Camino Family Dentistry

 

#451 W El Camino Real, Mountain view, CA 94040 Phone: (650) 938 9002

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  Implants      Crowns and Bridges
Dental implants provide a durable and natural looking alternative to conventional dentures, partials, or fixed bridges. Regardless of the nature of your tooth loss, Dental implants may provide a simple remedy with long term results.

Benefits of Dental Implants
After decades of research, dental implants are the best solution to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth. Dramatically improve your smile, the shape of your face, and your quality of life.

Durable as Natural Teeth - Because the implant is anchored in the bone, dental implants offer the same biting force as a natural tooth. Enjoy the foods you love!
High Success Rate - After decades of clinical research, the overall success rate for dental implants is around 95%.
Long-term Solution - Unlike dentures and dental bridges that may need to be replaced once, twice or three times, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Anchor for Bridge or Denture - Smile, eat and speak with confidence! No more embarrassing slips or clicks. Dental devices secured to dental implants can be easily removed for cleaning and re-attached. Enjoy your life with confidence!
Preserves Healthy Teeth - Neighboring teeth aren't harmed or altered to support dental implants, unlike the necessary shaving of neighboring teeth to anchor a bridge.
Easy to Maintain - Dental implants can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth.
   Crowns
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
Restore a fractured tooth
Attach a bridge
Cover a dental implant
Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment


Bridges​​​​​
​​​​​ A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
 
  Root Canal      Veneers
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.    Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks.
Although dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create bright, white smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits of veneers include durability, an improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to crowns.