Regaining your healthy and beautiful smile
Even with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings, your teeth can still become damaged, whether it is through trauma or just general wear. In addition to experiencing pain while eating, sometimes this damage can lead to gum disease and infections. If left untreated, the damage can spread and worsen, leading to more serious medical issues. Our dentists are experienced in the latest restorative techniques that can help you regain a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile.
Each procedure is tailored to meet your specific needs, which can include anything from repairing the structure of the tooth to replacing the tooth entirely.
To fill damaged teeth, most people choose composite fillings over the traditional silver amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are white and can be matched to blend in with your other teeth. Durable and smooth, they're a great choice for your front teeth. In addition to filling cavities and cracks, they can also be used to fill spaces between teeth. Composite fillings usually only require one short session with Dr. Tikson or Dr. Eichenlaub.
Porcelain crowns are excellent for restoring teeth that have had significant damage. They are strong and smooth and can be fitted to your smile so they look and function exactly like the exterior part of the tooth they are replacing. Porcelain crowns are very durable, often lasting 15 years or longer with good dental hygiene.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacing teeth that function like natural teeth. Dental implants are created by placing titanium posts into the bone where the teeth are missing. The implant integrates with the bone, creating a strong foundation for the new teeth. Crowns are then placed on the implants to restore function and appearance.
For more extensive damage, our dentists may recommend removing the teeth entirely and replacing them with a bridge. Like crowns, bridges are made of porcelain and offer a smooth and durable restoration to your smile. They are especially useful in replacing multiple teeth simultaneously. Dr. Tikson, Dr. Eichenlaub, and our team will carefully evaluate the condition of your teeth and discuss their recommended procedure.
Another option for teeth with extensive damage are partial dentures—a removable prosthesis custom-made to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. Partial dentures are a less invasive procedure and are usually expandable if more are needed at a later time. They are also easy to clean and more affordable than other procedures.
For severe damage or tooth loss, full dentures are often an ideal, cost-effective solution— offering patients confidence and restored functionality. These removable prosthetics replace all teeth and are easy to care for. Custom-fitted to your unique health needs, full dentures are more advanced, comfortable, and natural-looking than ever before.