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Restorative Dentistry

At LeVos Dentistry we want to promptly repair and correct any dental issues that arise to restore your health and smile – functionally and aesthetically. Addressing dental problems swiftly prevents them from getting worse and costing you more money and time down the road.

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  • Dentures
  • Fillings
  • Bridges
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Implants

Dental implants can replace missing teeth and teeth that are not salvageable. Implants function and feel like natural teeth. The implant body consists of a biologically compatible titanium post that is placed in the jawbone. Bone integrates with the implant providing a stable anchor to attach a tooth. Implants can support individual crowns, fixed bridges, partial dentures and complete dentures.

Careful treatment planning is important for implant success. Models of your mouth may be necessary, as well as a guide to show the surgeon where the implants are to be placed. Dr. LeVos works with highly skilled surgeons and laboratory ceramists and coordinates your implant treatment. Dental implants are safe, predictable and often times the most conservative way to replace teeth. For denture wearers, implants can end having to use adhesives and struggling with loose dentures that don’t stay in place.

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Dentures

A smile just isn’t a smile if it’s incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Dentures and partials are a cost-effective way to replace multiple missing teeth.

A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of teeth and gum-colored acrylic on a metal frame with clasps. Partials are supported by other teeth and the soft tissue where teeth used to be. When implants are used for attachment, the partial can be made much smaller and more inconspicuous. Partial dentures must be removed for cleaning and while sleeping,

A denture is a prosthesis replacing a complete arch of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. A denture is only a fraction as efficient at chewing as natural teeth, and Dr. LeVos understands there is an art to making comfortable and functional dentures. He strives to make dentures that don’t look like a denture, in other words, natural-looking.

For people that have difficulty keeping a denture in place or do not want their jawbone to shrink, an Implant-supported denture solves these problems. Chewing ability, teeth perception, and quality of life can dramatically improve with Implant-supported dentures. Many people can continue to wear their existing denture with only slight modifications during the implant healing phase.

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Fillings

Tooth-colored or composite fillings are an aesthetic and conservative way to treat the symptoms of tooth decay. Composite fillings are ideal for replacing small to moderate amounts of tooth structure. These types of fillings are adhesively bonded to teeth, allowing you to preserve more of your natural tooth. Composite fillings can closely match the shade of your teeth, and when the material is skillfully layered, like on front teeth, it can be extremely life-like. Composite fillings can also replace discolored and leaking metal fillings, repair chipped teeth, and close spaces between front teeth.

Compared to metal amalgam, composite fillings take a bit more time to place and are technically more demanding. Dr. LeVos will be happy to guide you in choosing the best restorative material for your needs.

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Fixed Bridges

A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

What is a Fixed Bridge?

First of all, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren’t available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative.

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Full-Mouth Reconstruction

When disease, decay, or damage wreck a smile, a patient may feel embarrassed about seeking professional help. Our office welcomes patients with broken-down smiles. We applaud you for taking a step toward reclaiming a strong and healthy smile for a healthier life! You’ll feel better emotionally and physically when you have a comfortable, beautiful smile to share with the world.

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