From small restorations to more advanced procedures, our restorative dentistry services focus on preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible. If a tooth can be saved, we will do everything to help you retain it. Our goal is to maintain as many of your own teeth as we can. We evaluate your needs and formulate a treatment plan to restore your smile back to its strength, stability, and natural beauty. With a variety of services available, we will help you decide which restoration is right for you.
Our practice has been using bonded composite fillings for over thirty years. These tooth-colored fillings blend in with the natural look of your teeth and help restore your teeth when they’ve been damaged by fracture or decay. This is one of the most common restorations we perform, and our process requires minimal preparation of the tooth’s surface–that means less drilling.
Inlays and onlays are restorations which can repair teeth with mild to moderate decay. Teeth that are too damaged to accept a traditional filling can benefit from inlay or onlay treatment. An inlay is similar to a filling, as it covers the inside of the cusps of the teeth. An onlay is a larger restoration, as it extends to cover one or more cusps of the teeth. Inlay and onlay restorations actually strengthen the tooth and are a great option when a tooth restoration doesn’t require an entire crown.
A crown is a cap placed over an existing tooth to strengthen, protect and support teeth that have fractured, received root canal therapy, or are too damaged to be filled. Porcelain crowns cover the tooth’s surface and are expertly matched to the shade of your natural teeth.
Bridges are a treatment used to replace missing teeth, when the neighboring teeth are healthy. A bridge utilizes a crown on each end, which is placed on the tooth on each side of the gap. A prosthetic tooth replaces the missing teeth and is anchored by the supporting crowns.
At Whole Life Dentistry, we understand that tooth loss can cause anxiety and some patients may need several or all of their teeth replaced. This understanding is why we provide partial and complete denture fabrication, custom created to fit your mouth. Partials are a removable dental prosthesis that clasp onto existing teeth while false teeth fill in the gaps. Complete dentures are available to patients who need to replace all of their teeth. We strive for comfort and fit for all of our denture services.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution for missing teeth. A titanium replacement root fuses with the jaw and acts as a root for your missing teeth. Once the implant is secure, a customized crown or bridge is created and bonded to the post. Implants are a great solution for one, several, or all of your missing teeth, and are designed to look and function like real teeth. Read more at our implant page.
If your nerve tissue has become infected or damaged, you may need root canal (endodontic) treatment. Many people are concerned about having a root canal therapy, but we make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire procedure. Our root canal procedure allows us to save an abscessed or severely damaged tooth that would otherwise require extraction. With modern technology and our dentists’ expert skill, we eliminate the pain caused by an abscessed tooth and help you avoid the loss of a tooth.