When the passage of time, injury, or disease has been unkind to your smile, you need relief and rejuvenation. You need restorative dentistry from Dr. Duncan. Using the most advanced technology and techniques – like implants, implant-supported dentures, crowns, bridges, and more – Dr. Duncan gives you back pain-free function and beautiful form. You can start the healing process by making your appointment today!
When a person loses his or her teeth, the supportive structures of the mouth and jaw shrink away, losing form and strength. Often, the individual is left feeling self conscious, and often, they will look years older than their actual age. Dentures can give you an opportunity to live a normal life. Retain your ability to speak and to eat more naturally with lifelike, wonderfully-fitting dentures from Dr. Duncan.
When injury or disease causes the loss of several teeth in a row, a partial denture can restore those teeth and prevent the shrinking away of the supportive structures beneath those teeth. Dr. Duncan’s partial dentures are artistically created to look natural and to feel great, restoring function to that part of your mouth.
Implants (Not Placement)
Through the years, even “permanent” dental work requires some attention. Your mouth goes through slight changes over time, and your teeth can shift slightly, altering the way they function. Or, the unexpected can happen, resulting in dental work that needs to be repaired. If you have dental implants that need attention, you have come to the right place. Dr. Duncan gives you access to the tools and techniques necessary to make your implants look new and natural again. Ask us how!
Sometimes, a dental filling would be inadequate for rebuilding the structure of your tooth; you may need a porcelain inlay or onlay. Porcelain inlays and onlays are custom-milled to match your tooth’s size, shape, and color. Dr. Duncan prepares your tooth and then places the inlay or onlay, giving you back both form and function. You won’t even notice the difference, and neither will anyone else!
The vast majority of adults and teenagers suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Many don’t even show symptoms until the disease gets fairly advanced. However, with proper preventive care, cases of periodontal disease can be avoided. This care begins by recognizing the signs of gum disease in children and by beginning treatment or preventive care while the child is still young. We want to develop great adult dental patients.
You can look for some of the signs of periodontal infection in your child on your own. These signs include: persistent bad breath; bleeding or tender gums while brushing or flossing; or, a change in the shape or color of your child’s gumline. Dr. Duncan and her team will perform a much more in-depth assessment of your child’s gums, including digital radiographs (X-rays) and exact measurements (to the millimeter) of your child’s gum tissue. After our assessment, we will share our findings with you and will discuss any recommended treatment.
If your child already has his or her adult teeth, our team member Angie will provide him or her with the periodontal therapy that matches their dental development. In many cases, your child will realize a reversal of the periodontal disease following this treatment.
A root canal is required when the entire pulp in a permanent tooth is affected. During this treatment, the diseased pulp tissue is completely removed from both the crown and the root. The canals are cleansed and disinfected. Then, a final restoration is placed to protect your child’s remaining natural tooth structure. If a root canal is performed on one of your child’s permanent teeth, the treatment is completed with the placement of a lifelike crown.
When you lose a permanent tooth, it alters the form and function of your entire smile. The gap can be painfully obvious, causing you to feel self-conscious about the way you look. Plus, the lack of a tooth in that area of your mouth can allow the neighboring teeth to shift, causing gaps and crooked teeth elsewhere in your smile. A porcelain bridge uses the teeth on either side of the gap as the supportive structure for a new, lifelike porcelain restoration. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Duncan creates natural looking crowns for the neighboring teeth. Between these crowns, she positions the restoration. The end result looks and feels completely natural and you’ll care for your restoration with simple brushing and flossing. You will love seeing your smile complete and bright once again!
There are many elements that make up a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Chief among them is the size, shape, and color of each individual tooth. When even a single tooth appears damaged or discolored, your whole smile suffers. Give your smile aesthetic, functional healing with porcelain crowns from Dr. Duncan! A porcelain crown is custom created to match the unique size, shape, and color of your current teeth. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Duncan places the crown over your existing, natural tooth structure. The results will look completely lifelike and will feel great! You can replace one or more teeth with durable, long-lasting crowns.
I always get the best service and care that I need every time I visit Dr. Duncan’s office. She and her team are amazing. Hands down the BEST dental experience I’ve ever had! 😃