Dental Restorations & Fillings
Dental restorations - also called fillings - are used to repair the structural integrity of damaged tooth structures. Typically, such damages are a result of dental cavities or external trauma. With dental filings, we can restore both function and aesthetics.
Dental filings involve to placing a malleable filling material into the damaged area. After the material hardens, it is able to provide structural support for the tooth. A dental filling procedure is fairly simple and we can usually complete it in one visit. In addition, we can also remove old amalgam fillings and replace them with beautiful composite fillings!
A dental crown is a cap that encircles a tooth or implant. We use a dental crown to cover the afflicted tooth and to restore the shape, size, function, and structure. Crowns are held in place by dental cement and encloses the majority of the visible portion of a tooth.
Dental crowns are typically needed to cover weakened teeth - such as one that has suffered from significant decay or one that is cracked or broken. We can also use crowns to restore aesthetics such as if a tooth is particularly discolored. Dental crowns typically last between 5 to 15 years.
A dental bridge "bridge" gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges are supported by two natural teeth or implants. Two crowns are placed on the natural teeth/implants which are then become the support for the fake teeth that fill the gap.
We use dental bridges to restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile. Dental bridges can also help preserve your existing teeth's positions, restore your bite, and maintain your jaw shape.