State of the Art Restorative Dentistry
We offer state-of-the-art restorative dental care. We know that even when you do everything right, something can go wrong. If you are suffering from a dental problem, we are here to help. Modern technology combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team can assure you of a successful & long-lasting result. Whether the cause is accident or disease, we can restore your smile.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
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A crown is a type of dental restoration used to restore weak teeth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, & are usually fabricated in a lab.
Crowns can be all porcelain, all gold or porcelain fused to gold. Gold is the strongest & longest lasting material. It can last twice as long as other materials. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) is strong & has been proven over many years. All-porcelain crowns have been around for many years but have become the material of choice in last few years due to the improvements in material sciences & dentistry.
Crowns require two or more appointments. At the first appointment, precise drilling is done, impressions are taken to make plaster models & a temporary crown is placed. The permanent crown is fabricated in a dental lab. At the second appointment, the permanent crown is tried in the mouth & cemented in the mouth.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth by bridging the gap between two teeth. Open spaces from missing teeth eventually can cause the surrounding teeth to rotate/shift into the empty spaces resulting in malocclusion. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can lead to gum disease & TMJ disorders.
A bridge is bonded to adjacent natural teeth or implants. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is permanently attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. A dental bridge can:
- Restore your smile
- Restore ability to properly chew & speak
- Maintain / enhance shape of facial tissues
- Distribute forces in your bite properly
- Prevent movement of remaining teeth
Inlays & Onlays
INLAYS are porcelain restorations made to fit in the grooves of the biting surface. ONLAYS cover one or more cusps of the tooth. When a back tooth needs a large restoration which cannot be restored with a simple filling, onlays & inlays are the best choice.
An inlay & onlay provide increased strength to a tooth as compared to a regular filling. If the tooth is significantly damaged from a filling, the inlay or onlay may be the next best alternative to a full crown. This will enable us to retain more of your natural tooth structure than a full coverage crown.
With proper oral home care & regular dental visits, these restorations can last many years. Inlays & Onlays are both precisely crafted in a dental lab to fit your tooth structure.
Composites (Tooth Colored Fillings)
A composite or a tooth colored filling is used to repair damaged tooth structure caused by decay or cracks. It can also be recommended to close the spaces between teeth & restore worn teeth. The color of restoration is custom matched to your tooth color to enhance your aesthetics & smile.