Restorative Dentistry

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

MARCH 2017
Celebrating 25 years of dental excellence

Restorative Dentistry Can Bring Back Your Smile

At times preventative dental care isn’t enough, and dental restoration is necessary. Whether we need to remove decay or fix a broken tooth, we offer a variety of personal restorative dental solutions. For instance, a crown can be placed to create structure to a broken tooth. Crowns, bridgework and dental implants offer life-like solutions to replace missing teeth.

Dr. Anthony works closely with dental specialist in our community to coordinate the best treatment for her patients.

Customized Solutions To Meet Your Needs

When it comes to restorative dentistry, we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why we make it our business to treat patients like individuals, evaluating them thoroughly, one mouth at a time. Once we get a chance to assess your condition, we will recommend a restorative dentistry solution designed especially for you. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Mercury-free Fillings

Dr Anthony offers patients many possibilities for treating teeth that have cavities. She is very proficient in filling teeth with natural-colored resin, or composite. Composite fillings can be successfully applied to front teeth for beautiful appearance and also to back teeth where grinding and chewing require durability.

When your tooth requires a filling due to decay, talk to Dr Anthony about all your options. She has a great reputation for pain-free restorations.

Filling Versus Crown (Impression)

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Dental Implants / Restorations

Many patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. When you choose an implant, Dr Anthony usually plans 3 phases of treatment:

  • Placement of the implant – Dr Anthony works with local specialists who surgically place the implant into the jawbone.
  • The healing process – An implant is strong because bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. The new implant must be completely integrated, sometimes taking a few months, before your replacement teeth can be attached.
  • Placement of the restoration – For single tooth implants, Dr Anthony custom makes a new crown for you, based on size, shape, and color to blend with your other teeth. Dr Anthony can also make implant-supported bridges or dentures to fit your mouth. These replacement teeth are attached to the implant posts.

Bridgework

If you are missing one or more teeth, it may be difficult to chew, speak or smile. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, Dr Anthony can discuss many solutions to replace missing teeth. A bridge is bonded into place and can span a space where one or more teeth have been lost. Dr Anthony will review the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of bridges to optimize your appearance, and dental health.