The highly trained team of dentists at Arbor Dental are very experienced in restorative dentistry. This includes several custom treatment plans including the process of covering up or crowning a tooth, which strengthens your tooth as well as improves your appearance. If root canal work or damaged or diseased teeth need to be removed prior to restorative work being performed, Arbor’s dental team will be able to perform the root canal procedure or oral surgery conveniently right in our office.
When a dental filling is required, our dentists and staff at Arbor Dental Group can provide aesthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations. These dental composite fillings closely match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth while protecting them from further harm and providing a beautiful smile. If you have previously received silver or composite dental fillings over the years, as apart of your state of the art dentistry, our team at Arbor Dental Group will closely monitor them for any signs of failure. After extended wear over a period of years, dental fillings can start to break down at the edges. This can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
Even though they are known to be safe and have been utilized for many years, there are many disadvantages to silver fillings. These are Made of an amalgam of metal, and these silver fillings can corrode, resulting in stains and damage to your teeth. These fillings also tend to expand and contract, which can cause cracking in the tooth structure. The edges of these fillings can also wear down, weaken, or break, leading to recurring decay or fracturing of teeth.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Tooth-colored/bonded restorations provide natural-looking White dental fillings that strengthen teeth while preventing further tooth decay. Generally completed during one office visit, this bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Composite restorations come in a variety of shades to match the color of the actual and surrounding tooth structures.
Our goal at Arbor Dental Group is to provide dental crowns that look and feel like your natural teeth. They are generally made out of materials like high-grade porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain bonded to gold. Fitting a crown requires two visits to Arbor Dental Group.
Initially, our dentists and staff will remove any decay, shape the tooth as needed, and then fit the tooth with a temporary crown.
At the next visit, our dentists and staff will remove the temporary crown, replacing it with a permanent, custom-made crown. Once adjusted, if necessary, the permanent crown will be cemented into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Missing teeth affects good dental and overall health. One of the worst side effects of missing teeth is an increased risk of gum disease. Dental bridges reduce this trend by replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges can be made using porcelain, gold, or a combination of these materials. A fixed bridge involves the placement of crowns on the abutment teeth, or by bonding artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth.
Fitting a dental bridge usually takes two appointments to complete. Our dentists and staff will first prepare the teeth, then take impressions of your teeth in order for the lab to precisely construct the dental bridge. Between appointments, a temporary bridge will be provided to protect the teeth.A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. Good dental care of these teeth is critically important, as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.