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Fill space of missing teeth
Maintain facial shape
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Restore chewing and speaking ability
Restore your smile
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restoration procedures.
Patients often come to us with teeth that are cracked, badly chipped or decayed, or with aging metal fillings that have extensive damage hiding beneath them. For this kind of damage we often recommend porcelain crowns. Fabricated from pure porcelain, our crowns never have a dark line or odd, flat appearance that some old-fashioned crowns may have. Ours look and feel so natural, you may forget that you have one!
Broken or fractured teeth
Tooth has a root canal
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth with Dr. Jeremy or Dr. Kara. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are used most often today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more highly visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are durable, and will last many years with regular preventative care, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Closing space between two teeth
Cracked or broken teeth
Composite fillings are most often placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, we will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. Durable and beautiful composite will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
Occasionally you can experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed; however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
Bonding is a method of restoring decayed teeth or making cosmetic improvements to change the color of your teeth or reshape teeth with a composite resin. First, a thin coating of a plastic material is applied on the front surface of the teeth. Next, bonding material is applied and sculpted, colored, and shaped to provide an attractive, natural-looking result. A high-intensity light hardens the resin. Finally, the surface is polished to a luminous sheen. It is fast, affordable, and can generally be done comfortably without anesthesia, usually in a single appointment. With proper care, these restorations will look great and last a long time.
Our dentistry team offers state-of-the-art care. We offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including white fillings, bonding, crowns, porcelain veneers as well as tooth whitening to brighten any smile. We provide preventive care, including X-rays and extractions. Cosmetic dental treatments can:
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges that Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Kara can decide. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are extremely durable and can last many years. In few cases they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally, Dr. Jeremy or Dr. Kara may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth.
Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
Improve or correct bites.
Lighten or brighten the color of your teeth.
Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.
Replace missing teeth.
Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth, correcting a number of imperfections. When bonded to the teeth, they are virtually undetectable. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.