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Restorative

Mercury Free Dentistry

MERCURY FREE DENTISTRY

Mercury is a heavy metal and a known neurotoxin and is banned by many countries from its biologic and environmental concerns. The American Dental Association has remained firm in its position that amalgam (mercury) fillings are safe and allowable for patient care considering these other facts. Our office does not use any materials which are mercury containing and will restore and fill teeth with various other options:

  • Tooth Colored Composite Resin Fillings
  • Porcelain Restorations
  • Ceramic Bonded Restorations


Porcelain teeth Fillings

PORCELAIN TEETH FILLINGS

These are laboratory fabricated all ceramic inlays used to restore teeth to natural function, anatomy, and cosmetics. These restorations are bonded into the tooth and will blend in with the appearance as they are designed to match the tooth visually


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BONDING & CONTOURING

With the use of composite resin, we can adhesively apply (bond) this material to front teeth to:

  • Fill decayed areas
  • Cover over discolored teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Reduce spaces between teeth
  • Repair chipped or cracked areas

Bonding may not last as long as porcelain veneers, but is a faster and less costly alternative option for patients of all ages.

Contouring is a process of altering the shape, contour, or length of teeth to allow a more pleasing symmetrical appearance. It is many times used with the process of bonding or veneers to enhance the esthetic outcome.


dental Composite Resin Fillings

DENTAL COMPOSITE RESIN FILLINGS

A composite resin filling is the material of choice to fill small areas of decay or small damaged areas of the tooth. This filling is adhesively bonded into the tooth and will match its appearance. The magic of this material is that it is cured and hardened within seconds after its placement allowing a patient immediate use of the restoration.


Composite Resin Fillings

BRIDGES

Bridges are fixed, and non-removable appliances cemented onto prepared teeth to replace missing teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth with crowns attached to the ends. Bridges can also be constructed on top of dental implants to replace missing teeth as well. A bridge can be composed of various materials from all ceramic materials to porcelain fused to precious metals such as gold.

Bridges are an effective way of replacing multiple missing teeth and will allow:

  • Proper chewing function
  • Proper support and stability
  • Anatomic facial support due to missing teeth
  • Proper occlusion by preventing surrounding teeth being able to shift or move into the empty missing areas
  • Restore the appearance and natural smile of a patient


Composite Resin Fillings

IMPLANTS

Dental implants are the artificial tooth root that supports the restoration for missing teeth. They are a popular and effective option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw and work as an anchor for replaced teeth. Dental implants maintains jaw bone, prevents bone loss and support facial features.

Implants allow for many various types of prosthetic options for patients that once only had limited choices. They are the biggest paradigm change in dental treatment planning to date.


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CROWNS

These are non-removable cemented single “caps” that cover a tooth and can:

  • Restore a badly decayed tooth
  • Repair a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Encase a heavily filled tooth that is breaking down
  • Restore a significantly worn down or eroded tooth
  • Cosmetically alter a misshapen, discolored, or chipped tooth

Crowns can be composed of various materials from all ceramic, porcelain fused to precious metals (such as gold), or full gold crowns.

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