Restorative dentistry can return your mouth to a healthy, functioning, and beautiful smile. Our skilled team of doctors are adept at diagnosing and treating any form of dental issue that you may be having. Restorative dental work can include procedures that remove decay through dental fillings and crowns, to the extraction of teeth, to bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. Our team will help determine what the best options are to restore a beautiful, functioning smile that can last you for a lifetime.
Fixed Hybrid Dentures are an excellent solution for those who suffer from several broken, missing, or heavily decaying teeth in a single arch. Once completed, a hybrid denture functions similar to regular teeth, including being able to eat normal foods (yes, even steak!). Hybrid dentures are “fixed” to implants that are placed where the natural teeth once were which provide amazing support and comfort. Unlike traditional dentures, a fixed hybrid does not rely on suction or gravity to keep it in place, meaning no rocking, coming lose, or discomfort.
Sometimes a tooth becomes so damaged, a simple repair is out of the question. In these instances, a crown, often termed a cap, may be the treatment of choice. Any infected tooth structure must first be removed.
When someone has a missing tooth, a bridge might be necessary in order to fill in the space. All too often, people neglect to see the potential future damage that could occur if a bridge is not placed. Over time, teeth may shift and the entire bite can become out of alignment. Utilizing a bridge prevents this from occurring.
When people are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be used to replace the missing teeth. In many cases a dental implant is preferable to a bridge because it is a more permanent option and does not require placing crowns on the teeth adjacent to the one missing. First, we will evaluate how much bone is available in each specific case and when necessary, place a bone graft to preserve the site where the implant will be placed. In many cases, implants can be placed the same day that a tooth is extracted.
Fillings have long been used as a solution to remove decay within teeth and replace the area with a material that provides strength and structure. For years, amalgam or “silver” fillings were used for this treatment. This option has generally fallen out of practice due to the possible health concerns related with the use of amalgam, as well as the unsightly nature of these silver fillings within teeth. Composite fillings, which are specifically formulated to match the color of your teeth, provide the same result as an amalgam filling without any of the unwanted mercury.
A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces all of an individual’s teeth either on the upper or lower arch. A partial denture is also a removable prosthetic device that is made to replace several teeth on an arch. The most common complaint we hear about partials and dentures is that they are uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be. Discomfort is often a sign of a poorly fitting denture or partial. Our team of doctors will work to make your partial or denture looks and feels great.
Many people have heard horror stories about Root Canals. In our experience, most of these procedures are performed without any complications and with minimal discomfort. Our doctors put patients at ease in our calm and friendly environment. A root canal is usually necessary due to either trauma or decay. With either of these events, the tooth’s nerve may cease to properly function. Patients may experience pain if they wait until the tooth or the surrounding area becomes infected.
Extractions may be recommended if a tooth is too damaged to repair. Our compassionate staff will explain the process and advise patients on what options are available following a tooth extraction and/or oral surgery. Our highly qualified doctors are adept at making this procedure as comfortable as possible for each patient. Teeth that need to be extracted can often be extremely painful, usually due to infection in the tissue surrounding the tooth. We keep this potential discomfort in mind and reserve emergency appointments especially for patients who are in extreme pain. Many of our patients are impressed with how relaxed they feel throughout all phases of oral surgery.
Don’t just take our word for it – sometimes a picture says it all. Please take a moment to browse our patient’s photos and videos, and view some of the incredible smile transformations our dentists have been able to create.