A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant is a surgical grade titanium post that is inserted directly into the jawbone. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a bridge that is custom created for you. Some of the biggest advantages of implants are that they are more similar to your natural tooth, adjacent teeth do not have to be involved in the procedure, and implants may help decrease or prevent shrinkage of your jawbone that can occur from tooth loss.
An implant restoration refers to porcelain crowns, bridges or even dentures that utilize a dental implant as their supportive structure. Utilizing CEREC® technology, Dr. Matthew Guffey creates lifelike porcelain restorations that look and function just like natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, you care for your implant restoration in much the same way as your natural teeth.
Patients that rely on dentures must deal with a unique set of challenges. Sometimes dentures fit poorly, making speaking and chewing a challenge. Dentures must be removed for cleaning, and can require the use of adhesives.
Implant supported dentures are advanced dentistry that provides a natural, permanent smile for patients that require a whole set of teeth. Natural-looking dentures that compliment your appearance are permanently anchored into place using several dental implants - which are titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. Implant supported dentures function just like your natural teeth. You no longer have to avoid certain foods or remove your teeth to clean them. Ask if implants are an option for you!
Your confidence fades and appearance transforms after tooth loss. With dentures, you can get back to your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced removable dentures to best fit you. Dr. Guffey will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made for you and helps you select the shade and shape. You walk away with great fitting dentures that look natural and give you back form and function.
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Dr. Matt Guffey takes advantage of advances in technology and modern techniques that make root canal procedures less painful and more effective while taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth - the pulp - when it has become infected and inflamed. Dr. Guffey gently cleanse and remove the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or in some cases, a crown. You can experience relief from the pain and discomfort you may be feeling because of damage to a tooth, and root canal treatment is more comfortable than ever before!