in Middletown, OH
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. Middletown dentist Dr. Steven A. Lang and his dental team change lives daily through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today with restorative dentistry.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or number of teeth, dental implants can offer a new lease on life. Dental implants are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and aesthetic.
Dental Implants use titanium “fixtures” placed in the bone and are adhered to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. These are often used instead of bridges to help maintain the original tooth structure of the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
The number of teeth being replaced will determine the best kind of restoration for you. Dental implants can help replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. If you have been suffering with partial or full dentures, are missing teeth, or feel you need teeth extracted, call Dr. Lang to be evaluated for dental implants in Middletown OH.
While typical dentures shift and require the use of adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like your natural teeth, stimulating the supportive structures and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking dental implants. Ask Dr. Lang if you might be a candidate for implant-supported dentures.
A lifelike smile and a perfect fit – those are two of the primary goals that Dr. Lang will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile. A proper fitting set of dentures is very important, as a good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your mouth’s function. This is vitally important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy and will help you retain a natural lifestyle.
Partial dentures will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. They will restore gaps in your smile that are due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected with a bridge. Partial dentures are 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.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. Dental crowns are a durable, strong, long-lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown(s), Middletown dentist Dr. Lang, will position a custom-milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently, may cause mouth pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Lang, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist in Middletown OH and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Sometimes effectively removing tooth decay requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. This portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Dr. Lang 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 fillings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.
For dental implants or dental implant supported dentures contact Middletown dentist Steven A. Lang, DDS.
“Dr. Lang and his staff are competent and caring. They provide me with the very best care. Whenever I have a problem, they express concern and help me to make the right decision. I have always been extremely pleased with the care that I receive at Dr. Lang’s office.”
• Patricia M.