Advanced Dental Restorations for Bay Lakes' Toughest Dental Challenges
Whether you've coped with dental problems for years, have recently lost a tooth or are experiencing chronic jaw pain, Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC is highly qualified to restore your dental health and give you back your smile.
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We provide a range of state-of-the art treatment options to meet your needs, lifestyle and budget, with an emphasis on difficult or complex problems.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have lost all your teeth in your upper or lower jaw, your treatment options for full mouth reconstruction include dental implants or traditional dentures.
While implants are the state-of-the-art option for missing teeth, if you prefer a non-surgical and relatively quick solution and have at least one healthy tooth on either side of the gap formed by the missing teeth, a bridge provides a good fixed alternative.
With a bridge, the artificial tooth is held in place above the gum line by attaching it to crowns cemented onto the permanent teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made with several artificial teeth as well. When the adjacent teeth are not looking their best, a bridge will enhance their appearance as well.
Damaged, Fractured, Misshapen or Discolored Teeth
Multiple crowns can be used to cap teeth with large fillings, that have had a root canal or are in need of repair. In some cases, veneers may be an effective solution. For more information, see Cosmetic Dentistry.
Treatment for Congenital or Developmental Mouth Defects
Many patients are missing certain teeth because they never developed or may be misshapen. Others have teeth with poorly developed tooth structure throughout their mouths. Dr. Lasnoski or Dr. Hallas will determine the best way to replace and/or restore these teeth to proper form and function, creating restorations that are indistinguishable from the natural teeth. See our Dental Implants, Denture Solutions or Cosmetic Dentistry pages for more information.
Many cleft lip and palate patients exhibit missing teeth in the area of the clef. If this is your issue, we can help you. Additionally, while most cleft palates are now successfully closed surgically, if you require an obturator to close the palatal defect, we can fabricate an obturator that will improve your speech and swallowing.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
If you have painful symptoms including headaches, pain in the joint or muscles you use to chew, and limited movement of your lower jaw, you may have TMJ Disorder. The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible (lower jaw bone) to your skull. After evaluating your situation, Dr. Lasnoski or Dr. Hallas may recommend a night guard to treat the pain and protect your teeth.