We emphasize form and function—beauty and comfort—in all of our restorative work. When you have seriously decayed, weakened, broken or missing teeth, we’ll relieve your pain and restore your smile so that you look your best.
We use bonded ceramic composite resins for tooth restorations. Not only do these “filling” look natural, they eliminate many of the shortcomings of the old fashioned silver fillings. They seal the teeth better, insulate against hot and cold better, and if they wear down they can be repaired easier. Many people who are undergoing a cosmetic improvement on their front teeth elect to have dark silver fillings in their back teeth replaced with the bonded ceramic resins to provide a total cosmetic improvement.
Porcelain veneers are durable coverings for your teeth that can change their position, shape, size and color. Porcelain veneers can be a good solution for anyone with chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or slightly crooked front teeth. They provide a completely improved and dazzling smile in just a few appointments.
Whitening your teeth is a quick and effective way to improve your smile. We offer two types of teeth whitening: Zoom in-office, which takes about two hours, and DayWhite take-home trays (which you can use for the initial treatment and then for touchup whitenings later). You can combine the two systems to get extra-terrific results.
We use bonding materials to correct small defects in your smile—gaps between teeth, spots, chips and discoloration and even fractures. After the bonding material is applied to your tooth, the doctor sculpts it to the proper shape and then hardens it with a special lamp. Bonding allows us to make big improvements in just one visit, without the need for any numbing.
All Porcelain Onlays, Inlays and Crowns
If you have a large area of decay in your tooth, the doctors prefer to try to conserve the tooth structure by doing porcelain onlays whenever possible. Onlays cover one or more of the cusps (bumps) in your tooth. Onlays, which are bonded into place, strengthen the tooth and keep it looking natural Gum tissue stays healthier around onlays, too, particularly when compared to a crown that uses metal parts.
Inlays are similar to onlays, but fit within the cusps of your tooth.
A crown covers the tooth above the gum to restore its appearance and function, and may be used when a tooth is cracked, broken, decayed or worn.
We use strong, tooth-colored porcelain for our onlays, inlays and crowns. Porcelain material closely matches the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates so your tooth does not crack.
When a tooth is missing, other teeth in your mouth may shift out of position. A fixed bridge is an appliance made of porcelain that takes the place of a missing tooth in the back of your mouth, preventing teeth from shifting and stabilizing your bite.
In our practice we use porcelain bridges with an 88% gold substructure. This gives the bridge a strong substructure with the look of a natural tooth.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We use implants to help support dentures and to keep them from moving on your gums. This gives you the look and feel of natural teeth. For partial dentures, we make sure that all clasps are hidden, so there’s no telltale glint of metal in your mouth.
Root canal therapy can help save a tooth whose root has been damaged or destroyed. We work with an endodontist – Dr. Melvin Weissburg—who comes into our office on Saturdays so our patients can have root canals done in our office at their convenience.
We restore all types of dental implants.
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