Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dental Care


Dental Fillings

We provide esthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations when a filling is required for one of your teeth. These fillings are closely matched to your existing teeth to achieve the most natural-looking result. Our Dentist will also closely monitor your old or existing fillings for any signs of failure. After years of use, fillings can start to break down at the edges, which can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Tooth-colored/bonded restorations are fillings that help add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and are very strong due to new bonding technologies. There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Composite restorations come in a variety of shades to create a color that is nearly identical to that of actual tooth structure. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.

Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of silver fillings can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and can lead to recurring decay at the edges. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can cause tooth cracks. Silver fillings can corrode and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Fortunately, they can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.

Dental Crown

Our goal is to provide dental work that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. Crowns are generally used to support damaged teeth, teeth with cracks or large existing restorations, and fix functional chewing problems. Material used for crowns are high-grade porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain bonded to gold. Fitting a crown requires at least two visits. Initially, your Dentist will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. On the subsequent visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown will be fitted and adjusted. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth!

Periodontal Disease, Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal disease, also referred to as periodontitis or gum disease, occurs when the bone and gums around the teeth are compromised by localized infections. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progresses, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Scaling and root planning of the compromised teeth is the most common and conservative form of treatment for periodontal disease, allowing your dentist and a registered dental hygienist to do a deeper cleaning between the teeth and gums to prevent the disease from progressing.