Crowns and Bridge Dentistry
If a tooth becomes damaged by caries or trauma, it usually can be repaired directly with a filling. In some cases, the damage is so extensive that it would be best repaired with a crown, or partial crown.
To make a crown, the dentist must cut away the enamel of the tooth in a manner that allows for a crown to be placed over top. It usually takes two appointments. In the first appointment, the dentist "prepares" the tooth, takes impressions, and places a temporary crown. The impression is sent to the lab and a dental technician makes the crown. At the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the new crown is cemented in place.
Crowns can be made from many materials, including gold, porcelain, and a combination of both.
Dental Bridges are like crowns, but they are used to replace missing teeth. They require healthy teeth on either side of a space in order to support the bridge.
We offer a broad range of cosmetic dental services to help you improve your smile.
Treatments can range from a simple take home tooth whitening kit, to a comprehensive smile makeover. We have general dentists and certified dental specialists that can work together to help you meet your goals.
Give us a call today to find out more!
Cleanings and Basic Dental Care
The most important aspect of our dental practice is to promote healthy smiles.
We complete a thorough examination and cleaning on every new patient who comes in to the office for general dental care. It is the best way for me to really learn where someone is in their dental health.
After a complete dental examination, we begin your care with a through dental cleaning, and instructions on how to take care of things at home. Once we see that you have mastered the art of taking care of your smile, we can move on to any other concerns.
We want everyone to focus on keeping a clean and healthy set of teeth!
Root Canal Treatments
When a tooth is severely damaged by decay or trauma, the nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth can die, allowing it to get infected by bacteria.
A "root canal" procedure is then recommended to clean out the inside of the tooth and to seal it with a filling material. It is then often preferred to place a dental crown on a root canal treated tooth.
Our general dentists can provide you with root canal treatments. If you have a tricky root canal, however, we will direct you to a root canal specialist (endodontist)