Dental implants are small titanium posts implanted in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots and support dental restorations like crowns and bridges. Dr. Joe Armel is a both a fellow and a diplomate of implantology. He places and restores dental implants, so you can undergo every stage of treatment with us. Implant-supported dental restorations are the most secure, natural-looking and long-lasting replacement available for missing teeth. They also benefit oral health by preventing the loss of jawbone mass that occurs in the absence of natural tooth roots.
We use non-metallic materials in the fabrication of bridges and crowns, creating strong restorations that look beautiful. The purpose of a dental bridge is to literally bridge the gap left by missing teeth. Dental crowns can preserve a damaged tooth by covering (crowning) the entire tooth. Newer materials have made restorative dentistry better than ever, providing patients with improved durability and a lifelike appearance.
Composite tooth-colored fillings restore your tooth and blend in for a natural appearance. Aside from their aesthetics, composite fillings chemically bond directly to the tooth, and expand and contract at virtually the same rate as your natural tooth when exposed to heat and cold. Composite fillings are an excellent choice for small to medium cavities and tooth fractures.
Held in place by a combination of suction and mild adhesive, traditional dentures can be a cost-effective way to return form and function to your smile. Many patients, however, are unhappy with the fit of their dentures. We can make your dentures more stable with traditional or mini dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically implanted in the jaw to stabilize dentures with precision snaps. Implants also stimulate the jawbone and prevent the bone loss that occurs when natural tooth roots are missing.
Inlays and onlays can be an outstanding way to restore the biting surfaces of the teeth. Sometimes called indirect fillings, these restorations are a conservative alternative to a full dental crown. In contrast to dental fillings that are molded directly onto the tooth to fill a cavity, inlays and onlays are crafted “indirectly” by a dental lab and then bonded into place.
We are experienced in the art and science of full mouth reconstruction, having provided this service for decades with great success. For patients with multiple oral health issues impacting most or all of their teeth, this customized treatment plan can be absolutely life changing. Using state-of-the-art technology and highly specialized materials, we employ a combination of restorative procedures such as dental implants, bridges and crowns, orthodontics, and dental bonding to improve the health and appearance of your smile.