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Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

We have created a dental practice dedicated to making your smile as beautiful as possible. All porcelain crowns, ceramic veneers, and tooth whitening can all help change your smile to one that makes you look more attractive and confident.

›› Porcelain Veneers
›› Bonding
›› Tooth Colored Fillings & Inlays
›› Ceramic Crowns

The ability to take decayed or missing teeth and restore them to provide you with a healthy and properly functioning mouth is called restorative dentistry. Over the past 50 years restorative dentistry has changed at an amazing pace. With the advent of dental implants, hybrid cements, and composite fillings, we in the dental profession can restore you mouth to an aesthetically pleasing and properly functioning mouth. We do all aspects of this field including: implant dentistry, crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial denture.

›› Continuing Care
›› Ceramic Porcelain Fused Crowns
›› Cemented Bridgework
›› Tooth Colored Restoration of Back Teeth

Continuing Care

Though we take a great deal of pride in our restorative and cosmetic dentistry, the heart of our dental program is the continuing care program that we provide our patients. From the very first visit, you will have a thorough periodontal exam that will determine the health of your gums and bone. From this exam, you will be assigned an individual hygiene program that will either maintain or get your periodontal health up to healthy standards. You will continually be monitored to insure that you maintain healthy gums so that any restorative or cosmetic dentistry will last you as long as possible.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridge

When the breakdown of teeth require a crown in an area of high biting force, a ceramic porcelain crown strengthened with a metal, typically gold, may be called for. These restorations have been improved over the forty years since their introduction to dentistry and can rival the cosmetics of an all ceramic crown when done properly.

Cemented Bridgework

When a tooth is missing or cannot be fixed, today we have the option of replacing it with an artificial tooth (implant) or constructing a restoration that spans the space of the lost tooth with an artificial tooth called a “pontic”. This is called a fixed bridge. It is always held by a minimum of two natural teeth and can have one or more replacement , pontic, teeth. Even though this technology has been in use for most of the last century there have been dramatic improvements in the cosmetics of fixed bridges. There are situations in which an implant cannot be done or will not produce the cosmetic result required, so it is nice that we have fixed bridgework as an option.

Tooth Colored Restoration of Back Teeth

Today people are aware that back teeth are very noticeable when we talk and especially so when we laugh. Seeing dark unsightly areas of metal can detract from what otherwise might be a perfect set of teeth. If this is your concern, relax. Now we have available several options to correct this.

In the case of small areas of decay or replacement of fillings that are not overly large, directly placed bonded tooth colored resin fillings can make a tooth look like new. As back teeth receive a lot of heavy biting forces, large cavities and replacement of large old fillings could require the use of a porcelain ceramic or laboratory made resin ceramic inlay. While this approach requires two dental visits, the results can dramatically improve the health and attractiveness of back teeth.