Living with broken, cracked, or missing teeth can be very debilitating, but you don’t have to suffer from an impaired smile forever. At Shevlin Dental Center, our experienced and compassionate dentists work with a team of dental specialists—including periodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists—to provide an array of effective restorative dentistry treatments for our Bend-area patients. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or require full mouth rehabilitation, our dentists can give you the dream smile you never thought possible.
Anchored dentures, or implant dentures, are designed to replace an entire row of missing teeth by securing a custom-made prosthesis to the jawbone. This often provides a more comfortable, precise denture fit while eliminating slippage along the gumline, allowing patients to enjoy more confidence when speaking or eating. With this “denture upgrade,” the prosthesis is affixed to the jawbone using only four dental implants that are strategically placed at specific angles. This advanced All-On-4® technique can help patients recover the appearance and function of an entire dental arch with less invasiveness and bone support than other approaches.
If your teeth have been weakened by decay or injury, our dentists can repair the enamel with state-of-the-art restorative solutions like dental crowns and dental bridges. These high-quality dental restorations can look incredibly natural and help ensure the long-term health of damaged teeth for years to come.
Dental crowns are often central to restoring the strength of a damaged tooth. These durable dental coverings are placed over the top of a tooth to prevent damage or decay from further weakening the enamel. Crowns are very versatile and can be utilized to:
The best candidates for dental crowns have mild to moderate enamel damage, but a tooth body that is still intact. For individuals with missing or severely damaged teeth, dental bridges may be a more beneficial restorative treatment. Less extensive concerns may be treated with porcelain veneers, depending on your needs.
Dental bridges are meant to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth with a custom-designed restoration that “bridges” the gap in a patient’s upper or lower dental arch. One of the many advantages of dental bridges is that they do not require implantation, and treatment can be completed much faster than other tooth replacement techniques. In general, dental bridges can:
Unlike partial dentures, dental bridges remain fixed and secure in the mouth through attachment with either dental crowns or dental implants. Dr. Cauble and Dr. Falkenstein will thoroughly explain the pros and cons of each approach and help you determine the best technique based on your unique needs.
If you are ready to reclaim the beauty of your teeth and smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our practice today.