Our Restorative Dentistry services include implant crowns, periodontal therapy, porcelain crowns, extractions, metal-free fillings, and bridges. Click on any service below to learn more.
Implant crowns enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. When replacing multiple missing teeth dental implant crowns are often preferred by patients to implant-supported bridges, since they allow patients to floss normally between the crowns and achieve better periodontal health.
Periodontal treatment is an investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss.
In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime. After evaluating your periodontal health, we will work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs.
If periodontal disease is your problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the disease has progressed. If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria. If the disease has advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.
Porcelain Crowns have many uses, it fixes gap narrowing, teeth lightening, and reduces crowding in the mouth. They can also be used to improve the outward appearance of the teeth.
Porcelain crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth and looks like normal teeth. Porcelain crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
You may need a tooth extraction for any one of a number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed, others may have advanced periodontal disease (“gum disease”), or else have broken in a fashion which cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted wisdom teeth), or else in preparation for orthodontic treatment (“braces”).
When a tooth is missing its neighboring teeth will tend to shift, sometimes significantly, which in turn can have a major impact on your dental health. Even the removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and predispose the teeth that have shifted to problems also.
To avoid these complications we recommend that you replace the tooth that has been extracted.
Metal Free Fillings
These restorations include tooth colored fillings which are directly bonded to the tooth and porcelain ceramics which are directly bonded to the tooth and porcelain ceramics which have high strength without the need for metal.
Unlike amalgam, mercury free fillings or tooth colored fillings bond to the tooth structure, strengthening the teeth. Tooth colored fillings and ceramics offer patients metal free dentistry, which allows light to flow through and reflect off the teeth, leaving a more natural smile.
Bridges are useful as corrective measures after an accident or serious dental decay. These restorations (generally made of porcelain or a composite material) are used to replace missing teeth.
Dental Bridges can help restore your bite and create a pleasant smile. It also takes a great deal of time to prepare the area and affix the bridge once it comes back from the lab. Fixed bridges are placed on the neighboring teeth so they span the site of the missing tooth. The bridge is fitted with ceramic teeth to replicate the missing teeth, to restore function and aesthetics. Placing a dental implant is an alternative to fixed bridgework. Fixed and/ or removable bridges (full or partial) are recommended in complex dental situations to restore support and proper function. Fixed bridges require meticulous cleaning, usually with a threading floss.