FILLINGS CROWNS ROOT CANALS COMPLETE & PARTIAL BRIDGES
EXTRACTIONS & ORAL SURGERY DENTURES & REPAIRS ANESTHESIA & SEDATION
A filling is a tooth-colored plastic mixture used to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. We use our portable equipment to clean out the affected area and high-quality composite materials to fill the remaining cavity, both of which help prevent further decay.
When a tooth has a cavity or crack that encompasses half the width of the tooth or more, it often needs a crown, also known as a “cap”. Cracked or decay ridden teeth are usually so weak to be restored any other way, so a crown – which covers the entire tooth – is placed. The crown itself is designed to save what is left of a tooth and prevent further degradation.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the nerve or pulp of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it. Our portable operatory allows us to perform root canals easily and safely.
A bridge is typically used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth or teeth once stood. Gaps caused by missing teeth often cause remaining teeth to shift, which can cause undue stress on other teeth as well on jaw joints.
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, our dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment. But when there is too much damage for a tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted – or removed – from its socket. Our doctor is able to perform simple surgical extractions on-site.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back in your mouth. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures replace a full set of teeth while partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. Our dentist will provide you with options and help you choose the type of denture that is most comfortable and natural in appearance.
Anesthesia is administered prior to a procedure to help dull pain or sedate a patient. The most common form is local anesthesia, meaning that it dulls pain in all or part of the mouth during dental work, but does not cause the patient to go to sleep. Some people may require conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is often used, as are oral sedatives and oral injections.