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Restorative Dentistry

Root Canal Therapy

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  The final step may involve further restoration of the tooth, including the placement of a crown.  A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the tooth to restore smile appearance and function.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots.  Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants improve the appearance of your smile, eating, speech and self-esteem. With proper care, implants will lasts patients a lifetime.

Inlays / Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations.  In certain cases, inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns. Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from both an esthetic and functional point of view.

Composite Fillings

Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.  Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.

Dental Crowns

Porcelain crowns are caps that replace the exterior portion of a tooth to create a natural appearance. Crowns are used in situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, or in cases of severe enamel erosion. Used for people who grind and clench their teeth, crowns mirror the original structure of teeth that have been compromised.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an option:

- to repair decayed teeth

- to repair chipped or cracked teeth

- to improve aesthetics of discolored teeth

- to close spaces between teeth

- to make teeth look longer

- to change the shape of teeth

- to protect tooth's root when gums recede

Fixed Bridges

A porcelain fixed bridge is very useful when replacing a tooth or a couple of teeth that are no longer viable. The porcelain can be sculpted to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel and using this durable material gives your bridge a strong base to rely upon.

Dentures & Partials

A denture is a removable prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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