Restorative Dentistry

If your teeth are chipped, cracked, or broken, we can repair them. Our doctors have extensive experience in the art of restorative dentistry, which is solely dedicated to help people’s damaged smiles. If your teeth have seen better days, don’t worry, we can bring them back to their former glory. We have a variety of treatments that can address any problem your teeth might have, and they will all give you a functional, gorgeous smile.

Another excellent option for our patients who have missing teeth or other dental issues is oral surgery, which encompasses treatment options such as dental implants, the extraction of wisdom teeth, and bone grafting. In the case of dental implants, surgically placed roots of teeth are fitted to secure dental crowns. Removing wisdom teeth is recommended when there is not sufficient room in the mouth to house surrounding teeth, which can cause infection, impaction, or partially erupted teeth. Lastly, bone grafting involves the transfer of bone from one jaw area to another and is recommended when patients have a dental implant. Both general dentists and oral surgeons can perform these procedures depending on the type of operation.

Porcelain fillings are designed for patients who feel self-conscious about the cavity-covered silver linings in their mouth when they smile. These tooth-colored fillings, made of durable composite resin, are attractive and match the natural color of teeth. Designed to hide small- to mid-sized cavities, porcelain fillings are highly durable and resistant to stains. In addition, they don’t require our dentist to remove as much of your tooth structure as silver fillings do.

Though uttered by fear by many a patient, root canals are not nearly as awful as people make them out to be—and they are highly important for patients whose tooth decay or injury has caused an infection within the pulp portion of the mouth. This type of infection may go unnoticed at first, but as time goes on individuals may feel swelling in their mouths or an abscess. Our dentists can remove the infection and prevent it from spreading through a root canal. And thankfully, laser root canals offered these days can make the process, more comfortable and faster and often do a more thorough job than the conventional method.

An alternative to having a root canal done is pulp capping, which an option when the infection has not yet penetrated the interior tooth. This option prevents a large dental filling from getting too close to a nerve.

Tooth extractions are a last resort by our dentists, but in certain situations removing teeth is an unavoidable recommendation. The most common reasons patients must have their teeth extracted include when harmful tooth decay is affecting surrounding teeth; the crowding of teeth is causing orthodontic treatment issues; prominent cracks, fractures, or breaks are causing facial issues; infection spreads to gums, leading to problems such as abscess; and wisdom teeth are causing the eruption or lack of jaw space.