We utilize composite or porcelain, tooth-colored restorations. These types of fillings require less tooth preparation, blend naturally with your teeth, and bond directly to your tooth enamel. We practice mercury-free dentistry to create life-like restorations. These techniques are less damaging to the tooth structure, and do not weaken the teeth as much as the older style amalgam (mercury containing silver) fillings.
Also called “three quarter crowns,” inlays or onlays are used for teeth that need a more extensive repair than fillings, but do not need a full coverage crown. Inlays and onlays cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the tooth, and help restore function and stability. This technique can save tooth structure by creating custom-fitted porcelain fragments that are bonded to a tooth to replace the damaged area only. Each porcelain inlay or onlay is handcrafted at our partner dental laboratory.
Crowns are used to restore teeth that have decayed, cracked, or had root canal therapy performed on them. A crown is a porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, restoration that covers the entire surface of the tooth, preserving the integrity of the tooth and preventing it from being lost altogether.
A bridge is used to replace one or two missing teeth when there are healthy teeth on each side of the missing teeth. Similar to crowns, a bridge is a 3 or 4 crown-like unit that is bonded to placed on the prepared supporting teeth. This “bridge” across the open space recreates the function and appearance of healthy teeth.
When several teeth are missing, partial dentures are a cost-effective way to replace all of them at one time. Partials are removable appliances made of acrylic or an acrylic/metal combination that snap into place like a retainer, with false teeth mounted onto the areas where you have missing teeth.
If you have lost all of your teeth, full dentures allow you to replace them all at once. Dentures are made of acrylic plates that stay in place by using suction, allowing you to eat and speak throughout the day. We work carefully to ensure that each denture fits comfortably and securely.
The most advanced method of tooth replacement available, dental implants can be used to replace single, multiple, or an entire mouth of missing teeth. They function just like natural teeth for premium comfort and appearance.
If tooth decay or trauma affect the nerves of a tooth, root canal therapy helps remove the damaged nerve tissue and restore the tooth so that no more damage takes place. We provide anterior and premolar root canal therapy in our office. Difficult molar root canals are performed by our Endodontic specialist.
An extraction can sometimes come as a surprise, due to an emergency or infected tooth. We provide routine extraction procedures for our patients who need them. If a more complicated measure, such as impacted wisdom tooth removal, is necessary, we will refer you to a surgical specialist.