After decay, injury, or genetics affect the health of one or more of your teeth, you need help repairing the health and appearance of your smile. We offer the treatments you need and build customized treatment plans to match each patient’s unique smile goals and needs. Learn about our high quality restorative services then schedule an appointment today.
Traditional crowns and bridges replace or repair missing or significantly damaged teeth. Crowns are thin caps that fit tightly over a weak, worn or decayed tooth. The dental bridge fills gaps in the smile left by missing teeth. Crowns and bridges can be constructed from a variety of materials, including porcelain fused to metal, gold, metal alloys, or all porcelain/ceramic (metal-free restorations). The procedure is usually carried out over two visits.
If you have a cavity or minor dental damage, tooth-colored fillings provide a wonderful alternative to traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings. Made of composite resin, tooth-colored fillings are biocompatible and blend beautifully with your surrounding tooth enamel.
To place a tooth-colored filling, your dentist removes all decay, then disinfects and dries the tooth. A special etching solution roughens up the tooth’s surface to ensure the composite resin bonds with the cavity. After the filling has been placed, your dentist will then reshape it to ensure you can bite down normally. We’ll give it once last polish, then you’re ready to go!
Dentures and partial dentures replace a full row of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are prosthetic teeth placed in an acrylic base that closely resembles your gum tissue. A full complete denture replaces an entire row of missing teeth. The partial denture fits in with the remaining healthy teeth like a missing puzzle piece. With proper care and maintenance, a denture or partial denture will fit properly for five to seven years.
When tooth decay or injury affects the pulp, or “nerve,” of the tooth, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal. While many patients fear root canals, there is nothing to dread with modern anesthesia. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for our extra nervous patients when needed. For simple root canals, we are happy to perform them in the office. If it is a more difficult case, we work with several surrounding endodontists that treat our patients with the same care and dedication we do.
Sometimes a tooth needs to be removed to protect your oral and overall health. We perform simple extractions routinely. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for our extra nervous patients so the experience is more comfortable. For more difficult extractions, we work with several oral surgeons in the area that treat our patients with the same care and dedication we do.