If you are missing teeth, there’s no need to worry. We can identify the proper course of treatment for and other situations where a replacement tooth is necessary by way of teeth restorations. Dental implants are exactly what they sound like: an artificial tooth (or teeth) are held in place in your mouth by an anchor which is implanted into the upper or lower jaw. With proper care implants can last a very long time. If you are missing a tooth or two (or more!) and want to make a change, we would be happy to talk about what we can do for you.
A dental crown may not make you feel like royalty, but it is one of the premiere treatments for teeth with extensive decay or damage. Dental crowns can also used to hold a dental bridge in place, cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth, or cover a tooth after a root canal procedure. Made of either porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic or gold, dental crowns are placed during a multi-step process and sometimes require more than one dental visit. The first step is a dental impression. A temporary crown is then placed to protect the tooth while the impression is sent to an offsite laboratory to create the final restoration. In some cases, same-day crowns are possible, so be sure to inquire. With good oral hygiene and minimal wear and tear, your beautiful new dental crowns can last up to 15 years.
Inlays and Onlay Restoration
We know you want to have a beautiful white smile and we can help. If you have cavities, silver fillings and crowns are not your only options. Our office can provide you with other choices for restoration depending on your teeth and needs.
Inlays and onlays are a stronger, more attractive alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. They are often used to repair teeth that don’t need a crown but need a bit more than a filling. Inlays and onlays also preserve more of your tooth, which is our preference because it’s our goal to help you keep your natural smile for a lifetime.
Dental Bridges are a more traditional solution to missing or damaged teeth. A row of false teeth are put in place of missing teeth, anchored by the roots of teeth on both sides of the missing ones. While it sounds overwhelming, bridges are quick to fabricate and quick to install and, with proper care, can last almost a lifetime.