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Restorative and Family Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the act of restoring teeth to their full glory. Sometimes things happen in life that can lead to damaged, broken, or missing teeth. Anything from poor oral hygiene to accidents can result in the need for restorative services. Regardless of the cause – we can help. Below is a list of restorative services and how they can help you:

White Fillings

Fillings are used to replace any damaged tooth structure which maybe caused by dental cavities, a fracture or chip, or age-related wear. Composite filling bonds directly to the tooth, so it requires far less tooth removal. In one appointment, the tooth is prepped, bonded, and colored to match your existing teeth.

Inlays

Inlays do not cover the entire tooth. They are created specifically to fit the shape of the cavity or missing piece, fitting flat along the surface. They are made of ceramic or gold. Inlays are completed in two visits and restore the tooth’s original structure and integrity, sometimes even surpassing it.

Onlays

Onlays are similar to inlays, however they cover a greater area of the chewing surface of the tooth. They are commonly used on teeth which have become structurally weak, in order to restore the tooth’s strength and structural integrity. Onlays are considered for use in situations where the reconstruction is more substantial.

Ceramic Crowns

Crowns are very common and are not only used to restore structural integrity, but they are also used to restore a tooth’s proper functionality and even aesthetic appeal. This is because a crown covers a very large portion of the tooth, blending in with the rest of your teeth. They are used when large portions of a tooth are missing due to untreated dental cavities, root canal or trauma that resulted in fractures or cracks. This form of restoration is custom and completed within two visits. Ceramic crowns look very natural, restoring your smile.

Gold Crowns

Gold crowns are not only used to restore and increase structural integrity, but they are also used to restore functionality. This is because crowns cover large areas of a tooth that is missing due to untreated dental cavities, root canal or trauma that resulted in fractures or cracks. This form of restoration is custom and completed within two visits. Gold is a biocompatible material and is a great option for posterior teeth in non-aesthetic region of the mouth.

Bridges

Bridges are similar to crowns in that they attach to two teeth on either side of one or more missing teeth. Bridges are fixed prosthesis and they restore natural chewing, bite, as well as the appearance of the teeth. Bridges can be comprised of gold, ceramic or metal combination depending on the position, bite, and location of the missing teeth. Bridges can also help restore your confidence and your appearance.

DENTAL EMERGENCY


If you experience a dental emergency situation, make sure to contact our us as quickly as possible. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.
While dental emergencies are uncommon, they can take place, and it’s crucial to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what. Typical dental emergency situations consist of:

Broken or cracked tooth/teeth • Broken jaw • Tooth/teeth knocked out • Object captured in between teeth • Extreme toothache

Implants

Implants are essentially titanium screws that are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone. These can be extremely beneficial in certain cases because they act as tooth roots. Because of this, they can even prevent bone loss that results from missing teeth. Implants can be placed for single crowns, bridges and/or dentures. They also provide a wide range of tooth replacement options such as single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, partial/complete dentures or a full arch fixed replacement.

Implant Bridges

Implant bridges begin with titanium implants that are placed in the upper or lower jaw. A bridge is attached to the implants, creating a seamless transition from tooth to tooth. Implant bridges are most common where there are several missing or severely damaged teeth consecutively. This option allows for a restored bite, function, and jaw integrity, and have a great aesthetic appeal.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures also begin with titanium implants which are placed securely in the upper and/or lower jaw. They are placed directly in the bone and help prevent bone loss. Dentures are then attached to the implants to promote greater retention, integrity, and function.

 






Complete Dentures

Complete dentures refer to either complete upper, lower, or upper and lower teeth replacements. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures can be custom made to replace them. These are removable prosthesis that replace all of the missing teeth, improving your facial structure and overall appearance. Immediate dentures, over dentures, or implant supported dentures are also good options depending on the patient's health, bone support, and personal preferences.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are most commonly used when only a few teeth are missing. They do not have to be consecutive, where bridges may be more suited. Partial dentures are best for sporadically missing teeth from either the upper or lower jaw, or both. Unlike bridges, partial dentures are a removable prosthetic. Partial dentures are made of acrylic and metal and are removable. They will help restore your smile while restoring function and bite.

Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

A root canal is performed in order to save a tooth that would otherwise require extraction. RCT is recommended when pulp tissue is damaged or infected from cavities, trauma, fracture, or a combination of cavities and gum disease. A root canal replaces the diseased nerve tissue in the tooth's root with an artificial filling material, aiding the tooth to function completely normal for years to come. It is always advised to have a crown added to restore the structure and functional integrity of the tooth.

Extractions

An extraction is a complete removal of the tooth. There are several reasons for extractions such as orthodontics (including serial extractions), a primary tooth could be blocking the eruption of a permanent tooth, an infection may be present, fracture, blunt force trauma, or gum disease. Other causes could be from a non-erupted, malpositioned, or supernumerary tooth. An extraction is recommended when a tooth cannot be saved by any treatment.

Wisdom Teeth

The wisdom teeth are the 3rd molars that erupt somewhere between 16-22 years of age. However, all too often due to lack of space in the jaw they either erupt partially or not at all. These non-erupted (impacted) or partially erupted (partially impacted) wisdom teeth can lead to minor/severe pain, swelling, infection and/or damage to the adjacent teeth and even the jaw bone. In most cases, wisdom teeth require extraction.


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