At times there is more tooth structure
loss than is ideally restored by fillings
alone. If this is the case a crown or
“cap” may be recommended. A crown
is a two visit procedure in which the
outer portion of the tooth is taken
down in order to allow for a shell
specific to your bite to be made and
permanently placed over the tooth.
They are tooth colored in appearance
and blend naturally with your smile.
Fillings are placed in teeth to restore the
original form and function after tooth
structure loss has occurred. This can be
due to breakage, decay (“cavities”), or
misshaped teeth. Fillings can be tooth
colored in appearance and unnoticable.
Maintaining and restoring your natural teeth is beneficial to your health for many reasons. There are different treatment options depending
on the extent of tooth loss and your goals for a healthy smile.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are not as terrible as their
reputation precedes them to be.
When the vital structure of the tooth
has become infected or died it needs
to be cleaned then sealed to maintain
the tooth. This can be done as pain-
free as other dental procedures and
allows you to retain the tooth for
many more years.
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Removable partial dentures are
a great alternative to fixed
bridges. At times a fixed
replacement is not an option to
replace teeth and a removable
partial denture is another
option. A removable appliance
will also replace teeth across
the arch all in one.
Unfortunately complete tooth
loss is a reality. We can help
you get back your smile and
function with dentures. We
will help you to feel
comfortable and confident in
your everyday life.
As an alternative to
bridges, a fixed single tooth
replacement option often
includes implant dentistry.
Dental Implants are also
used in conjunction with
complete dentures to
increase retention and
A bridge is a permanent
fixed option that is
bonded to the teeth
located on either side of
a missing tooth.
Essentially it is two
crowns attached to a
tooth that “bridges” a
space. The procedure is
much like a crown.
Your Oral health has huge
implications on your overall
health. Regular dental visits are
important in establishing a
healthy lifestyle. At your routine
hygiene visit you can expect a
dental cleaning and examination
including an oral cancer
screening and necessary
radiographs. Vikki and Leighann
also are thorough in discussing
proper homecare routines and
oral health education.
Our goal is to give you
for your oral health including the
frequency with which we should
see you, configure a dental
treatment plan, and answer your
questions or concerns.
Diagnosis and Treatment
planning are essential to
your dental health. Our
scope of treatment includes
restoration by fillings or
crowns, tooth replacement
by removable appliances such
as complete or partial
dentures, or fixed options,
such as, bridges or implant
restoration. We also perform
root canal therapy,
extractions and Invisalign.