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Restorative Procedures
A fixed dental bridge is typically used to help create a normal bite when one or more teeth are missing. A bridge can also help prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent shifting of other teeth, and slow the onset of periodontal disease. Bridges are usually made of gold or porcelain-faced gold and composed of abutments (sound teeth on either side acting as supports), and the span (a metal frame attached to the abutments with artificial teeth attached to it).

A crown is a restoration procedure that covers an existing tooth to preserve the functionality of a damaged tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be used to protect a weak tooth from fracturing, support a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining, or used to create the support for a bridge. A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy will require a crown to provide strength and support to the tooth. Bayview Dental Associates uses crown materials that will provide the longest lasting benefits for you, our patients.

Dental implants are an effective and durable replacement for teeth that have been missing since birth or have been lost due to gum disease, infection, trauma, or decay. With implants, patients no longer experience the slipping, moving, and irritation of dentures because dental implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. Implants are composed of a metal post that is highly compatible and easily fused with the jawbone. An oral surgeon or periodontist recommended by Bayview Dental Associates performs the surgical procedure for implants. Our doctors will partner with your surgeon to follow your treatment to the restorative phase.

Patients who have several teeth missing or are left with no remaining teeth due to disease, decay, or trauma, often turn to dentures. Partial dentures can be used if there is an indication of some serviceable teeth present for support in conjunction with the gums and jawbone. A partial denture is removable and provides form and function for those with missing teeth. If there is no support structure, then full dentures are recommended to maintain a proper bite, to chew properly, and to prevent a sagging facial expression. The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional and are similar in appearance to natural teeth.

Emergency Services
Our automated phone system makes Bayview Dental Associates available 24 hours a day. For any dental emergency that may arise outside of regular business hours you can call 207-846-0979 and leave your name, telephone number, and a brief message as to the nature of your dental problem. One of the Bayview Dentists will respond to your call as soon as possible.

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