- Trauma – You could suffer a cracked or broken tooth from an automobile accident, a fall on the ice, or a sports mishap. You might simply bite down on a hard bit of food, or have a latent cavity that causes your tooth to break. Dr. Bingham-Lester will have you smiling and chewing again in no time.
- Missing teeth – A congenitally missing tooth (one that never emerges), or a tooth lost to extraction, trauma, or gum disease, impacts your entire mouth. Remaining teeth shift out of position resulting in unusual wear and creating food traps that lead to cavities and gum disease.
Bonding is an economical means to repair chips and small areas of breakage or decay. More substantial trauma may warrant a CEREC® crown. If damage has compromised the pulp and nerves of the tooth, endodontic treatment (a root canal) may be in order.
Dr. Bingham-Lester restores gaps from missing teeth with crown and bridge units and dental implants. A bridge holds an artificial tooth (or several) attached to crowns on adjacent teeth. A dental implant is a tiny screw made of biocompatible titanium. It is inserted into the position of the root at the site of the missing tooth, acting as a root to hold a crown. Hence, implants have become the most “tooth-like” restorative option for missing teeth. Dentures may be a good choice for multiple missing teeth. A partial denture is a removable prosthetic that holds one or several artificial teeth, fitting around existing dentition. A full denture replaces all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch, or both.
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- Gum disease – Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss globally. In addition, bacteria that cause gum disease are linked to grave health conditions including increased risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiovascular disease, premature birth, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bingham-Lester provides treatments like scaling and root planing to restore gum health, and bone grafts to regenerate bone lost to advanced gum disease.
- TMJ/TMD – The discomfort caused by problems with the temporomandibular joint is real, and it causes significant physical and emotional stress. A custom-fitted night guard can bring the jaw into balance for relief of TMD.
We Offer The Best and Quality Restoration Procedures
Dr. Vickii Bingham Lester is primarily interested in assisting patients in achieving an excellent lifestyle with healthy, functioning smiles. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bingham's commitment to providing the best dental care possible encouraged her to dive more into the science and practice of dental implantology.
~ B. Early Going to the dentist is not my favorite activity but Dr. Bingham-Lester and her staff always make it as easy and convenient as possible. Great service by the doctor, no surprises and she always takes the time to give me alternatives if I'm looking to do cosmetic things too. Her staff is also very helpful in getting me in to fit my schedule. Thanks again for all the great support over the years.