Restorative Dentistry Services in Tigard Oregon
Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Dr. Houlihan and his team change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!
A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium artificial root in the area of the missing tooth or teeth. After a period of healing, the artificial root forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental restoration such as crowns, bridges or dentures that is custom created for you. While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, dental implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Dental implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap.
With dental implants, your smile can be full, functional and gorgeous once again. Enjoy eating easily, smiling fully, speaking plainly and living comfortably. Whether replacing one tooth or a full set of teeth, feel confident knowing that your dental implants are secure and permanent, giving you a solution you can rely on. Dental implants can be cared for through regular maintenance and care, just as you would normally care for your teeth. Should you need a restoration to one or more of the prosthetics, your dentist can provide restorative care for you since the artificial root has already been placed.
If you receive dentures from Dental Professionals, Dr. Houlihan’s priority is to ensure perfect fit. Properly-fit dentures help replicate your biting function and allow you to live a full, rewarding life, while ill-fitting dentures can lead to problems like mouth sores, difficulty chewing, or difficulty speaking. Trust Dr. Houlihan to custom fit your dentures for a long-lasting solution for your smile.
A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. You will be pleased with how your new partial denture restores the gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture will preserve your bone structure and the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain pressed to metal or are porcelain throughout and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specially fitted to restore the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Houlihan if crowns are right for you. With advanced technology like the E4D system, Dr. Houlihan is able to make custom porcelain crowns in just one visit!
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth? If so, porcelain crowns can restore your healthy, natural-looking smile. A filling can correct a small defect in a tooth, but a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be completely natural looking. Additional benefits of crowns are correcting bite problems, closing spaces between teeth, changing the angulations of teeth, and they can be used to replace missing teeth permanently as part of a bridge or over an implant. Now you can enjoy quality dental restorations in even less time, with same day crowns at Dental Professionals. Thanks to the E4D chair-side fabrication system, Dr. Houlihan can design, create, and position your crowns in your mouth all in one visit!
Sometimes effectively removing tooth decay requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is then replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Dr. Houlihan customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration.
PERIODONTAL SUPPORTIVE THERAPY
Most Americans experience some form of periodontal disease, often without realizing it. Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath and receding gums. In recent years periodontal disease has been contributed to cardiovaxcular disease, dementia, respiratory infections and diabetes.