At Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
Crowns are a cap that our dentist places over your tooth. The crown of the tooth is the visible part that others see when you smile, so having decayed, chipped or discolored front teeth is problematic. A crown also prevents a cracked or chipped tooth from breaking more, and it provides more support for eating.
A bridge is a dental device that anchors a new crown to replace a missing tooth. The bridge is held in place using two natural teeth or Dental Implants, called abutment teeth. The prosthetic tooth added to the bridge is called a pontic.
Dentures are one of the most popular choices for patients who are looking for missing tooth replacement. A denture is a removable dental device, usually made of acrylic, that matches the color of your gums and holds one or more porcelain prosthetic teeth that look and function like your natural teeth. We offer partial and full removable dentures, depending on your needs.
Dentures are a device made of acrylic which holds prosthetic teeth that look and function like your natural teeth. The dentures are made to also look like natural gums. Our dentists use complete dentures when all the teeth in the lower or upper jaw are missing. Removable dentures allow the gums to take a break from wearing the appliance at night.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is one of the most complex joints in the body. This complex series of ligaments, muscles, discs, and bones serve as a hinge-like mechanism that connects the upper and lower jaws. In other words, our TMJ allows us to move our lower jaw up, down, and side-to-side. Any problem that prevents the TMJ from working properly is known as a TMJ disorder or TMD.
Some patients have oral health problems throughout their mouths that require multiple treatments and procedures. If your smile needs a complete overhaul, you may qualify for a full mouth reconstruction, where the procedures you need are dictated by the number of missing or damaged teeth, and the severity of the issues.
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