Restore the beauty and function of your smile.
Dr. Lang offers restorative dentistry in Middletown.
Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was, and years of wear and tear have taken their toll. Perhaps you’ve even suffered from a dental injury, or you haven’t been as on top of your dental care as you know you should be. Whatever the cause of your dental issues, Dr. Lang and the team can help with judgment-free restorative dental care to restore your smile’s beauty and function. We’re located in Middletown, Ohio, and helping people like you walk out with a smile they love is what we do. Rejuvenate your smile today with restorative dentistry.
Replace missing teeth with dental implants.
Having a missing tooth or teeth impacts your whole mouth. From shifting teeth to bone loss, tooth loss has many negative effects on your oral health. But dental implants can restore your health and reverse bone loss.
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 natural-looking.
Dental implants use titanium “fixtures” placed in the bone and are adhered to replace missing teeth or to stabilize implant-supported 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.
Restore function implant-supported dentures.
While typical dentures shift and require the use of adhesives to keep them in place, implant-supported dentures are held in place with titanium implants, 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 as well, which stimulates the supportive structures of your mouth including your jawbones. This prevents bone and soft tissues from shrinking and degrading. 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.
Bring back your smile!
Dentures that are the perfect fit are vital to your comfort. The fit is also important to keep dentures from rubbing on your soft tissues, which can increase your risk for oral cancer. Dr. Lang will help you achieve a good fit and a natural-looking smile. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy and will help you retain natural chewing function.
Partial dentures are a removable solution for the loss of several teeth.
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.
Retain your damaged tooth with a porcelain crown.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked, or decayed 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 that will receive the crown, Dr. Lang, will position a custom-milled, naturally-looking porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
A porcelain bridge can fill gaps from missing teeth.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently and may cause mouth pain. As your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only makes 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 and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Restore any tooth with an inlay or onlay.
Effectively removing tooth decay so it doesn’t continue to eat away at your tooth requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. In some instances, 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.
• Patricia M.