Cavities result from acids in your mouth breaking down the enamel of the teeth. This allows for bacteria to get into the secondary layer called the dentin which causes a cavity to form.  To treat a cavity the dentist removes the infected parts of the tooth.

A filling is used to fill the tooth and to restore a functional bite. A filling can also be used to repair a chipped or cracked tooth.

Fillings can be made out of gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, or a glass composite resin filling.

Our doctors determine the type of filling you need based on the location and size of the decay.


A crown covers the tooth while restoring its natural shape and look. A crown may increase the longevity of the tooth. A crown may be recommended for teeth with large restorations that would benefit from full coverage. A crown can also be recommended to protect weakening tooth from breaking, to protect a previously root canaled tooth, to restore a broken tooth or to attach a bridge restoration.

The process of getting a crown starts with preparation of the tooth and an impression. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your new crown. The crown is fabricated to match your unique tooth shade and shape. Your tooth is then covered with a temporary crown. Your final crown is permanently cemented at your following appointment


A bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the remaining teeth on either side. Unlike Partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth. A Bridge may be recommended after you have lost a tooth and a space is present. If the spaces in your mouth are left open, your teeth are susceptible to irregular shifting, tooth decay and gum disease. Fixed Bridges help restore proper bite and speech. 


Single Tooth Replacement

If you are suffering from a missing tooth, a single tooth replacement using a dental implant may be right for you. Implants are placed in the jaw and are held in by surrounding bone and serve as the foundation for a custom tooth that replaces your natural tooth. Implants are very durable and with proper care and hygiene can last a lifetime.

Multi Tooth Replacement

When you have multiple teeth missing, dental implants can restore teeth with just one implant. Unlike partial dentures which are removable, a prosthesis supported by implants would permanently replace all missing teeth.

Full Arch Replacement

When missing many teeth, it can be difficult to perform vital tasks like eating and talking. Full arch replacement is done using implants and will support a new full set of teeth. Unlike a traditional denture, with a full arch replacement prosthesis supported by implants there is no acrylic covering the roof of your mouth. This prosthesis provides a more natural feel and appearance of your teeth. Since they are fixed into the mouth, there is no need for messy adhesives like with dentures.

Denture Stabilization

If you already have an existing denture but are unhappy with the fit or comfort, denture stabilization using implants may be a great option to consider. Your existing denture can oftentimes be modified to connect to several implants which will keep it secure while you talk and chew. Your dentist can determine if your denture is capable of the modifications necessary for this to be a successful treatment option.

Root Canal

When your teeth experience a severe infection, one of the most effective solutions is root canal therapy. All teeth contain a root canal which house the nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive. When cavity causing bacteria is able to enter the root canal through deep decay, the root becomes infected leading to pain and discomfort. 

Root canal procedures can preserve your natural tooth after severe decay and prevent more invasive procedures such as extractions. Modern root canals are essentially painless and are performed with local anesthesia.

The procedure begins with the numbing of your teeth using local anesthesia. After this process, an opening is created and the root canal is exposed. Once the root canal has been exposed, the doctor gently cleans and removes any decayed tissue or bacteria. Antibiotic material is used to ensure all bacteria is removed and the canal is sterile.

A dental filling will then be applied to restore the root area. A crown is also necessary after a root canal to maintain the functional and structural integrity of the tooth.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions permanently remove teeth from their sockets under conditions in which they are unrestorable. In some cases, the teeth are too damaged to be repaired and an extraction remains the only treatment option.

Other situations that require an extraction to be performed are:

  • Removing teeth to create room for realignment
  • Extract wisdom teeth to prevent them from infection
  • Extract teeth that can cause an infection before an organ transplant

Before an extraction occurs, a thorough examination of your teeth will be performed and your dentist will determine a treatment plan that will address your unique needs and concerns.