Regain Your Best Smile with Advanced Restorative Treatment in Lincoln, NE
Pursuing the restorative treatment you need to correct decayed, damaged, or missing teeth can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be with focused, quality support from Dr. Jennifer Reed and her well-equipped staff at Smile Specialties. As a certified prosthodontist, Dr. Reed excels at restoring dental structure that is in any way lacking, and she can create reliable results that are highly functional, aesthetically pleasing, and built to stand the test of time. Contact our Lincoln, NE office today if you’d like to schedule your initial consultation, or if you have any questions we can answer for you.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a valuable cornerstone of restorative care because of their versatility. Dr. Reed is likely to recommend them when one or more teeth have suffered extensive damage in the form of advanced decay, structural injuries, gradual deterioration, and cosmetic imperfections. This individual restoration is designed to cover the entire surface of a single tooth, preserving the remaining natural structure underneath while restoring its natural look and function.
Dental crowns are also regularly used in conjunction with dental bridges, which are fixed (non-removable) prosthetics that can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth in a row. Adjacent healthy teeth on either side of the gap are altered in order to fit the crowns, which serve as “anchors” that attach the bridge in place. In order to better preserve patients’ oral health, Dr. Reed is likely to recommend an implant-retained bridge that creates the same reliable results without requiring nearby teeth to be involved.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been relied on by those struggling with extensive tooth loss for hundreds of years, and patients can trust in our Lincoln team’s ability to create a fully customized, comfortable, and modern prosthetic that serves them well. Complete dentures are designed to replicate an entire arch of missing teeth atop an acrylic base that mimics gum tissue, while partial dentures replace certain teeth along the arch with the help of strategically placed clasps and brackets. Both traditional models are removable for convenient cleaning and separate storage during rest.
Dental implants can greatly improve the stability and effectiveness of dentures for many patients, and Dr. Reed’s extensive prosthodontic training allows her to combine the two for outstanding results. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation here in Lincoln, NE.
Today, tooth-colored fillings have surpassed the traditional amalgam model for treating cavities. The aesthetic quality is superior, as the composite resin Dr. Reed uses is precisely shaded to match the patient’s natural enamel. Additionally, the lack of metals means that the new filling is less sensitive to changes in temperature, resulting in more overall comfort. Our team is also capable of preserving more of your remaining natural tooth and strengthening what remains for longer-lasting improvements. With the right amount of home care and professional maintenance, tooth-colored fillings can last for many years.
Our team will make every effort to help you prevent the loss of natural teeth, but there are certain circumstances where extraction may be the only option, such as restoring advanced decay or for traumatic injuries that can’t be treated through normal restorative care. Patients can rest assured that Dr. Reed will handle the procedure as comfortably as possible, and if needed, she will also start working with you right away on a suitable replacement, such as dental implants or a custom bridge.
Not every dental concern can be solved by a single service. If your needs are more complex, trusting the rehabilitation of your smile in the hands of a general dentist may not be the right choice. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Reed specializes in the diagnosis and replacement of damaged or missing teeth, and she will work closely with you in order to devise the ideal full mouth reconstruction plan that addresses your current situation comprehensively and leaves your smile complete, healthy, and functioning once more.
Every full mouth reconstruction plan is different, and our team will be sure to take the time to arrange your chosen services in a way that benefits your schedule and budget. Dr. Reed may recommend the following services: