Choosing Between Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

October 10, 2014

122421420A missing tooth can cause you to miss out on enjoying your life. It can affect your willingness to laugh and smile or eat the foods you love. To replace a missing tooth permanently, you have two basic choices, either a dental bridge or a dental implant. It’s important to get all of the facts before you make such a big decision as permanently replacing a missing tooth. A missing tooth should be replaced to protect your other teeth from moving, and to preserve your bone and jaw structures.The dentists at Dental Group West want to help you restore your smile in the least painful manner possible. Contact their Toledo office today to set up a Sedation Dentistry appointment to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a frame with two attached dental crowns and a replacement tooth (pontic) in the middle. The crowns are fitted over the adjacent teeth of the missing tooth. To fit the crowns, the adjacent teeth must be shaved down and the pontic is positioned in the gap over the gums. Besides adversely affecting the adjacent teeth, dental bridges do not replace the missing tooth root which could lead to misalignment among the surrounding teeth and in the jaw bone.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods that can be surgically inserted into the jaw to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the rod is placed, a synthetic but realistic looking prosthetic tooth is attached. During the healing process the jawbone will grow around the implant, cementing it in place. The implant can completely replace the natural tooth in both form and function. Dental implants are more expensive than dental crowns, but are the more natural looking and feeling alternative.

Dental Group West Restorative Implants and Bridges in Toledo, Ohio

Whichever method of tooth replacement you choose, it’s important to go to a dentist that can not only perform the dental work needed, but employs a caring and comfortable approach. The dentists at Dental Group West can help you restore your smile using Sedation Dentistry techniques, which can eliminate the pain and anxiety of restorative procedures. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poole and Dr. Weisenburger proudly serve patients throughout Toledo, OH, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg and the surrounding communities.

Your Smile will Dazzle with Porcelain Veneers!

September 10, 2014

186932212There are many things that people wish to accomplish in their smile, and they may be willing to do almost anything to make it happen. Whether someone wants a perfectly aligned smile or a minor chip covered, there are many cosmetic procedures that are capable of making your smile look absolutely flawless. One thing that many people wish for when it comes to their smiles is perfect teeth. Though your smile has collected wear and tear over the years, you are able to reverse the hands of time! Our doctors are able to offer porcelain veneersto their patients in order to achieve the dazzling smile they have been wanting!

One of the wonderful aspects of porcelain veneers is that they are very multitalented. They are able to cover up many flaws you smile, such as misalignments, gaps, stains, chips, and cracks. Another wonderful thing about porcelain veneers is that you are able to have a new smile in a relatively short amount of time, cutting out significant waiting time! A wonderful cosmetic treatment for many reasons, the results for porcelain veneers are unmatched!

The first step to getting your porcelain veneers is a consultation with one of our doctors. They will be able to evaluate your smile in its current state, and determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you. You will also have that time to address any questions or concerns about the procedure, as we want you to be comfortable and well-informed throughout the entire process. If you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, we will make impressions of your smile and send them to a dental lab. The lab will make your veneers, and will be made with your smile goals and facial aesthetic in mind. Your natural tooth is prepared by removing a small bit of enamel, making sure there is space for your new smile. When your veneers are ready, they are applied and made permanent with dental resin cement. At the end, you are left with a dazzling smile! If you would like a new smile using porcelain veneers, contact our Toledo, OH dental office today!

Contact our office in Toledo, Ohio today and schedule your appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry need you may have! Our patient-centered practice warmly welcomes families from throughout Toledo and the surrounding communities, including Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg, and more.

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