Dental crowns, also known as caps, slide over teeth to hide misshaped, misaligned, discolored, or other tooth imperfections. Dental crowns cover and protect cracked teeth, increase comfort, and offer extra support to teeth that are weak or damaged. If you have old crowns with black lines by the gums, the Concord Dental Associates dentists can make porcelain crowns that will vastly improve the overall appearance of your smile.
At Concord Dental Associates, science and art come together to create long-lasting, natural partial crowns called inlays and onlays. Similar to tooth fillings, inlays and onlays fill cavities and other areas of trauma or tooth decay.
The most conservative approach to restorative dentistry, an inlay is a strong, durable material made outside the mouth that’s used to replace part of a tooth and is cemented or bonded into place. An inlay fits like a puzzle piece into the tooth. If one of the points, or cusps, is also replaced, this is called an onlay.
If the part of the tooth to be restored is even greater than a filling, inlay or onlay can accomplish, then we use a dental crown. Unlike regular fillings, which are composed of a soft material that is molded into the tooth, indirect porcelain fillings are generally shaped in a dental lab and then firmly cemented into place at a later visit. At Concord Dental Associates, we are able to use advanced technology to mill porcelain inlays and onlays while you wait and place them in your mouth the same visit!
If you are interested in finding out more about partial crowns or our longest-lasting inlays or onlays, please contact our Concord dentist office.
At Concord Dental Associates, we believe that the best teeth are your own teeth. Our multi-specialty team of cosmetic dentists will do all they can to make sure that you keep your teeth. But sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. The good news is that a dental bridge can restore a badly damaged tooth or even replace a lost tooth.
A typical dental bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two surrounding dental crowns. Once complete, our experienced Concord dentists bond this bridge structure into your mouth. Without a dental bridge, your remaining teeth can drift out of line and cause other dental problems, and possibly periodontal disease. All-porcelain dental bridges can safeguard the integrity of your existing teeth and help you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Dental implants are also a safe, more permanent option to dental bridges.
To find out more about how the Concord Dental Associates cosmetic dentists can help restore your smile, please request an appointment with our office today.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. Contact our Concord dental office to learn more.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, gum disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause bone loss and eventual tooth loss. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Our Concord dentist will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
To find out more about preventing periodontal disease, please request an appointment with our Concord dentist office today!
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.
Request an appointment to find out if sealants are a good option for you.
Concord Dental Associates excels at the art — and science — of creating a stunning full mouth reconstruction. With a discerning eye, our experienced, multi-specialty dentists perform a full mouth reconstruction with a combination of treatments, such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, laser tooth whitening, dental implants, or porcelain crowns. They offer superior, natural-looking restorations that are almost impossible to distinguish from your own teeth. Thanks to Concord Dental Associates’s exceptional skill and training, our dentists create an ideal relationship between your teeth, bone, gum, and muscles to ensure the proper bite when your full mouth reconstruction is completed.
If you’ve neglected your teeth over the years, had various dentists try to fix ongoing dental problems, or have crowded, badly aligned, or aging teeth, it’s time to consider a full mouth reconstruction and restoration to bring back your bright smile. Concord Dental Associates will thoroughly assess your mouth and work with you to develop a plan to repair or restore your teeth.
Request an appointment with our Concord dentist office today to find out what a full mouth restoration could do for your smile.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately and we will schedule you as soon as possible. Should you call after hours, contact our regular number and our voicemail will inform you of how to get in touch with us.
A ‘gummy’ smile, can cause teeth to look shorter than average and can create a less-than-attractive smile. To correct this we use LANAP Laser Dentistry, a laser-assisted procedure that comfortably and easily changes the appearance of your smile. Excessive, uneven gums are shaped and the laser immediately seals the tissue for faster and more comfortable healing, all in just one office visit. Best of all, this treatment causes no bleeding, zero pain and quick recovery.
Gummy smiles may happen due to certain medical conditions, medications, developmental problems, genetics, decay, injury, grinding, or loss of the supporting bone.
Please contact Concord Dental Associates today to find out if laser gum recontouring can help you get rid of a gummy smile.
LANAP Laser Dentistry
For some people, visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience. But not when you come to Concord Dental Associates for your dental care. Concord Dental Associates has created a relaxing environment for all of our patients, and have carefully trained our dentists and team to be attentive to your personal needs and concerns. The Concord Dental Group dentists have a very gentle touch when working in your mouth, and most patients find that they do great just having us talk them through their treatment.
If you are particularly fearful of dental treatment, a Concord Dental Associates dentist can help you relax. We will spend time discussing your concerns and planning your treatment. The important thing is to let us know about your fears. We can help!
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, please request an appointment online with Concord Dental Associates to set up a consultation at our Concord office.