Restorative Care

Whether it's one problem tooth, several areas of concern, or teeth compromised by an accident, there are solutions to give you functional, beautiful teeth once again.

Fillings

Perhaps the most common of all dental procedures is a filling. A variety of factors can contribute to the decay of a tooth surface which results in what is often referred to as a tooth ache.

In order to restore a tooth with decay, we start by removing decay, and then use tooth-colored filling material in order to make the tooth whole again. This helps prevent further decay and allows the tooth to be chewed on without any pain.

Sometimes decay can progresses further than what a simple filling is capable of restoring. In those cases, the doctor may recommend a crown or cap in order to restore the tooth.

Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that look just like normal teeth and are used in a few different scenarios to restore a tooth surface. One common scenario is when too much of a tooth surface has deteriorated from decay and can no longer benefit from a simple filling.

The procedure involves two short visits to the office:

The first visit is used to prepare the tooth for the crown. At the end of the first visit, we place a temporary crown and send an impression to a local high-quality lab.

A short time after the first visit, the second visit is used to replace the temporary crown is replaced with the permanent crown from the lab.

Why use local labs?

In order to provide the highest quality crowns to our patients we use only the very best local labs instead of sending these cases to unregulated overseas labs. Our lab partners create long-lasting permanent crowns and are able to provide a custom tooth shade that matches your other teeth.

Root Canals

In certain cases, decay advances to the point where it has damaged the dental pulp - or nerve of the tooth. The most common symptoms of this are pain, sensitivity, swelling. The root canal procedure removes this infected or dead nerve.

The procedure is completed by using a crown to cap the remaining structure and restore the tooth.