Implants are an extraordinarily effective treatment because they serve as a substitute for your teeth’s natural roots, replicating the form and function of natural teeth. After the implants are placed in the jaw, your bone will actually integrate with them to create a strong foundation for other appliances. The stimulation provided by implants mimics your natural bite and promotes bone retention, leaving you with a healthy smile solution that will allow you to better enjoy your life. After you have had an implant placed by your trusted specialist, St. Helens Dental Care will finish the process with a quality, natural-looking restoration. Ask a team member how you can rejuvenate your smile with dental implants!
Sometimes a gap in your smile is too large for a bridge to fix. If you have an especially wide gap between your teeth, St. Helens Dental Care may have a solution in a custom made partial denture. Your partial denture will be a removable device, perfectly designed to fit in your mouth, to fill the gap, and to blend in with your natural teeth for a great looking smile. The result is an aesthetically-pleasing restoration that also prevents further damage that may occur due to missing teeth.
The time-tested solution for damaged or decayed teeth is a dental crown. St. Helens Dental Care will custom mill a crown made from gold, placing it over the damaged tooth after any decay has been gently removed.
If you need a crown for damaged or decayed teeth, St. Helens Dental Care also offers an aesthetically-pleasing solution in crowns made of porcelain. You will still have a long-lasting restoration, but as a plus, no one will even be able to tell you have had treatment.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear results in the loss of a tooth. A missing tooth or teeth can create significant problems for your dental health, if left uncorrected. Over time, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to efficiently chew in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, shifting into the area, resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road. Bridges made of porcelain “bridge the gap” in your smile. St. Helens Dental Care can create a natural-looking, functional bridge to correct your smile, to restore your bite, and to alleviate your discomfort. A bridge is created out of metal, alloys, and/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 area of missing tooth. A bridge is a semi-permanent dental restoration (meaning it can only be removed by your dentist), so you can rest assured that your porcelain bridge will be a lasting restoration for your oral health.
Same Day Crown
If you’ve previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two-to-three week period. St. Helens Dental Care can actually have your crowns designed, created, and positioned in your mouth all during one visit! Utilizing new technology, including the E4D system, our staff can design and mill your crown chair-side. This precise and efficient technology saves you valuable time and restores your dazzling smile faster than ever before. Talk to your St. Helens Dental Care team about receiving a same-day crown.
For damage or decay that requires a significant amount of your tooth to be removed, a porcelain inlay or onlay replaces the damaged area. St. Helens Dental Care will customize the inlay or onlay to perfectly fill the space left behind, matching your existing tooth color for a discreet, effective restoration. Don’t wait to seek relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, or tooth degeneration. Ask a team member today about inlays or onlays.
If you suffer with persistent muscle aches in the neck or back or with headaches, migraines, or an aching lower jaw, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) may be to blame. TMJ can be caused by a variety of conditions, including involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth while sleeping, a previous injury to the jaw, or damage to the joint cartilage from arthritis. The result is a stiff, aching jawline that triggers pain throughout much of the body. While many cases of TMJ are relatively minor and will heal themselves, more serious cases may require dental intervention. Without proper treatment, TMJ can sometimes result in permanent damage to tooth enamel and the supportive structures of your mouth, so it’s always best to schedule an evaluation with St. Helens Dental Care if symptoms of this painful condition appear.
Did you know that 50% of adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease? This serious medical condition can lead to tooth loss, halitosis (bad breath), and bleeding or receding gums, among other oral health issues.
Oral Cancer Screenings
With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% success rate after diagnosis. A trusted dentist like St. Helens Dental Care is truly your only line of defense against oral cancer.