At Victor Nitu DDS, we offer a wide range of restorative services designed to improve your function and aesthetics. We understand that the mouth is daily exposed to decay causing bacteria that settles in the crevices of our teeth, and collects in plaque leading to infection and the development of cavities. Disease can be extremely damaging to our smile. Our services include:
CEREC crowns provide you with beautifully natural ceramic crowns. The major draw to these crowns is that everything is done in only one appointment. This is because we have a milling unit right in our office. The technology is incredibly accurate and can create crowns within a discrepancy of one-thousandth of a millimeter. Additionally, the crowns will match the color, transparency, and contours of your natural teeth, aiding in providing you with a completely natural result.
The All On 4 treatment allows our patients to have a permanently fixed denture. At Victor Nitu, DDS, we specialize in several full-arch replacement options for patients missing all or most of their teeth. The difference with All On 4, is the denture becomes a non-removable, set device. Additionally, treatment is completed in one day. This means the patient can arrive with no teeth and leave with a full set. Following a period of healing, the patient will increasingly grow more comfortable with their new teeth and soon find that they feel much like their natural teeth once did. The All On 4 is a complete fixed bridge supported by a series of dental implants. This immensely beneficial treatment concept has revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth.
Sometimes referred to as Teeth in a Day, the unique system of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept provides our patients with a structure of a stabilized dental prosthesis through the use of dental implants. Our patients can go home the same day with a new set of teeth. The entire process, including any extractions that may be needed, can be completed in a single day. You'll go home with a fully functional set of teeth that look and feel natural, with minimal recovery time.
Dental fillings are the most common of all dental restorations. Typically, we use a composite resin as our filling of choice. Patients like it because it can be color matched to your teeth, hiding the work performed. We like it because it is moldable and the material used today is stronger and more durable than in years past. Using a composite filling material we can restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay, fractures and breakage.
We can cover an entire tooth with a dental crown if it is severely damaged, misshapen, visually appealing or weakened. Dental crowns are customized to match your tooth in size and shape, though we can also improve the original shape for a perfected look. Crowns are sometimes referred to as caps because they are a tooth shaped cap, entirely surrounding and covering the natural structure.
We can set a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge requires anchors to keep it in place, known as abutment teeth, these anchor teeth can be any combination of healthy teeth or dental implants. A dental bridge is generally thought of for replacing a single tooth, but it can actually be customized to replace multiple teeth, or even an whole arch of teeth, as long as anchors are present.
A dental implant is a device we use to replace a missing tooth root. It helps us re-establish connection with the jaw. The implant itself is a small titanium or ceramic post that we surgically embed into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, the bone will naturally grow around the threads of the implant fusing the two together, this is known as osseointegration. Once fused, the implant can be used to support a restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge or denture. The number of implants needed to stabilize the prosthesis will depend on the prosthesis being used and if anchor teeth are available. Because of the independent connection to the jaw, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
The extraction of a tooth is the full removal of the tooth and root. In general, we categorize extractions as being either simple or surgical. We can perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline and the tooth is not weakened from disease or fracture. A simple extraction requires the use of an elevator to lift the tooth out of the socket and then forceps to pull it free. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that is impacted or is subject to breakage due to the health of the tooth. A surgical extraction often requires small cuts to be made to get access to the tooth, or requires us to quarter the tooth and remove it in pieces. We don’t take extractions lightly, it is performed to improve the health and wellbeing of the mouth, if other options are available, we will promote that idea first
Root canal therapy is the therapeutic treatment of the inner pulp portion of a tooth after it has become infected. Infection inside a tooth can not heal on its own, the disease will spread to the “pulpy” center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues causing pain. This infection can then spread through tiny chambers between the teeth infecting neighboring teeth as well. A root canal is the removal of the infected material. We then clean the canal and fill it with a rubber material that should help prevent further infection. Following your root canal procedure, oftentimes, a dental crown is needed to provide additional strength to the weakened tooth.
A dental crown is a full cap that surrounds and encases the entire tooth, a dental inlay or onlay is sometimes referred to as a partial crown, or ¾ crown. They are made with the same material, but customized to fit just the unhealthy or fractured portion of the tooth. An inlay is used to set in the biting surface of the tooth. An onlay is used to cover an outer portion of a tooth.
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