Dental Services You May Need

By Healthwest Dental Associates
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Understanding the different types of dental services your dentist provides may seem overwhelming. However, learning about some of restorative dentistrythe most common dental procedures can help you work with your dentist to find the best treatment for you. Among these common procedures are porcelain dental restorations, an important facet of modern dentistry. Find out more about porcelain dental restorations and what they can do for you with Dr. Paul Hufham and Dr. Bayne Heersink at Healthwest Dental Associates in Dothan, AL.

Dental Services You May Need in Dothan

Dental Implants
Dental implants are a powerful, permanent procedure and replace your missing teeth. In use for many years, the technology behind dental implants has made great strides in the last several years, becoming less invasive and more widely available and popular than ever. The implant itself is a biocompatible, titanium post which resembles a screw. Your dentist places the implant below the gum line, directly into the jawbone in which your tooth used to sit. This process replaces the tooth’s root, while a dental prosthetic made from porcelain fits over the implant to replace the tooth itself. Implants require that patients be in good dental and general health.

Dental Veneers 
Dental veneers are a super-thin covering which fits onto the surface of your tooth or teeth. Veneers can drastically change your smile’s appearance of subtly transform only a few teeth. Made in a dental laboratory, dental veneers are customized to your mouth tooth by tooth. This ensures a secure bond between the veneer and your tooth and a natural look. Veneers repair many issues, such as chips, cracks, uneven teeth, discolored or yellowed teeth, and even small misalignments, overcrowded areas, and gaps.

Dental Crowns 
Dental crowns are an important porcelain dental restoration which achieves many goals within the dental world. Crowns fit over a tooth and surround it completely above the gum line. Often, dentists use dental crowns after root canal therapy to stabilize the tooth against future damage. However, crowns can also hold a dental bridge in place, support a tooth after a large filling, cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

For more information on these procedures and more, please contact Dr. Paul Hufham and Dr. Bayne Heersink at Healthwest Dental Associates in Dothan, AL. Call (334) 702-1101 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!