Restorative Solutions

Using the highest quality materials and the most advanced techniques, Dr. Christopher Clark can help you restore and repair teeth that have become damaged or worn down, as well as replace missing teeth with natural-looking results. Whether you need a full mouth restoration or if you are considering replacing a tooth with a dental implant, we can help you achieve a stronger, healthier smile.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can replace missing teeth permanently, resulting in a very natural appearance and improved oral function. Your ability to speak and eat can be affected when you are missing teeth, not to mention the effects lost teeth can have on the look of your smile. A large gap along your gums can also lead to shifting and movement of surrounding teeth, or other dental issues. Dental implants are designed to become a permanent part of your mouth just like your natural teeth. This makes the additional maintenance and other issues found with traditional dentures unnecessary – daily brushing and flossing is sufficient. Dental implants can also be used for anchored denture procedures, enhancing the strength and stability of dentures and reducing the chances of slippage along the gums.

Oak Grove Dental is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality treatments. Dr. Christopher Clark works with some of the best labs and lab technicians in the country, as well as carefully selected periodontists and oral surgeons. Dr. Clark provides beautiful dental implant restorations as the finishing touch for your procedure. These custom-made crowns are designed for the best possible fit and appearance over your dental implant, enhancing your smile with often permanent results!

The Dental Implant Process

Once Dr. Clark has determined that you are a candidate for dental implants, the implant (composed of a titanium post) will be placed by an experienced periodontist or oral surgeon. If your jawbone is not strong enough to support dental implants, Dr. Clark can recommend an appropriate alternative, such as dental bridges and crowns.

Once the dental implant has been placed below the gumline, it will take a few months for it to fuse with the jawbone. During the fusion process, a temporary crown can be placed on top of the implant. As the titanium post and the bone bond together, the implant acts like a strong tooth root. After fusion is complete, Dr. Clark will attach a customized permanent crown. The crown will be made by one of the renowned dental labs that we utilize to craft our restorations.

Since dental implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth, they typically have permanent results. In fact, they are made to result in such a natural appearance and comfortable fit, you may have trouble distinguishing the implant from your original teeth!

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If you are considering missing teeth replacement and alternatives to dentures, dental implants may be right for you. Please contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clark.

Full Mouth Restoration

Do you have chipped, cracked, worn down, or missing teeth? Do these imperfections impact your daily life or self confidence? If so, a full mouth restoration might be right for you. Dr. Christopher Clark can help restore form and function to your teeth, as well as improve the overall health of your mouth. Using a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Clark can repair damage and provide you with a new, improved smile!

Some of the procedures that can potentially be involved in a full mouth restoration might include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Anchored Dentures (Implant-Supported)
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Smile Makeover

Dr. Clark  is highly experienced with dental implant restorations. He can have precise and customized crowns created to complete your full mouth restoration. Dr. Clark works with talented periodontists and oral surgeons for dental implant procedures, which she has carefully selected. He also ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of restorative work by choosing to partner with some of the best labs in the country for fabricating restorations for his patients.

After a full mouth restoration has been completed, you can have an improved ability to eat and speak, and the overall health of your mouth can be restored. Best of all, you can have a stunning new smile to show off!

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If you feel that a full mouth restoration could help you, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clark.

Denture Replacement/Anchored Dentures

If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dentures can often be a good solution. And with dental implant anchored dentures, that solution can be even better.

With dentures, you can regain your ability to chew and eat, as well as have a full set of teeth for a beautiful smile. Dentures also provide support behind your lips and cheeks, meaning that the appearance of sunken in areas around your mouth can be remedied. However, many people experience movement and slippage along the gums as a result of dentures that do not provide the best fit. Plus, dentures often require pastes and adhesives that can be messy and inconvenient. If you already have traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures, also known as anchored dentures, can offer a more comfortable and convenient alternative. Dr. Clark works with some of the most talented lab technicians in the country. All of these labs are well-known for their exceptional work, so Dr. Clark has carefully selected them as a way to make sure his patients receive the highest quality results with a natural appearance.

