Clearview Family Dentistry offers restorative procedures to repair and replace teeth.
The goal of restorative treatment is to regain the form and function of the dentition. We will discuss treatment options for your specific dental needs.
Dental fillings are a standard procedure that is used to repair a tooth that has been damaged.
The process involves removing the compromised portion of the tooth and filling the area with composite resin (tooth colored) to restore the form and function. We have a specific type of composite that we use on the front teeth that changes shade to match the tooth structure around it for ideal blending.
Dental Crowns (Caps)
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a damaged tooth.
Our lab fabricated crowns are made of strong ceramic materials. Two appointments are needed to complete the crown. The first appointment is spent preparing the tooth
for the crown. The second appointment is much shorter, and we permanently cement the crown on the tooth.
A dental bridge is a type of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth.
The bridge consists of a false tooth supported by crowns on either side. The crowns are permanently placed over the natural teeth (or over dental implants) adjacent to the missing tooth. Similar to crowns, it takes two appointments to complete the bridge.
Dental implants are a way to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are surgically placed into the bone.
After the implant has been placed, the bone will fuse to the implant, which creates a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. A crown is then either screwed or
cemented onto the implant.
Bite Alignment Therapy
Bite alignment therapy, also known as occlusal adjustment or equilibration, is a dental procedure used to correct problems with how the upper and lower teeth come together.
This therapy is often recommended to address problems such as tooth wear, jaw pain, and difficulty chewing. An orthotic device called a deprogrammer will be used to effectively diagnose the cause of the occlusal dysfunction. Treatment may involve orthodontics, mild reshaping of the teeth, restorations of worn dentition, or a combination of these treatments.