Mayatte Family Dentistry offers several resortative services within their practice according to your particular needs and tastes:

  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Crowns

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and replaced into your mouth as you need. There are full and partial dentures available at MFD. Full dentures are used when all your teeth have been removed and there are two types available: Conventional and Immediate. Conventional dentures are done after all teeth have been removed and the gums have completely healed from extractions. With these dentures you may be without teeth for a few months. Immediate dentures are fitted before your teeth are removed, allowing for you to wear immediately after extraction. Some re-fitting may be required as your gums and jaw heal. Partial dentures are a removable device similar to a bridge. Dentures take several months to become used to and you may speak funny and chewing may be a little uncomfortable, but don’t worry you will become used to them and soon will not even remember you have dentures!

Dental bridges are a great way to replace a missing tooth. A bridge works by using your existing teeth to create an actual bridge to cross the area of the missing tooth. Your natural teeth will be used to create a base for your permanent bridge. While your permanent bridge is being made, a temporary bridge can be placed so that you do not have to show that you are missing a tooth. Once your permanent bridge is in place it may take a few days to become used to it, but soon you will forget you even have one, since it will look and feel like your natural tooth!

Over time our teeth become weak and possibly decayed. It is not necessary to live with unsightly teeth however, because a dentist is able to cover these issues with what is known as a crown. A crown can be made of porcelain, a porcelain-metal mix, or solid gold. A crown made of porcelain most closely resembles a real tooth. The process of having a crown placed will take 2-3 visits to Mayatte Family Dentistry. Your tooth will be filed down and a mold of your tooth will be made by our dentist. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is created. Crowns are very durable and will usually last up to 15 years.