With anchored dentures, the possibility of your dentures shifting or moving out of place while eating or talking can be virtually eliminated. Whether you are new to dentures, or are considering upgrading from traditional dentures, Dr. Christopher Clark can help. Please feel free to contact us today if you have any questions, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Clark.

Benefits of Anchored Dentures

With implant anchored dentures, you can enjoy many benefits, such as the freedom to eat foods that were previously advised against with traditional dentures. Some other benefits include:

  • No need for pastes or adhesives
  • Less gum irritation
  • Helps reduce bone loss and wear on gums
  • Can virtually eliminate shifting and slipping along the gums
  • Less maintenance required
  • Improved chewing
  • Additional support for dentures

How They Work

Dr. Clark will take a mold of your mouth to help create a customized prosthesis for you. The upper dentures generally do not need to be anchored, as they can usually suction to the hard palate of the upper jaw. For lower dentures, implants can be placed below the gumline to create support to hold the lower denture in place when talking or eating. The implants will ultimately become a permanent part of your mouth, allowing you to easily fasten the lower denture to them when in use.

Candidates for Implant-Supported Dentures

To determine candidacy for anchored dentures, Dr. Clark will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health and jawbone density. All candidates must have adequate bone density in their jaw to support dental implants. Eligible patients are generally seeking a stronger, more effective way to hold their dentures in place. Other good candidates for anchored dentures include people who have a faulty bridge that requires replacement or is affecting bone growth.

Contact Dr. Christopher Clark

If you are missing all or most of your teeth, and think you might be a candidate for this procedure, please contact Oak Grove Dental for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Clark. We look forward to being able to help you!

Porcelain Crowns and Dental Bridges

Missing or damaged teeth can negatively affect your ability to eat, as well as the overall health and function of your jaw and mouth. Damaged or decayed teeth often need support to give them additional strength and protection. Oral health issues caused by missing teeth can often be resolved with dental bridges. These durable restorations can help improve the function and wellness of your teeth and gums. With crowns and bridges, you can also renew your confidence in the appearance of your smile.

 

Please contact us today if you have questions about options for repairing damaged or missing teeth, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Clark.

Porcelain Crowns

If you have teeth that are decayed, chipped, or cracked, they can become very sensitive and often painful, not to mention making eating or drinking a difficult task. With porcelain crowns, these teeth are protected and strengthened. In order to custom-make these crowns to fit snugly over your existing tooth or teeth, Dr. Clark will first take a mold of the affected area, allowing him to make a cast of your teeth. The cast will be sent to the lab so your crown or crowns can be fabricated specifically for you. Dr. Clark works with some of the best laboratories in the country, in an effort to provide our patients with the best possible quality restorations. The laboratory will color match the material so your crowns can blend in naturally. Depending on the condition of your teeth, Dr. Clark may be able to provide you with temporary crowns to wear until the permanent crowns are completed.  The permanent crowns are made of a strong porcelain material and are bonded to your teeth with a dental cement. Once attached, they are designed to provide support and an improved appearance that can last for years to come.

Dental Bridges

Much like crowns, bridges are made of a long-lasting, durable porcelain that can be color-matched to blend in with your surrounding natural teeth. A bridge is used to fill a gap where a tooth is missing, restoring your ability to eat and speak properly. The bridge is attached to two crowns, one on either side, for support. Once in place, the crowns will be bonded to your teeth, and the bridge can restore your bite, as well as help prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting and moving out of their proper placement.  Overall, your oral health can be improved, and the appearance of your smile can be enhanced with a dental bridge. They can often serve as durable, effective alternatives for patients who may not be candidates for dental implants.

Contact Oak Grove Dental

Dr. Christopher Clark is proud to provide his patients with high-quality, natural-looking crowns and bridges. For more information, or to schedule a consultation to see if these durable restorations are right for you, please contact ustoday.