Restorations & Implants
At Kogan+Kogan, we never place “silver” amalgam fillings. Despite the name, they’re actually about 50% mercury mixed with tin, copper, silver, and other metals, and mercury is a potent neurotoxin.
Instead, we favor BPA-free composite. Not only does it look better, more like your natural teeth; it also means a stronger tooth, since we don’t have to remove as much natural structure as with amalgam. The result is a strong, durable, and attractive restoration.
Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns
When the damage to a tooth is more significant, an inlay, onlay, or crown may be needed to restore the tooth. Ceramic is the material of choice here. Crowns and other restorations made with it are long-lasting, extremely strong, and aesthetically superior. Because these restorations are made in a dental lab, two appointments are required, one for preparing the tooth and placing a provisional, the other for cementing the permanent restoration.
A bridge is the traditional means of replacing a lost tooth. We simply create support on either side of the gap and place the replacement tooth or teeth onto them. The downside to this is that creating the support means sacrificing perfectly healthy tooth structure. For this reason, they’ve begun to fall out of favor with biological dentists. However, the end result is durable and attractive, recreating the look of natural teeth.
Partials & Dentures
When multiple teeth are missing, a partial denture can be provided to replace those teeth, though the lightweight, flexible materials available today mean even one-tooth “pop-in” partials are an option for those who prefer not to get implants. Both removable and implant-retained dentures are available.
Whether you need a partial or full denture, we can provide a metal-free prosthetic to give you back your smile.
These days, implants are the choice option for replacing missing teeth. Each implant is surgically placed into your jaw where it integrates with the bone to create a kind of artificial tooth root. A restoration or denture is then placed on top of the implants, providing both the look and function of natural teeth. While most dentists continue to place titanium only, more dentists are turning to ceramic, which provides even better aesthetics in a mouth that remains metal-free.