If you have damaged one or more teeth, or if you need teeth replaced, it is important that the restorations be esthetically pleasing, as well as designed for optimal dental health. To this end, Dr. Allen Levesque offers his Ventura and Oxnard area patients state-of-the-art restorative technology, encompassing dental implants, dentures, and more.
Available at the Ventura practice of Dr. Allen Levesque, dental implants are the most permanent and secure method of replacing missing teeth, because they are attached with anchors that are integrated into the bone of the jaw. After you receive the posts from an oral surgeon in the Oxnard or Ventura area, Dr. Levesque will complete the dental implants by fitting an artificial tooth on the support post.
To be considered as a good candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone mass in your jaw and be generally healthy enough to undergo surgery. If you live in Oxnard and would like to learn more about dental implants, contact The Smile Shapers today for a consultation with Dr. Levesque.
If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, Oxnard dentist Allen Levesque may suggest partial dentures to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are usually removable, attached with clasps to surrounding natural teeth. In addition to aiding in chewing and speaking, our Ventura, Santa Paula, and Oxnard patients find that partial dentures improve their appearances by preventing sagging in the lips and cheeks.
Full dentures, designed to restore smiles to people who are missing all their teeth, are far more fitted and comfortable than dentures of the past. Because they are precisely molded to fit over your gums, a high-quality set of dentures will remain firmly in place, allowing for effortless chewing and attractive retention of facial feature alignment. If you are an Oxnard area resident and would like to know more about dentures, contact the cosmetic dentistry office of The Smile Shapers today.
One way to easily and quickly restore teeth that are cracked, misaligned, or stained is to repair them with dental bonding. During this procedure, Dr. Levesque paints a thin layer of tooth-colored resin over the damaged teeth, which is shaped to create a more pleasing appearance. If small imperfections in your teeth are keeping you from looking your very best, dental bonding may be the right option for you.
Dental Crowns (Caps)
Crowns serve to completely cover a damaged or badly discolored tooth. Custom-created to fit perfectly over your existing tooth, crowns can be made from either an aesthetically pleasing porcelain material, or from a more traditional metal base that is then covered in porcelain. Dr. Levesque can help you to decide which type of crown is right for you.
The major benefit of having a crown applied to a tooth is that the tooth is made much stronger and impervious to decay. To learn more about what crowns can do to improve your smile, contact The Smile Shapers today.
Dr. Levesque believes in always offering treatment options to his patients. Dental bridges, used to span the gap made by a missing tooth, are no exception. During your consultation, he can explain the difference between traditional bridges, made of porcelain and metal, and the newer metal-free bridges. Both are durable and have different benefits.
Used to replace a missing tooth, a bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is attached to natural teeth with porcelain crowns. After the bridge is placed in your mouth, you will find that speaking, chewing, and biting are all much easier.