Dr. Wych and staff can restore your natural teeth back to their original beauty and function with a variety of dental restorations. Dr. Wych will recommend and select the best type of restoration for your particular needs.
Dental Tooth Colored Fillings
Gone are the days of the old silver-amalgam-mercury filling! (Did you know that silver fillings have been around since the Civil War?)
Dr. Wych uses only tooth colored filling material (called composites). These fillings can match the color and original shape of your natural tooth or teeth. They are bonded to your teeth to help give bring your teeth back to their natural strength (older fillings were just pushed into the tooth). They are placed into the tooth, shaped and cured with a special light to give them strength.
Just as different teeth have different qualities and functions, different types of materials and types of crowns are used to restore your teeth. Dr. Wych will decide what your needs are and the best material needed to give you the best function.
Front teeth have different needs than back teeth. People who grind their teeth have different needs than people who don’t grind or clench their teeth.
Some crowns can be made in the office, and some are better made by a dental lab. Dr. Wych can discuss this with you when he restores your tooth with a crown.
Veneers are thin porcelain restorations that are bonded to the teeth. With veneers, Dr. Wych can change the shape, shade and contours of your teeth to give you a perfect, beautiful smile. Dr. Wych has the experience and advanced education to give you the smile you want and deserve. Check out the Smile Gallery to see some of his dramatic results with veneers.
Dental (Fixed) Bridges
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are permanently cemented, attached to the teeth on each side of the space from the missing tooth. They perfectly mimic your permanent teeth, and do not come in and out of your mouth like dentures or partials dentures.
Dental Implant Crowns
Often, missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants and crowns. An implant is placed in your jaw, just like the root of the missing tooth. After the implant heals (what dentists call “osteointegration”) a crown or bridge is attached to the implant. The result looks and acts just like a tooth coming out of the gum and bone.
Implants are made of space age, purified titanium. They can last 30 years or longer, are totally “biocompatible” (they have no allergies) and are amazingly strong.