A cavity is formed when the bacteria in dental plaque erodes a hole in the enamel of one of your teeth. Because the cavity leaves your tooth exposed to further decay, you will need a filling to repair the hole. We provide white dental fillings that blend in with your tooth and form a strong protective barrier against further damage and decay.
An inlay functions similarly as a filling, but unlike a filling, it is created outside your mouth in a dental lab and placed in your tooth. We use inlays to restore parts of your teeth that are too damaged to support a filling but are not so damaged that you require a crown. Inlays also provide more structural support to your teeth than fillings.
Onlays are a restoration similar to inlays, except they are more extensive and usually restore the biting surfaces of your tooth.
If a tooth becomes badly decayed or is damaged, it may present a risk for harmful infection. If the tooth isn’t protected by a crown, the risk of fracture or infection could spread the pulp of the tooth, and you could lose the tooth. To prevent this, we place a porcelain crown over the damaged tooth to restore it to full function and protect it from further damage. Our crowns are designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth.
Dental bridges are used to restore a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. They provide strong replacement teeth that are bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. When you are fitted with a bridge, we will place crowns over the teeth adjacent to the gap and then fix one or more synthetic teeth to the crowns with a bridge.
CEREC restorations are high-quality ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers that are produced by our in-office CEREC computer-assisted system. Using CEREC, we can take impressions of your mouth digitally (without using uncomfortable impression trays) and produce a restoration in the same appointment. CEREC restorations are designed and colored to match your smile perfectly.
To learn more about dental restoration or book an appointment, give us a call today.