When a patient is missing one or more teeth but may not be a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, Dr. Rykiss can use a porcelain restoration to literally bridge the gap between teeth. A dental bridge from our restorative dentistry team is a replacement tooth crafted of the finest porcelain, and held into place with crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the open space. Not only do porcelain dental bridges complete the appearance of a patient’s smile, they serve an important function by preventing surrounding teeth from shifting position, and they help protect against bacteria and decay that can inhabit the place where a tooth used to be. The latest in dental technology affords patients the ability to receive a crown and bridge in a day. Using the CEREC restoration machine we can quickly and accurately make you perfectly functional, aesthetic tooth replacements that have you smiling in one quick visit.
Dental crowns, also referred to as ‘caps’, are an effective way to restore teeth that are damaged, chipped, or cracked. Dr. Rykiss and his team also use porcelain dental crowns to seal and protect teeth that have been depleted by infection or that have undergone endodontic treatment in the form of a root canal. Unlike porcelain veneers, which only cover the front surface of a tooth, porcelain dental crowns are designed to encompass the entire tooth, offering peerless protection and a beautiful esthetic effect. Dr. Rykiss and his Linden Market Dental Centre team only use crowns made of the finest porcelain, and utilize CEREC crowns-in-a-day technology to ensure that our Winnipeg-area patients receive restorations of the very finest quality.
Dental implants are the one of the most popular treatments for patients with one or more missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges, dental implants are the only procedure which effectively prevents jaw bone loss. Jaw bone loss occurs after a tooth is lost and can result in the sagging facial appearance you may have seen in tooth loss patients. Aside from the self-conscious feelings that arise as a result of having missing teeth, tooth loss can cause malnutrition and other oral health problems. Dr. Rykiss and the Linden Market Dental Centre team can help you to restore your function and appearance with a dental implant procedure in our Winnipeg office.
Modern dentures from Linden Market Dental Centre are custom crafted and are a vast improvement over the inconvenient and ill-fitting dentures of the past. Many of Dr. Rykiss’ dentures patients comment that they have never had a better-fitting pair of dentures, which means more ease when speaking and chewing, as well as a natural-looking smile that will stay fresh and bright for years to come with proper maintenance. Dr. Rykiss and his team offer both full and partial dentures, so our Winnipeg-area patients can find the right restorative dentistry solution to suit their needs.
When a dental crown is not needed to restore a tooth, a less invasive procedure can be used utilizing either an inlay or onlay. Inlays are the material that is bonded within the center of the tooth and an onlay is where the restoration requires treatment that covers the entire biting surface. Inlays and onlays are used to repair tooth decay or structural damage. The benefits of these treatments are that they provide a superior fit to traditional fillings and do not discolor over time. Because they preserve more healthy tooth than dental crowns they are an easier full coverage restoration that is also great at strengthening a damaged tooth and sealing out bacteria. We utilize CEREC technology to fabricate these inlays or onlays in one simple appointment.