Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting, loose dentures right now? Dr. Herbeck wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants.
As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature's design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Promote bone retention
- Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures
- Don't require support from healthy teeth
- Can last a lifetime
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
Implant Supported Dentures
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
A proper fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle. A lifelike smile and the best possible fit - those are two of the primary goals that Dr. Herbeck will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
You can erase years of wear and tear with full-coverage crowns. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage. Dr. Herbeck uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain/ceramic, porcelain over a metal base or full gold to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Each type of crown material has a specific use and Dr. Herbeck always works closely with his patients to choose the best material for each situation. The beauty, comfort and longevity of your restorations are the hallmarks of our treatment goals.
If you've lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally "bridge the gap" in your smile. Dr. Herbeck creates a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
Sometimes a headache is not just a headache. Sometimes your headaches become debilitating and disrupt your work, family time, and sleep. If you are experiencing recurrent headaches/ migraines or perhaps it hurts to chew or your jaw can occasionally lock open, you may be suffering from a deeper problem like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or its close cousin, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Your life should not include persistent pain. Let Dr. Herbeck get to the root of your headache/migraine/jaw problems.
Feel confident knowing that you are in the hands of a team specially trained to diagnose and treat your painful neuromuscular problems. Whether jaw alignment, muscle balance, head trauma, intense stress or some other source, your custom solution will depend on your root cause. Your individual treatment plan may include lifestyle changes, a dental appliance, tooth adjustment or, always as a last resort, surgery. After treatment, feel the relief from pain transmit positive results throughout your life — focus better at work, enjoy your family time more, and once again experience a full night's rest. Live your life to the fullest...live your life pain free!