A healthy smile is an indicator of overall good health. Here at Byrne Dental, we care about helping you and your loved ones achieve healthy smiles through every stage of life. Since opening in 1993, we have provided patients from Rapid City, SD and surrounding communities with personalized, gentle dental care.
Revitalizing Your Oral Health & Improving Your Smile
Our restorative dental treatments focus on providing each patient with advanced care that restores health and beauty to their smile. We truly care about you and your goals for your oral health. Helping you achieve those goals is our top priority, so we work with you to design personalized treatment plans.
A denture is a type of oral appliance which replaces natural teeth and provides support for the lips and cheeks. Your dentures are designed to enhance your smile and are made to look like natural teeth. Most dentures are made out of acrylic, while the replacement teeth are made out of porcelain, plastic, or a combination thereof. To create a more secure fit, dentures can be attached to dental implants.
Over the normal course of time, your dentures will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to maintain accurate jaw alignment. As the bones and gum ridges recede or shrink, the alignment of your jaw changes. It is important to schedule regular visits to our office to help us monitor any changes in your oral tissues.
A dental bridge is used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. The abutment teeth (replacement teeth) are attached to remaining natural teeth and can be permanently attached or removable. If you are missing teeth due to decay, injury, or an extraction, it is important to replace these teeth to retain chewing function and prevent your teeth from shifting — which can impact your dental health. We will work with you to determine which bridge option fits your needs and will help you maintain your oral health.
Dental implants consist of tiny titanium posts which are inserted into the bone beneath your gums, acting as a replacement for the tooth. This post is designed to act as a foundation for a replacement tooth that looks, functions, and feels like a natural tooth. This restoration option has the potential to change your life, as it effectively restores your ability to eat what you want and smile confidently again. In addition, it helps you maintain a natural looking smile and preserves your natural facial structure.
In order to be a candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure. The entire process takes about six to eight months to allow for the posts to bond to the jaw, and for the replacement teeth to be created.
If you have experience damage or decay to your teeth and it cannot be repaired with dental bonding or fillings, a crown can help restore health and aesthetics to your tooth. This restoration option is extremely reliable and can be used to repair a range of dental problems and restore function to your bite. Your crown can be made out of a range of materials, including porcelain. When well maintained, it can last for a lifetime.
Periodontal or gum disease is caused by dental plaque which sticks to your teeth at your gum line. It is important to keep your gums in good health, since they provide the foundation for your teeth. When your gums are not healthy, it can cause greater problems for both your oral health and overall health. During your routine exams, we will examine your gums and clean pockets along the gum line. This helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease.
If you are showing signs of gum disease, we will explain your available treatment options and work with you to restore your dental health.