Our restorative dentistry treatments are designed to complement your at-home dental routine and our general dentistry services. You and your loved ones can count on our practice for compassionate, professional care!
When a tooth has become damaged due to decay, composite fillings help to fill the empty cavity. Once the cavity has been cleaned and the bacteria is removed, your dentist will apply a tooth-colored material and will cure it with invisible light. The filling is then polished and shaped, effectively matching the rest of your teeth. This type of filling provides a natural, virtually undetectable alternative to traditional silver/amalgam fillings.
When a tooth nerve has been injured due to trauma or severe decay, a root canal is often necessary to alleviate the pain and to help prevent further infections. During a root canal, your dentist will clean out the infected tooth and fill it with a special material. At the end of your treatment, your tooth will be restored with a dental crown or a filling. This helps prevent future infections and restores function to the tooth.
When a tooth has been broken or cracked due to an injury or decay a dental crown is used to restore its natural shape, function, and aesthetics. Dental crowns are used on teeth that cannot be fixed with bonding materials, and are used after root canals as well.
If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge can help restore form and function to your smile by closing gaps and keeping your remaining teeth from shifting. This keeps your bite from misaligning, looking unsightly, and prevents pain from shifting teeth. In addition to a poor bite, missing or gaps in teeth can result in gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorders, which is also commonly known as TMJ. Each dental bridge permanently cemented to adjacent teeth, so it provides you with a long-lasting restoration option.
A dental extraction may be necessary if your tooth is beyond repair or severely decayed and cannot be repaired with a dental crown, filling, or other treatment. This involves removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. Overcrowded or poorly positioned teeth may also be cause for an extraction. An extraction can help alleviate pain and prevent the further spread of bacteria or infection.
After the tooth has been removed, our team will work with you to determine what the best replacement option is for the tooth. This ensures you bite remains aligned and your dental health is preserved.