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Restorative Dentistry

Reinvigorate Your Smile With Highly Esthetic Restorations


Restorative dentistry is the process of repairing damaged or diseased teeth. As the name suggests, the goal of this dental work is to restore the teeth to a healthy state of beauty and function.

Fillings

Fillings are used to treat decayed teeth. First the decay is expertly removed and filled in with a composite material. We use a tooth-colored composite to match your teeth. We prefer the white composite fillings for both appearance and health reasons. The composite bonds to the tooth and makes your smile look natural again, letting you eat, drink, and brush normally.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays are additional ways of treating damage from tooth decay. Inlays are bonded within the tooth and onlays are bonded with the bite surfaces. Both treatments bond to the tooth in a way that strengthens the teeth more than traditional fillings. The porcelain material provides a natural look.

Crowns & Bridges

Metal-free crowns and bridges are used to replace missing teeth or restore broken or damaged ones. When a tooth is too damaged for a filling, the doctors will treat the tooth and then apply a crown. A bridge is used to fill a gap between two teeth. Both are fixed restorations. They should last ten to fifteen years, and can only be removed by a dentist. They are designed to match your current bite line and the shade of your surrounding teeth.

Partials & Dentures

A partial denture is designed to replace a specific section of teeth. They can be attached with a specific connector or may be connected to your current teeth, and are sometimes removable. Full dentures can replace the full upper or lower set of teeth.

Flexible Partial Dentures

These are a great advancement in dental care. Flexible partial dentures fit better for increased comfort. They are thin, strong, and resistant to stains and odors. They can also help maintain the shape of your jaw and reduce the risk of gum disease.

Implants

Implants are artificial teeth that can replace damaged or missing teeth. Unlike bridges, implant-retained restorations are designed to be anchored on their own and don’t need to be attached to surrounding teeth. Read more at our Implant Dentistry page.

Root Canals

Root canals, often called endodontics, are a procedure that treats the inside of the tooth. Root canals relieve extreme toothaches when infection is present. These often-reviled treatments are actually the best way to stop your pain and save your tooth from extraction! If you have a toothache, don’t wait; talk to us about the benefits of root canals today.

Oral Surgery

There are three main types of oral surgery that we perform in-house. We will do minor extractions, reshape the contours of the gum line, and prepare and secure a site in your mouth for implants. We keep you comfortable every step of the way and pamper you with all the extras you deserve.

  • Minor extractions: If a tooth is broken or infected, it may need to be removed. We will discuss your options with you and help you decide the course of action that is best for you.
  • Ridge augmentation: Augmentation is done after a tooth has been removed to reshape the gums and preserve the bone beneath the extraction site. This procedure may also be done before an implant.
  • Site preservation: This procedure follows a tooth extraction. We begin by cleaning the location to prevent infections and follow up with a bone graft placement. This keeps the extraction site healthy and stable and allows the possibility of future implant placement.

We will refer out to a trusted colleague if there is a need for major surgery, such as for the removal of wisdom teeth and bony impactions.

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