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Rehabilitive Dentistry

Restoring your natural smile

It is rare that anyone has picture perfect natural teeth. Rehabilitative dentistry aims at achieving something that we expect nature to provide: jaw structures that match and work in harmony.

For many of us, reconstructive treatment begins at an early age with braces. Creating or recreating a great smile takes on more importance as we reach adulthood. Bite problems, if not corrected in our developmental years usually show their destructiveness in adulthood.  Signs of trauma may be noticed by receding gum lines, hot or cold sensitivity, uneven tooth wear, loose teeth, cracked teeth, headaches, or popping joints.

Rehabilitative dentistry utilizes all disciplines of dentistry to restore teeth to optimum form, function, and aesthetics. When an unhealthy issue is found, our goal is to uncover the cause of the problem before we attempt to correct it. This approach makes Sip Signature Dentistry truly unique. Very often, bit problems are minor and require only slight adjustments.  These little changes allow for longer lasting and more aesthetic dentistry.

Bite Guard (Occlusal Splint Therapy)
A bite guard is a dental appliance used to protect teeth of TMJ patients from the harmful effects of tooth grinding. The appliance is made of a soft material that fits comfortably over the bottom teeth and helps to reposition the jaw and relax the jaw muscles. A Bite Guard is one effective treatment method for patients who suffer from TMJ.

Bridges are used to fill the gaps created by missing teeth. Bridges are permanently attached by bonding to a dental crown. Bridges improve functionality, appearance, and overall dental health for patients who are missing teeth.

Crowns can restore a damaged tooth to its natural strength, size, shape, and functionality. Sip Signature Dentistry offers CEREC Single Visit Crowns which use sophisticated 3D imaging software and tools to restore teeth quickly and effectively within a single visit. This technology will save you time and preserve more of your original tooth with convenience and comfort!

Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to provide the stable foundation needed for long-lasting, natural looking artificial teeth. Dental implants offer benefits beyond traditional bridges and dentures. With a dental implant, patients experience increased comfort, strength, minimized bone deterioration, and the confidence of a more natural appearing smile. If you have missing teeth and are still using a traditional partial or denture that is no longer comfortable you may be a candidate for dental implants.

Perfect your smile by improving the shape and alignment of your teeth with porcelain veneers. These durable, custom made laminates are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth, changing their color, shape, and eliminating gaps and other flaws.  Porcelain veneers can quickly and dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain or composite Inlays and Onlays can be used to restore teeth where damage is not substantial enough to require an entire crown. Inlays and Onlays provide a durable and attractive option for restoring teeth to their natural appearance.

Headache Relief
More than 80% of all headaches are related to overworked muscles in the head/neck area. The vast majority can be easily treated with an appliance that serves to relax muscles and stabilize the Jaw joint.  Recent findings have also suggested that muscle inflammation may indirectly lead to migraines.  The goal of therapy is to seek relief of symptoms without the use of medications.

Dental Equilibration
It is important that when you bite, your teeth come together in the correct way so you avoid jaw pain and protect your teeth. Dental equilibration is a technique used to adjust your bite. The process begins with an evaluation of your mouth and biting pattern. Then the dentist will carefully reshapy the tooth enamel until the desired result is achieved.

Gum Disease Treatment
Healthy gums are a must for a healthy smile. The FDA estimates that 75% Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease.  Our goal is to diagnosing and begin treatment as early as possible to avoid future progression of gum disease.

TMJ Therapy
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) is a common condition that affects the jaw joint and function. If left untreated, TMJ can cause jaw pain, jaw joint deterioration and headaches. Dr. Sip can effectively evaluate, diagnose the cause of your TMJ, and prescribe program to relieve pain and correct the problem. 
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