When you have a cavity it is actually bacterial infection of your tooth. With regular checkups we are often able to catch these cavities when they are very small and can be fixed with just a tooth colored filling. If the cavities are allowed to get larger sometimes the tooth can become abscessed or break. To remove the cavity in the tooth we gently numb the area and once the cavity is removed we will fill it with a tooth colored composite resin which restores your tooth back to its proper shape and allows you to chew like normal.
Crowns and Bridges
When a tooth breaks sometimes it is broken enough that we can no longer place just a filling in the tooth. In these instances we need to place a crown on the tooth. Think of a crown like a protective hat for your tooth. This crown is usually made out of a very high strength ceramic material and looks and feels just like your own tooth. Bridges are a series of crowns connected together and used to replace areas of missing teeth in your mouth. Bridges can only be used to replace missing teeth when there are teeth on each side of the spaces in your mouth.
Dentures are removable appliances to replace missing teeth. We provide services for complete dentures (when you are missing all of your teeth) as well as partial dentures (when you are missing only a few of your teeth). We strive to fabricate life like esthetic dentures that mimic what your natural teeth looked like. Often times we are able to make your new dentures or existing dentures much more secure with the use of dental implants.
Many people suffer from pain in their TMJ's. Often the cause of this pain is from clenching or grinding your teeth at night. We are able to successfully treat many cases of TMJ pain with the use of a bite guard. A bite guard is similar to a mouth guard but it is designed to relieve the stress placed onto your TMJ's by clenching or grinding your teeth as well as protecting your teeth from further wear.