Ugly Fake Tooth? Contact Our Coral Springs Dental Office!
Perhaps years ago, you had a tooth replaced with a “fake” tooth or teeth, now it is ugly and embarrassing. Is there anything that you can do about this? At Barbag Dental in Coral Springs, we can examine your teeth and talk about possible solutions. You do not need to live with the ugly embarrassment of old dental work gone bad. We are here to help! There are several options that can be discussed in order to get you a healthy glowing smile that will last for years to come. If the time is now for you to replace a fake tooth or teeth from years ago, give us a call to set up an appointment and discuss your options.
A Denture History Lesson from Your Coral Springs Dentist.
Believe it or not, dentures were available in the 7th century BC, but history can date them back to even the 5th century BC. It is noted that the Italians would make dentures from human or animal teeth and they would be put together with gold bands. Wooden dentures were invented in Japan after that, sometime in the 16th century. The technology way back then was amazing. It is said that they would take softened bees wax to make an impression, then the wood dentures would be sculpted from that impression. It was not until the late 1700’s that dentures were made from porcelain. It is also a fact that our first President George Washington had dentures made for himself created of ivory from hippopotamuses and elephants. Then in the early 1800’s, a goldsmith started creating dentures from porcelain which were mounted on 18 carat gold plates. If you think dentistry is expensive now, imagine what that would cost in today’s time!
Fast forward to today, dentures are made in a laboratory by using tissue shaded powders polymethylmethacrylate acrylic. Wow, that’s a mouthful right there! However, today’s dentures can last for a very long time and will provide you with jaw stability and a bright healthy smile. There are options for you to discuss with our dentist in Coral Springs. These options can include dental implants, veneers, a full set of new dentures, a partial set or a bridge. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced can narrow down your options, this is why we are here to help you decide.
Dental implants can be made for single or multiple teeth. They have a very high success rate, even in problem areas. They are very functional and are known to last a lifetime. A dental implant replaces the root and part of the missing tooth, then the implant is topped off with a natural looking crown.
Dental implants are cared for the same way as your other natural teeth and won’t every decay. Now, if the tooth or teeth are just discolored and have no painful occurrences, you can consider veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells that are made to match your natural teeth shade. They are bonded to the front of the tooth and are made of either porcelain or resin composite materials. If you eat or drink stain inducing products, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers since they resist stains better than the ones made from resin. Veneers help those that have worn down, chipped or broken teeth. Also, they are great for discolored teeth or teeth with gaps in-between. Dentures whether partial or full are typically less expensive as the other options, but may not function as well. When you have dentures, you will need to use a special cleaning solution daily as well as maintaining your natural teeth. Bridges are nice for front teeth issues. A bridge will be made to attach to each side of the natural healthy teeth in your mouth. Typically, a bridge will work better than a denture but is not as strong as a dental implant.
Call Our Coral Springs Dental Office to Discuss Your Options.
With all of the options that are available for replacements of older dental work, it is important that you are examined by a Coral Springs dentist that you can trust. At Barbag Dental, we are known for our long standing and high standard of excellence and commitment to our patients. We treat you like you want to be treated and use only modern equipment to offer our patients the best experience possible. With our friendly and caring staff, you can expect nothing from us but the best care and service. We make it our top priority to help our patients achieve their personal goals for the best smile possible all the while offering affordable dental care. We service all ages and offer emergency appointments also. Our services include cleaning and prevention, cosmetic dentistry, restorations, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, and laser dentistry. With our crown and restoration services, we are able to offer options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function. Crowns, fillings, and bridges provide a natural functioning of teeth with a natural smile. Our laser dentistry benefits include a quicker healing time and no stitches.
Yes, You Can Afford Dental Work in Coral Springs.
We also offer many financing options at Barbag Dental in Coral Springs. We accept most major dental insurance plans and we will even help you to fill out your insurance forms to ensure you are getting the most from your benefits. Ask us about Care Credit® which is a great financing program for patients that gives extended payment plans for your dental care. You can also inquire about a payment plan for major dental work. This will include a payment schedule to help your financial needs. Contact us today at Barbag Dental in Coral Springs for all of your dental needs. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about us, click here. We look forward to meeting you!