A lifetime of wear can leave any smiling looking less than its best. Cracked, chipped or broken teeth can cause serious long-term oral health problems if not treated immediately. At the downtown Portland dentist office of Dr. Bajuscak, the doctor and his team offer a variety of restorative dental care options that can help repair damaged teeth and return your oral health back to normal.
At City Dental we only use composite (tooth colored) dental fillings to help repair the damage done by decay to a patient’s teeth. Unlike metal, amalgam fillings that stand out, composite fillings are made from highly durable resin that blends seamlessly with a tooth’s natural color. Composite fillings can be used in the repair of both front and back teeth, and make a great choice for patients looking for a more natural smile. Composite fillings offer the same resilience and strength as natural tooth enamel, without the risks associated with metal fillings.
Amalgam fillings – more commonly referred to as metal filling – have been used by dentists for decades. While amalgam fillings carry the reputation as both safe and effective at repairing teeth from the damaged caused by decay, they are a less attractive option with many disadvantages.
Over time, the edges of silver fillings can cause stains to develop on the surface of your teeth and gums. The metal in silver fillings can also expand and contract during normal wear, which can cause cracks in to develop in your teeth. While amalgam fillings can restore function to your teeth, they can also weaken or break, which will increase your risk of additional decay and of fracturing your tooth. That’s why at City Dental, Dr. Bajuscak has decided to only use composite fillings to repair patients’ teeth. Your oral health matter, and you deserve a downtown Portland dentist who has your long-term health in mind.
Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices used to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, dental crowns are also used to improve the tooth’s shape, appearance, or alignment. Crowns can also be placed atop a dental implant to provide a tooth-like shape and function. Dr. Bajuscak can repair a patient’s smile using porcelain or synthetic crowns that match the color of existing teeth to provide a seamless, natural appearance.
Crowns are often used to protect weak teeth from fracturing, repair fractured teeth, attach a bridge, cover a dental implant, cover discolored to misshapen teeth, or cover teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bajuscak to determine whether dental crowns are right for you.
Similar to crowns, dental bridges are also fixed prosthetic devices usually recommended for patients missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth will eventually cause remaining teeth to shift or rotate out of position, leading to further oral health problems in the future. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also increase a patient’s risk of developing gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth, dental bridges span the space of missing teeth. Dr. Bajuscak will use the natural teeth or implants located next to the gap to hold the bridge into position, thereby eliminating the existing gap. Your smile will once again have the natural appearance and function like it did before. Don’t wait to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule a consultation today with downtown Portland dentist Dr. Jason Bajuscak to find out how a dental bridge can restore the confidence in your smile.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue. At City Dental, we offer both partial and full dentures. Full dentures are used for patients who have no remaining natural teeth, while partial dentures are used for patients that some natural teeth remaining. Our custom fitted dentures offer patients the opportunity to repair their smile and resume daily habits like eating without worry. Schedule an appointment with our convenient down town Portland office for a denture consultation today!