Partial Crowns, Inlays & Onlays
At Randolph Dental Group, 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 Randolph Dental Group, we are able to use advanced Cerec® 3 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 Randolph dentist office.
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 Randolph Dental Group dentists can make porcelain crowns that will vastly improve the overall appearance of your smile.
With our advanced Cerec® 3D technology, you no longer have to wait for your dental crowns to be sent out to a laboratory for molding. Instead, your entire restoration can be created while you wait, in just one office visit.
To find out more about dental crowns, please schedule an appointment or contact our Randolph dentist office today.
At Randolph Dental Group, 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 Randolph 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 Randolph Dental Group cosmetic dentists can help restore your smile, please contact our Randolph dentist office today.
The Randolph Dental Group multi-specialty dental team do all they can to make sure you keep your teeth. However, sometimes that isn’t possible and dentures are required. We offer many types of dentures, including complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when very little of your original teeth remain. A Randolph Dental Group dentist will first remove any of your remaining teeth to fit your dentures. Next, your dentist will make a mold of your gums and sends it to a dental lab where your customized dentures are constructed. Typically you’ll first be fitted with temporary dentures until your permanent set is ready.
Partial dentures are prepared in much the same way as a complete set and are recommended when only a few teeth are missing. In our Randolph dentist office, Randolph Dental Group also offers implant-supported dentures. We work closely with our dental implant specialists to create the most appropriate dental solution for you.
To find out more about your denture options, please schedule an appointment with our Randolph dentist office today.
Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion).
Various things can cause teeth to become crooked or jaws misaligned, including thumb-sucking or a traumatic injury. Some conditions are inherited.
Children between the ages of 7 and 14 are typical candidates for braces because their facial structures are still developing. Adult braces usually entail additional procedures because their faces have already fully developed.
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment.
Braces employ the use of wires and are usually one of three types:
Old-fashioned, conventional braces, which employ the use of metal strips, or bands.
Metal or plastic brackets that are cemented or bonded to teeth.
Brackets that attach to the back teeth (also called lingual braces).
Orthodontic procedures, also called orthodontia, are complex processes.
In most cases, a dentist will need to make a plaster cast of the individual's teeth and perform full X-rays of the head and mouth.
After orthodontic appliances are placed, they need to be adjusted from time to time to ensure that they continue to move the teeth into their correct position.
Retainers are used following braces to ensure that teeth remain in position.
Aesthetic and Comfort Issues
Advances in technology have vastly improved appearance issues with orthodontia.
Braces today are made from extremely lightweight and natural-colored materials. The materials that braces attach to-brackets-are bonded to the surfaces of teeth but can be later removed.
People can expect to wear braces for about two years—less or more in some cases. Adults are usually required to wear braces for longer periods of time.
Because orthodontic appliances need to be adjusted from time to time to ensure they continue to move the teeth into their correct position, they can create pressure on the teeth and jaws. This mild discomfort usually subsides following each orthodontia adjustment.
People who wear braces must be diligent in ensuring that food particles and other debris do not get trapped in the network of brackets and wires. In addition, brackets can leave stains on enamel if the area surrounding them is not cleaned on a daily basis.
Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity. Some people with orthodontic appliances can benefit from using water picks, which emit small pressurized bursts of water that can effectively rinse away such debris.
Another caveat: Braces and sticky foods don't mix. Crunchy snacks and chewy substances should be avoided at all costs because they can cause orthodontia to be loosened or damaged.
Space maintainers are helpful dental devices that can help teeth grow in normally following premature tooth loss, injury or other problems.
The devices can help ensure that proper spaces are maintained to allow future permanent teeth to erupt.
If your child loses a baby tooth early through decay or injury, his or her other teeth could shift and begin to fill the vacant space. When your child's permanent teeth emerge, there's not enough room for them. The result is crooked or crowded teeth and difficulties with chewing or speaking.
If you are interested in learning how you can benefit from orthodontics, please contact our office today to set up a consultation with a dentist at our Randolph dental office.
Gone are the days when tooth ailments and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth colored fillings — or white fillings — made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. The Dental Partner of Randolph dentists are masters at matching the exact filling shade to your individual tooth color. These revolutionary tooth colored fillings are virtually undetectable and are easy to apply.
Randolph Dental Group 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, 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 Randolph Dental Group’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.
And, because all of Randolph Dental Group’s dentists and specialists work in the same practice, you can experience the convenience of one-stop dentistry and coordinated care.
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. Randolph Dental Group will thoroughly assess your mouth and work with you to develop a plan to repair or restore your teeth.
Schedule an appointment with our Randolph dentist office today to find out what a full mouth restoration could do for your smile.