Restorative

Fillings

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 of cracked tooth that result from weakening teeth or misuse (biting on hard objects or being hit in the mouth)

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

The location and size of decay, as well as cost of the material, help our doctors determine the type of filling you need.

Crowns

A crown covers the tooth while restoring its natural shape and look, while increasing the longevity of the tooth. A crown is needed to cover and support a tooth with a large filling. A crown can also be needed to protect weakening tooth from breaking, to restore a broken tooth or to attach a bridge restoration.

The process of getting a crown starts with an impression of the inside of the tooth.Your tooth is covered with a temporary crown then your final crown will be inserted at your follow up appointment.  This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your new crown. It is made to match your tooth shade and shape. At the follow up appointment your temporary crown is removed and the final crown is inserted using clinical cement.

Bridges

Comfortable And Efficient Procedure

A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one of more missing teeth. It bridges the shapes between the two teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the remaining teeth on either side. Unlike Partial dentures, Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth. If the spaces in your mouth are left open then your teeth are susceptible to irregular shifting, to further gum and teeth decay, and gum disease.  Fixed Bridges help restore proper bite and speech. They also help restore collaging facial feature that can cause premature wrinkles and age lines.

Root Canal

When your teeth experience a severe infection, one of the most effective solutions is a root canal therapy. Root canals extend from the tip of your tooth to the root. They can become infected by disease, which can cause consistent pain.

Root canal procedures preserve your dental health and improve the appearance of your teeth. They prevent more costly procedures such as extractions. Numerous patients concerned by the potential side effects that a root canal procedure can cause are apprehensive about seeing the treatment through.Modern root canals however, are essentially painless and can be administered with pain-relieving medications or techniques.

The procedure begins with the numbing of your teeth. After this process, an opening is surgically created on the teeth’s surface. Once the root has been exposed, the doctor gently cleans the area out and removes any decayed tissue or bacteria. Antibiotic material is used to ensure negative bacteria have been cleansed from the teeth.

A dental filling will then be applied to restore the root area. A crown can also be an alternative to fillings.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions remove teeth from their socket under conditions in which they are irrecoverable. General restorations for damaged or decayed teeth are fillings or crowns, in some cases however, the teeth are too damaged to be repaired. An extraction remains the only course of option.

Other situations that require an extraction to be performed are:

  • Removing teeth that prevent others from growing
  • Removing teeth to create room for realignment
  • Removing teeth affected by radiation
  • Removing teeth infected by cancer, which can weaken the immune system
  • Extract wisdom teeth to prevent them from being stuck in the jaw
  • Extract teeth that can cause an infection after an organ transplant

Before an extraction occurs, a thorough examination of your teeth will be performed. This is done to allow the dentist to evaluate the position of the teeth and determine if future problems may occur. X-rays can view additional risk factors such as decay or deterioration. Early examinations are recommended to identify problems that can arise in the future.