Excellent Dental Restoration Services in Grand Rapids
A set of healthy teeth boosts your confidence and improves your smile. If you are looking for effective dental health solutions to revive your oral health and enhance your smile, Dr. Brian S. Nylaan and his team have the skills, passion, and technology to fulfill your wishes.
Our office uses amalgam-free restorations that protect your health and give you aesthetically pleasing results. Contact us today and begin your journey to a healthier smile.
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Full Mouth Restorative Dentistry
Dental restorations aim at repairing and replacing damaged and missing teeth. They help restore the functionality of your bite, boost your confidence, and enhance your smile. Our practice offers a wide range of restoration services to both adults and children as young as three years old. Some of our services include:
Dental Implants for a Permanently Appealing Smile
One of the most versatile restorations for tooth replacement is a dental implant as it replaces both the root and the crown, making it the most stable and reliable option. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that attaches into the jaw, and a pontic that serves to replace the tooth. Dental implants require good oral health and adequate jawbone to help support the implant.
Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- Permanence and durability
- Promoting bone health as implants stimulate the jawbone
- High success rate
- Restoring your bite force
- Preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth and preserving facial structure
The Dental Implant Process
When you come to our practice for dental implant placement, you will go through the following steps.
Planning - During your first visit, Dr. Nylaan will assess your oral situation to see if you qualify for the procedure. This includes determining if the gum tissue and bone quality are adequate for implants. We will also discuss which restorations will best meet your needs.
Preparation - Depending on the condition of your oral health, we will either schedule an appointment to place your implants or to treat preexisting conditions. We might need to treat gum disease or refer you to a talented specialist for bone grafting surgery.
Placement - We will affix the implant into the jawline with the highest precision. Whether you will need a second surgery appointment will depend on the type and number of implants you are getting.
Resting Period - After placing your implants, the next step is for your mouth to recover, which may take several weeks to a few months. During this time, the implant fuses with your jawbone for stability purposes.
Completion - After healing, attachment of the artificial teeth takes place. You can then eat, speak, and smile as you would with natural teeth.
Revive Your Smile with All-On-4 Restorations
An All-On-4 treatment fully restores your mouth when you have lost all teeth on either your upper or lower arch. Typically, the procedure uses four implants to support full dentures for a full-mouth restoration. After we attach the implants into your jawbone, we fix a complete denture with natural-looking artificial teeth on top. The All-On-4 tooth replacement is non-removable, which gives it the security lacking in removable dentures.
Top 5 Advantages of an All-On-4 Full-mouth Restoration
- Offers a full set of new teeth in one sitting
- Easy to care and maintain
- Provides a permanent solution as they are non-removable
- Improves your overall quality of life
- Prevents bone loss
Dental Fillings for a Bright Smile
Fillings help repair cavities, restore chewing ability, and protect teeth from further damage. Our practice uses composite fillings, which are amalgam-free, to give you healthy natural-looking teeth without compromising your health. We only offer amalgam-free fillings due to their numerous benefits which include:
Inlays & Onlays to Save Your Smile
Sometimes, you may have a cavity that is too big for a filling but too small for a crown. In such cases, we use inlays and onlays to repair the tooth depending on the extent of the damage. They are fabricated in a dental laboratory to fit precisely into your tooth. While inlays fit within the tooth’s cusps, onlays provide coverage for both the biting surface and the cusps. Inlays and onlays are ideal for use on molars and premolars and help preserve your natural tooth.
Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns are caps shaped exactly like your natural tooth. A crown encases a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Our practice uses porcelain crowns to repair damaged teeth as they are natural-looking and durable. Dr. Brian S. Nylaan is always ready to provide you with a new crown when you need a replacement to preserve your oral health and smile.
Why Would You Need a Crown?
A dental crown is used to:
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Repair a deep crack or fracture
- Secure a dental bridge
- Cover a worn or misshapen tooth
- Replace a missing tooth with a dental implant
Achieve Bite Stability with Fixed Bridges
When you are missing one or two consecutive teeth in a row, a dental bridge can help replace them. Dental bridges include a false tooth connected to crowns on either side of the gaps. Abutment teeth usually support the bridge. If the gap in your bite is preventing you from smiling confidently or fully using your teeth, Dr. Brian S. Nylaan can efficiently fill it with a fixed bridge for a long-lasting and reliable solution. We will also furnish you with proper care practices, so your fixed bridges can serve you for longer.
Benefits of Fixed Bridges
Missing a tooth or teeth not only prevents you from chewing and speaking properly but also causes the remaining teeth to drift. It may also lead to changes in your facial structure as the cheek next to the gap falls inwards. Having a fixed bridge comes with the following benefits:
- Replacing missing teeth to restore the mouth’s full function
- Enhancing your smile’s aesthetics
- Prevents teeth from shifting
- Maintains facial shape
Full & Partial Dentures
If you have several or all of your teeth missing, dentures may be a good replacement option. They resemble your natural teeth in color, shape, and size and can be fixed or removable. There are two types of dentures, full and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures are used when you have a few teeth remaining.
Once you get used to them, dentures can help preserve your facial structure, let you eat the food you enjoy, and give you a confident smile. You will also be able to speak clearly. Dr. Nylaan customizes dentures that not only improve the appeal of your smile but also enhance function.
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes, tooth decay or an injury can severely affect the pulp and nerves inside the tooth. When this happens, root canal therapy becomes necessary to save the remaining tooth structure. During treatment, Dr. Brian S. Nylaan removes the pulp, bacteria, nerves, and any present decay before filling the canals with medicated dental materials. He then covers the opening with a dental crown to restore the tooth to its full function.
Root canal therapy preserves as much tooth structure as possible and protects your overall oral health.
Treat Gum Disease and Restore Your Oral Health
Gum disease occurs due to poor oral hygiene, which leads to bacteria and plaque build-up resulting in infection. Other risk factors include smoking, hormonal changes, medications that reduce saliva flow, and medical conditions like diabetes. You may be suffering from gum disease if you experience consistent bad breath, swollen gums, loose teeth, bleeding, or receding gums.
Our practice offers working solutions to fight periodontal diseases so you can have healthier gums. We use three approaches depending on the extent of the damage:
Regular Hygiene Visits - For gum disease prevention, we recommend hygiene visits to our practice for a professional dental cleaning twice a year. We also advise on proper oral hygiene practices at home to prevent further complications.
Scaling and Root Planing - When gum disease advances, scaling and root planing are necessary. Scaling is cleaning above and under the gum to remove plaque, tartar, and toxins, while planing is the smoothing of the root surface. Scaling and root planing promote the healing of gums.
Perioscope Laser Treatment - This treatment uses micro ultrasonic vibrations and energized water to clean diseased roots and pockets. We use a perioscope to view root surfaces and antibiotics to disinfect the pockets and eliminate any present bacteria. The perioscope laser eliminates the need to scrape the roots manually and is highly efficient in healing the gum and bone around affected teeth. After initial cleaning and disinfection, we perform a follow-up cleaning every 3-4 months to prevent reinfection.
Get Spectacular Solutions to Your Dental Imperfections
If you or your loved ones have any issues with your teeth or need a checkup, the team at Brian S. Nylaan, D.D.S., is looking forward to helping you. We proudly serve individuals and families in Grand Rapids, Rockford, North View, and the surrounding Kent County neighborhood. Contact us today for long-lasting and effective restorations.
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