Dental implants are an innovative way to permanently and securely replace missing teeth naturally and securely without the need for removable dentures or bridges. Dental implants are composed of two parts, the implant and the crown. The implant portion is surgically embedded into the jawbone and the bone and tissue surrounding it are allowed to heal over a period of three to six months. After the bone has fully healed, the crown is placed atop the titanium implant to replace the missing tooth. A local oral surgeon working in conjunction with Dr. Simmons performs the implantation surgery, while Dr. Simmons designs the cosmetic crowns and attaches them to the titanium implant. He can even replace or repair damaged crowns placed by another dentist.
Not only do implants provide the most aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth, they also allow patients to regain much of the control and independence they had with their natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures or partials, dental implants permit patients to speak clearly and eat any type of food. View some of the outstanding restorations that Dr. Simmons has performed using dental implants in our photo gallery.
Porcelain Ceramic Crowns
Dr. Simmons offers all-porcelain crowns, or “caps” as they are often called, for patients with teeth that are badly damaged or decayed beyond the point of repair through traditional filling methods.
We use the revolutionary CEREC® system to provide natural looking porcelain crowns or onlays. These ceramic restorations are created while you wait, eliminating the need for a second visit. Using these all porcelain crowns, you will see no dark lines along the gum line. Results are flawless and natural, resembling a perfect, healthy tooth. Crowns can also be used for strictly cosmetic purposes, such as to restore badly stained or misshapen teeth. Contact us today for more information about porcelain crowns.
View some of the outstanding smiles created by Dr. Simmons with porcelain ceramic crowns in our photo gallery.