In the last two decades, dental implants have completely changed the way that dentists treat missing teeth. Dr. John Striebel will place these small titanium posts in your jawbone. Your bone and gums will heal around the titanium as if it were natural tissue. Then your dentist can attach an individually designed crown, bridge, or denture. Implants have a 98 percent success rate. The placement surgery is nearly risk-free, and with proper care, your implants can last the rest of your life.
Crowns are tooth-shaped dental restorations that are placed on top of damaged teeth. Once in place, crowns can strengthen teeth, cover large fillings, and conceal cosmetic flaws. We use the latest materials to provide durable, lifelike restorations that match your smile. Porcelain and zirconia are very strong, so even patients who clench and grind their teeth make good candidates. For best results, Dr. Striebel partners with a top dental lab. In about five days, their ceramists will craft a restoration that is a near-perfect match to your natural teeth. We also offer same-day restorations to eligible patients.
In many cases, we can provide one-visit restorations using our advanced CEREC® system. Dr. Striebel will take digital impressions of your teeth and upload them to our in-office milling machine. The device can then fabricate a custom restoration, usually in 20 minutes or less. Dr. Striebel can attach CEREC® crowns completely above your gum line, reducing the risk of infection and inflammation. In addition, the restoration will be virtually identical to your natural tooth.
Modern dentures are more durable, secure, and lifelike than you may have ever dreamed possible. Dr. Striebel offers both full and partial dentures. Full dentures will span your entire dental arch, while partials will replace several adjacent missing teeth. Both types will be custom-made with a gum-colored plastic base and replacement teeth that match the natural shade of your smile. Dr. Striebel and our lab will use precise impressions of your jaw to provide a stable restoration.
Even if you are missing all of your teeth, with implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy permanently restored dental function. Dr. Striebel will surgically place four or more implant posts in your jaw, and your bone will heal around them. In this way, the implants will form a stable foundation for your denture so that it will never slip out of place. Like all of our restorations, your dentures will be made of advanced materials. Options include porcelain, zirconia, and Prettau® implant-retained dentures.
Like our crowns, our dental bridges are crafted from the latest materials, including porcelain and zirconia. A traditional bridge fills in gaps left by missing teeth by anchoring to adjacent teeth. Dr. Striebel also offers implant-supported bridges. Your bridge will be made at one of the country’s most renowned dental labs.
If you have suffered significant dental damage or you are missing several teeth, full mouth reconstruction can completely repair your smile. Dr. Striebel will help you choose two or more procedures to meet your needs. In addition to restorations, you may benefit from root canal therapy, dental fillings, or periodontal care, among other options. Dr. Striebel takes great care with the planning process, using x-rays and other imaging technology to ensure optimal results.