Crowns are used when a tooth is broken, fractured or has a large old filling that is severely damaged. Crowns protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.
Bridges are made when one or more teeth are missing.
A bridge is one or more replacement teeth that are anchored by one or more crowns on either side.
Our on-site dental laboratory creates all crown and bridge work and works closely with the doctors and patients.
We use composite resin (plastic white) fillings, instead of "silver" mercury. Composite fillings help support and hold a tooth together, making it less likely to fracture.
They are also cosmetically superior because their color can be matched to the color of the tooth, making the filling almost invisible.
Root canal therapy consists of removing the infected pulp that lies within the root canals of a tooth, and the sealing of the root ends to prohibit further infection.
We recommend root canal therapy only when we believe it will be successful which is 90-95% of the time.