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. Our Cooper Moss dental team changes lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!
Guided Implant Placement
At Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Joseph Moss places implants through the process of guided implant surgery. Dr. Moss has extensive training and experience in this process. First, he takes a three dimensional image with our Galileo 3D CBCT imaging system. This image allows Dr. Moss to see the bone and structures surrounding the implant site. Using advanced dental software, a “virtual” crown is created to help determine the best implant position. Dr. Moss then “virtually” places the implant, making sure it is securely within the bone and avoiding both sinuses and nerves.
The digital information is then used to create a custom surgical guide that allows Dr. Moss to actually place the implant with the highest possible degree of precision. Not only is this method of dental implant placement significantly more precise than older methods, but also it allows for a more conservative surgical approach resulting in faster healing and a significant reduction in post-operative discomfort and swelling. If you have more questions about this process, please call us at 360-357-8075.
Dental Implant Restorations
At Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry, we utilize dental implant restorations as a highly effective method for replacing a single tooth or up to an entire set of missing teeth. Dental implant restorations begin with the surgical placement of dental plants at the necessary sites. Once the bone has healed around the dental implants, they serve as a new solid support for the dental restorations. At Cooper Moss, any of our dentists will provide customized dental implant restorations and will help you determine the best type of restorations to fit your unique needs. Dental implant restorations offer more function and permanence than traditional dentures or bridges.
When a decayed tooth can be fully restored with a filling, the dentists at Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry recommend using a tooth-colored composite resin material. This material has significant advantages over other filling materials by allowing the patient to retain more of his or her natural tooth structure and strength. Additionally, the adhesive bond between the composite and the tooth decreases the opportunity for future decay, and the healthy appearance of the tooth is retained because composite resins can be matched to the tooth’s natural color. Composite fillings are also mercury-free.
Partial and Full Crowns
The following dental conditions will generally necessitate restoring a tooth with a partial or full crown: 1) the tooth has become more than 50% decayed; 2) the tooth has been previously restored and has recurrent decay; 3) a symptomatic crack has occurred or a portion of the tooth has broken off; or, 4) a root canal treatment has been performed on the tooth. A partial or full crown restores the structural integrity of the tooth by replacing the compromised portion.
If you have a tooth that is discolored, malformed, or malpositioned, you may want to choose a cosmetic crown to enhance the appearance of your smile.
At Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry we utilize a full range of materials and methods for construction of partial and full crowns. The materials and methods we use depend upon the unique functional needs and aesthetic desires of our patients.
Partial, all-ceramic crowns are completed in a single appointment utilizing our in-house CEREC technology. We partner with local licensed dental laboratories to produce full crowns which can be all ceramic, all metal, or a combination of both. Our digital impressioning techniques allow our patients to avoid traditional putty impressions, obtaining a more accurate result.
When patients are missing one or more teeth, replacement of the missing tooth or teeth can be accomplished with a fixed bridge which is cemented to the neighboring teeth, or with a removable bridge, also referred to as a partial denture. Bridge reconstructions of either type rely upon the neighboring teeth for support.
Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry works with local licensed dental laboratories to produce fixed or removable bridges consistent with our patients’ functional needs and desires. A treatment planning consultation with one of our dentists is the best way for you to determine if a bridge is the best option for you.