. A proper fitting set of dentures is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. You will be pleased with how your new partial denture restores the gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and will be made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture will preserve your bone structure and the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.

Crowns

Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain pressed to metal or porcelain throughout and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specially fitted to restore the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Doyon if crowns are right for you.

Bridges

Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear results in the loss of a tooth. A large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if it isn’t corrected. Over time your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the gap and resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road. Porcelain bridges “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Doyon creates a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, to restore your bite, and to alleviate your discomfort. A porcelain bridge is created out of metal, alloys, or porcelain and utilizes the teeth on both sides of the gap as its supportive structure. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns to fill the gap. A bridge is a semi-permanent dental restoration, meaning it can only be removed by a dentist, so you can rest assured that your porcelain bridge will be a lasting restoration to your oral health.

Inlays/Onlays

Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Dr. Doyon customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.

TMJ

Sometimes a headache is not just a headache.  Sometimes your headaches become debilitating and disrupt your work, family time, and sleep.  If you are experiencing recurrent migraines, you may be suffering from a single symptom of deeper problems like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.  Your life shouldn’t include persistent pain.  Let Dr. Doyon and the Tory Hill Dental team get to the root of your migraine problems.

Feel confident knowing that you are in the hands of a team specially trained to diagnose and treat your painful neuromuscular problems. Whether jaw alignment, muscle balance, head trauma, or some other source, your custom solution will depend on your root cause. Your individual treatment plan may include lifestyle changes, a dental appliance, breathing devices, or, always as a last resort, surgery.  After treatment, feel the relief from pain transmit positive results throughout your life as you focus better at work, enjoy your family time more, and experience a full night’s rest once again. Live your life to the fullest… live your life pain free!

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