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Is this a mercury free practice?

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Frequently Asked Questions, Materials | 0 comments

Is this a mercury free practice?

Yes.  We use primarily two materials to repair natural teeth.  For fillings,  we recommend tooth colored materials also known as “bonding” and or “Composite”  This material is a resin based formula filled with microscopic glass filler particles for better durability.  It hardens under ultraviolet light and is used to repair smaller areas of damage. 

For larger areas, or crowned teeth in need of replacement, we recommend metal free ceramic to repair the tooth.  Ceramic materially is remarkably similar to enamel in many ways and offers the most lifelike and superior biological integration to teeth with substantial damage. 

Both materials are applied to teeth using ultraviolet light creating a seal that prevents bacteria and moisture from invading the most vulnerable areas where damage most likely occurs. 

 

Below are examples of what is typically seen under aging filings and what the process looks like as we finish the repairs.

 

What is a Custom Implant Abutment?

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Frequently Asked Questions, News | 1 comment

What is a Custom Implant Abutment?

Implant abutment

 

An Implant abutment is what connects the crown you see in the mouth to the implant replacing where the tooth was lost. 

Implant, Abutment

 

The threaded post you see in the radiograph above is the implant. The neck or “abutment” is anchored in the implant by a screw that will become the foundation for a crown visible in the mouth is cemented on top.  

Implant, abutment

The implant is ideally placed well below the gum line as seen above.  In this photograph, there is only a slight shadow revealing the actual implant without the abutment. 

Healing abutment

 

The surgeon will place the implant and allow the area to heal for a period of time.  The metal object above is usually what the patient sees during the healing stage.  This is an example of what is called a healing abutment.  It is used to help shape the tissue so it appears more like the natural root emerging from the gum line.  

Custom abutment

Once the implant is ready to support a tooth, the metal healing abutment is removed and a custom abutment is crafted to appear like a natural tooth prepared for a crown.  The process of replacing a natural tooth with an implant can take up to a year to complete  but if managed with care and finesse,  results can be remarkably lifelike and satisfying for a lifetime.

 

Esthetic Zone Single tooth replacement

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Implant Design, Implant Information | 1 comment

Esthetic Zone Single tooth replacement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Used

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Bio- Mimetic Dentistry, Custom Porcelain Design, Materials | 0 comments

Materials Used

Two primary materials are used to repair teeth.  Tooth colored Composite Resin for small repairs and Glass Ceramic for larger areas of damage and major esthetic enhancements.  

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Testimonial Video

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Making my smile not only beautiful but remarkably natural was something I have spend years trying to find in a dentist. Dr. Kormylo was able to design my case in wax and send photographs of his treatment alterations which made it clear he had what I wanted. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! A natural beautiful smile is a gift you can give yourself and something you will enjoy for a lifetime!

DrK’s Video

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Bio, News, Portfolio | 0 comments

DrK’s Video