We use fillings to treat cavities that occur in your teeth. When bacteria builds up on your teeth and is left for a while it will tend to start eating away at the structure therein. We will drill the decay out of your tooth and use the filling to make your tooth whole again. We offer tooth-colored (composite) fillings and amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a fantastic option that allows us to drill smaller portions of the tooth and still have a successful filling. Amalgam fillings are what most people think of when they think of fillings—metallic and silver in appearance. Anymore, the only time we use amalgam fillings is when a large amount of drilling is required.
Dental crowns are used to salvage a tooth that would otherwise fail without our intervention. When a tooth is near failure due to decay or trauma, a crown is a viable option that allows you to keep your natural tooth. We will measure your tooth and take an impression of it to use as a mold for the creation of the crown.
We will reshape your tooth in order to place the crown over the top of it. Once it has been shaped appropriately we can attach the crown over it using permanent dental cement. The crown will look and act exactly as your natural tooth would.
Dental implants are a great way to replace lost teeth. Losing a tooth can bring a whole host of unwanted side effects. When a tooth is lost and not replaced the teeth next to the gap begin to loosen and the bone where the tooth used to be will begin to recede. Once bone loss starts It is likely that other teeth will be lost. Your bite can even change resulting in chipped and cracked teeth.
A dental implant is a surgically placed dental appliance that grows into the bone of your jaw. Having dental implants placed can prevent further tooth loss and even stimulate the bone in your jaw to regrow. A dental implant looks and acts just like your real teeth.
ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained dental implant focused oral surgeon will place your implant.
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Dental Bridges offer a tooth replacement solution to those who have lost one to four teeth in a row. A bridge can make a huge difference to someone who has had to go without teeth. Being able to speak properly and chew your food can make a big difference in life. Dental bridges give people their dignity and self-image back.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is performed when decay has reached the inner portion of the tooth and has begun to affect the root. In order to save the tooth, it is hollowed out and filled with an inert substance that helps it to retain its structure. In the long run, root canal therapy saves people literally thousands of dollars on dental bills that would otherwise be spent on expensive dental appliances like implants.
Take Care of Your Teeth!
We highly encourage you to keep a rigorous dental hygiene routine in order to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. All of the restorative dental procedures listed above need just as much care as your teeth in order to have a long lifespan. Brushing after breakfast and again before bed is a great way to keep plaque from forming on your teeth. Flossing at least once a day is critical in order to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth.
If you want to give your oral health routine an extra kick, it can help quite a bit to rinse your mouth out after snacks and midday meals. Rinsing with water can help to wash away food particles and even the bacteria that causes plaque. Coming to see us at least twice a year for a cleaning and dental exam is also highly recommended.
Please call us today at (541) 773-5441 to schedule your appointment.