Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile with unparalleled strength. Dental implants are small metal posts surgically placed in the jaw to serve the role of tooth roots. Once healed, implants can provide a lifetime of support for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Furthermore, implants are the only restorative treatment that can halt the bone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss.
When a tooth is chipped, cracked, or has too much decay for a filling, we can use a dental crown to protect it and reinforce its structure. Crowns are single-tooth restorations that cover the surface of a damaged tooth above the gum line. Dr. Robert Astles has an in-office lab to create crowns, and he also works with an external lab for all-porcelain restorations, so your crown will be custom-crafted to blend with your smile.
Dental bridges are custom restorations that use artificial teeth to fill in gaps created by tooth loss. If you are missing up to three teeth in a row, we can create a dental bridge to restore the strength of your bite and the appearance of your smile. We offer bridges made of dental-grade porcelain, which mimics the look and sheen of natural tooth enamel to blend with surrounding teeth.
Patients with significant tooth loss can restore the look and function of their smile with a complete or partial denture. Dentures use a gum-colored base and artificial teeth to replace up to an entire row of missing teeth. Traditional dentures are held in place by clasps or dental adhesives, while implant-supported dentures are secured by tiny metal posts embedded in the jaw. Additionally, we also offer immediate dentures to restore your smile in just one appointment.
Patients with more significant restorative needs can undergo a full mouth reconstruction with Dr. Astles. A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive set of restorative treatments customized to meet the unique needs of an individual patient. If your treatment plan involves the use of dental restorations, we can provide custom temporaries while your permanent restoration is being created.
One of the features that sets our practice apart is our fully equipped in-office laboratory. Having an in-office lab allows us to provide same-day restorations and perform repairs during a single visit. We also have an on-site certified dental technician with nearly 25 years of experience creating beautiful, custom restorations that blend flawlessly with patients' surrounding teeth.