General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Cavities in the teeth can be filled with different materials depending on the size and location of the decay. In many cases, tooth-colored fillings, called “composite resins,” are the best and nicest looking solution. In other cases, silver fillings, called “amalgam restorations, may provide a lower cost, yet effective alternative. Talk to your dentist to find out which option is right for you.
A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are made of a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, or other metals. A crown will provide dramatic improvement in how your tooth looks and functions, and crowns can often be completed in just 1-2 appointments.
A bridge fills a space that an extracted tooth previously occupied. It consists of a filler tooth attached to two crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth’s space. A bridge may be necessary to maintain tooth alignment and to avoid jaw problems, as well as to improve your appearance and chewing ability.
Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is the dental term for removing infected or damaged soft tissue from the inside of a tooth’s root to save the tooth. A root canal is an excellent alternative to a tooth extraction. Often a tooth that has had a root canal needs to be covered with a crown to prevent a fracture and reinfection of the tooth.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth. The space where the tooth was removed can be filled with a dental implant, bridge, or denture.
Complete and Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag and can make a person appear much older. Dentures allow the patient to be able to eat and speak with ease, which is often taken for granted until a person loses their teeth.
An implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is supported by and attached to dental implants. The denture is still removable, but can be attached to the dental implants for better support and function. This feature increases confidence in patients because they can generally speak more clearly, chew foods with more ease, and do not have to worry about the denture coming loose.
We offer at-home tooth whitening options. The at-home whitening system can be quite effective and can be done at your leisure. Dramatic results with our at-home whitening system are often seen in as little as 10 days.