Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite fillings are excellent options for front teeth, but may be suggested for selected sites on molars as well. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant.
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure. A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy may require a crown following treatment to provide strength and support to the tooth. We only use materials for crowns that will provide the longest lasting benefits to our patients.
When you do not need a full crown, onlays may be the solution. The onlay procedure is a restoration in which porcelain or gold is applied to a tooth that is weak or fractured to provide support as a conservative treatment option. Our patients who have had onlays have given us positive comments about their appearance.
A fixed bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth, inhibit decay in difficult areas, and slow the onset of periodontal diseases.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Full or partial dentures may be required depending upon the number of teeth remaining. Dentures aid in chewing and pronunciation as well as supporting facial muscles. But even the best fitting dentures move and the bone supporting them will shrink. That is why many of our patients consider implants.