Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include amalgam and composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and composite resin compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth's location, we may recommend a specific type of filling material.
Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
When tooth removal is necessary, we do simple and complex (surgical) extractions with local anesthesia and if needed, we offer oral sedation or nitrous oxide.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.