Restorative Dental Care
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, use a tooth-colored resin to fill in cavities. The fillings have a natural appearance and enable it to blend with the surrounding tooth structure.
Crown and Bridge
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a single tooth with new material. Some people also call it a “cap”. Crowns can be made from many different materials, like gold, porcelain, a tooth-colored metal called zirconia, or any combination of the above. A crown’s purpose is to restore the tooth back to normal shape and function.
This means it will replace any missing tooth structure, reinforce and brace any cracks, and stabilize weakened teeth. Crowns are necessary for teeth that have a significant breakdown due to large cavities, cracks, or extreme wear. We also use crowns to protect teeth with root canal treatments, which are prone to breaking.
A bridge is a dental treatment using multiple crowns connected together in order to replace a missing tooth. The most common is a three-unit bridge, which uses two teeth as anchors for one replacement tooth.
Full Mouth Restoration
Many times our patients are self-conscious about their smile due to injuries, oral health issues, severe grinding, or decay and want a smile that feels and looks healthy. A full mouth restoration is when both the upper and lower teeth are restored together to bring the teeth and bite into normal function whereas a smile makeover is done solely for aesthetics.
If you are missing teeth, you may have noticed that your ability to eat and talk is impaired. You may be embarrassed about your smile and feel inhibited in social situations. Dental implants can give you a new lease on life by providing you with the ability to once again eat, talk, and smile bright. Replacing missing teeth can also improve your facial structure, preventing a sunken look.
Splint Therapy & Night Guards
Occasional teeth grinding and clenching is common and experienced by most people at one time or another. However, for some people, teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) is a chronic problem. Dr. Young wants you to protect your smile and well-being. She utilizes custom splint therapy and night guards to help with:
• Jaw pain
• Face pain
• Neck pain
• Jaw disorders
• Enamel wear
• Tooth and restoration breakage
Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today!