Cosmetic & Restorative
There are many reasons why adult teeth may need restorative treatment. The most common reason is decay, followed by fractured teeth, and old restorations needing replacement. If we recommend that a tooth with a cavity be treated and more than a few weeks pass after the initial diagnosis, the cavity will almost always get bigger and can cause pain. Once this happens, it will likely require more extensive and expensive treatment. The tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth. If you have a cavity and it needs a restoration, there are different kinds of materials that may be used to restore the functionality of the tooth. Please remember that a tooth may need treatment before it causes pain. If a tooth causes pain, it may be able to be saved, but the treatment time and cost typically increase due to the complexity of the necessary procedures.
Cavities and Restoration Choices
As part of any visit to our office, we check all of your restorations such as crowns, fillings, bridges, veneers, etc. for any sign of decay or old age and we may recommend x-rays so that we can see inside and between your teeth. If we spot any cavities, we will recommend different options for restoring the tooth to full function. If the cavity is in the very early stages, we may decide to keep an eye on it and recommend a home fluoride rinse to help the tooth fight the cavity and possibly prevent the need for a restoration.
We tailor the level of Conscious Sedation Dentistry based on each patient's need and level of anxiety. Best of all, we can perform a wide range of dental procedures in a single visit!
Patients seek cosmetic dentistry for many reasons and not all of them are esthetic. The most common problems patients seek restoration or cosmetic procedures for are decay, chipped teeth, discoloration, uneven teeth, & missing teeth. The chief benefit of cosmetic dentistry is to... Read more
How Teeth Are Restored After diagnosing the problem and devising a treatment plan, the next step to restore a tooth to health is to make you comfortable. We will give you a local anesthetic so that you do not feel any discomfort. After the decay is removed, the tooth is ready to... Read more
Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) Endodontics is a combination of the Greek words "Endo," which means "inside" and "odont," which means "tooth." Endodontic treatment involves treating the inside of the tooth. The other terminology for endodontic treatment is root canal therapy.... Read more
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. Do you want brighter, whiter teeth in one hour? Get ready to Zoom!