Our restorative dental services include fillings, bridges, CEREC crowns and onlays, dentures and partials, and implants.
Bonded White Fillings
If part of a tooth has been lost through decay or damaged due to an accident, your dentist may place a dental filling in the tooth. Dental fillings are used to fill a portion of tooth and stop any future pain or discomfort. Our practice places white or tooth-colored fillings exclusively. This is due to the superior bond to the tooth leading to smaller, more conservative preparations which actually strengthen the tooth internally.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. A bridge can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
CEREC Crowns and Onlays
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction) is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in just one surgery visit, utilizing CAD/CAM and 3D computer technologies. With CEREC you can be in and out in a single appointment with a permanent, all-ceramic crown or onlay. This means fewer injections, less drilling, no messy impressions, and less time out of your hectic schedule.
Finest Dental Materials
A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, we can use strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. The materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so we can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
Dentures and Partials
When all or many of your teeth are missing, a full or partial denture may be a good option for replacing them. A full denture is a removable appliance that is used when all teeth are missing. Partial dentures are also removable appliances that are held in place by clasps that fit around some of the remaining adjacent teeth.
If you are missing 1 or more teeth and would like to restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence and security, then dental implants could be the answer to your problems. A dental implant is an artificial root which integrates in the bone similarly to the original root and allows treatment alternatives not possible by conventional means.
These wonders of modern dentistry are carefully placed where your original tooth used to be. Then, after a short healing period, a beautiful new replacement tooth is attached to the implant. All the things you used to be able to do with your natural teeth can be done again with implants!