Restorative Services: Smiles Made Easy
Our approach to restorative care is conservative. We retain your natural tooth structure whenever possible. When teeth show evidence of decay or structural problems, a range of restorative techniques can rebuild or reinforce your teeth and return function without compromising your appearance.
We offer a wide range of restorative dental services. Call to arrange a free examination and consultation today.
Porcelain Crowns – When more advanced tooth restoration or recontouring is called for, all-porcelain crowns restore both esthetics and function. Tooth colored porcelain crowns, also known as caps, encase the entire tooth surface, strengthening tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other restorative techniques. Porcelain crowns are extremely durable, and provide a natural looking, long-lasting smile.
Porcelain Onlays and Inlays -These procedures bring a natural look to teeth that have been partially restored, or damaged by decay or trauma. They are the same, except that onlays are used when one or more of the chewing cusps have been affected. Onlays (also called partial crowns), and Inlays (alternative to fillings) are conservative alternatives to crowns since less tooth structure is removed in preparing them. They are created by a professional dental laboratory, and are permanently cemented onto, or into, the tooth by your dentist.
Tooth-Colored Fillings – More esthetic than traditional “silver” fillings, these “composite” fillings match your natural tooth color. Composite fillings can usually be completed in one visit, and are the ideal fix for chipped, broken, worn, or decayed teeth, giving you a long lasting beautiful smile.
Dentures & Partial Dentures – A denture replaces missing teeth with a removable appliance. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. Complete dentures are recommended when all of the teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Fixed Bridges – A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth (pontic) fused between two porcelain crowns (the anchoring, or abutment teeth) to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. A naturally looking, permanent (non-removable) prosthetic, it’s usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Dental Implants – Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, which are then restored with crowns or bridges. Dental implants are also used to secure dentures, or provide a permanent solution vs. removable dentures. Usually made of titanium, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by a dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon. Teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile.
Root Canal Therapy – Used to treat an uncomfortable injury or infection affecting the pulp (nerve) of the tooth, with the goal of saving a tooth that would otherwise die and have to be removed. Root canal therapy restores the tooth to its full function, with results usually lasting a lifetime. This approach is preferred to removing the tooth, which will ultimately lead to far larger problems for adjacent teeth.