Dental crowns (or 'caps') are an artificial replacement that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding part or all of the remaining tooth structure with a restorative material such as cast metal, porcelain, or a combination of materials such as metal and porcelain. Crowns can be utilized to restore badly broken-down teeth, protect teeth that have large fillings or endodontic (root canal) fillings, restore the form/ shape of a tooth, or to optimise aesthetics.
During a crown procedure, remaining tooth structure must be re-shaped to accomodate the new crown. In some cases extensive build-up and/ or endodontic therapy (root canal) may be required to optomize crown placement.
A dental bridge (fixed dental prosthesis) can be utilized to replace one or more missing teeth. Much like a crown, underlying tooth structures must be reshaped to accomodate the bridge prosthesis. This treatment option is often utilized when the supporting teeth to be reshaped have large fillings or would benefit from crowns. Alternately, bridges can be utilized in implant restorations to minimize the number of implants that may be needed to restore a larger space of missing teeth.
Veneers are aesthetic facings that are utilized to resurface the tooth in order to enhance the appearance or to modify the appearance of teeth. This procedure is often utilized to correct tooth discoloration, restore chipped/ damaged teeth, or to address minor spacing issues. Porcelain and other tooth coloured materials may be utilized for these procedures.
Dentures are artifical tooth replacements that are removable. Dentures can be utilized to replace some teeth (partial denture) or all teeth (complete denture) and can be utilized in conjunction with dental implants to improve the fit, comfort and stability of the denture.
Dental implants are surgically inserted within the jawbone to provide support and/ or retention of a fixed or removable prosthesis. Dental implants can be used in conjunction with crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth.
Occlusal guards can be utlilzed to protect dental work & help you to get more longevity out of your restorations. An occlusal guard can be worn to protect teeth from wear that may occur during bruxing and/ or parafunctional habits. Additionally, an occlusal guard can be customized to provide relief from TMD symptoms.
Dr Keyes provides a full range of Prosthetic Dental treatment options including Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Dentures and Dental Implants.
These treatment options can be used to replace missing teeth, restore worn teeth, improve the oral aesthetic appearance, enhance oral function, and ultimately restore & maintian oral health.
Each Oral Rehabilitation procedure is custom tailored to suit the unique treatment needs of individual patients.
Complex Dental rehabilitation requires a Team approach.
Dr Keyes utilizes multi-disciplinary treatment planning and works with General Dentists, and incorporates Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, Orthodontists, and Endodontists into the treatment process to assist in providing Specialist level care to Prosthodontic Dental therapies. This team approach can optimize treatment outcomes and ensures continuation of care for your long-term Dental health.