Tooth colored composite fillings are smaller than silver fillings, and blend right in with your enamel. This requires less tooth preparation and helps maintain more natural enamel than traditional fillings. White fillings are free of metals and can be placed on nearly any tooth in the mouth. You can even ask to have your old silver fillings removed and replaced with white fillings for a smile that looks more natural.
Inlays / Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are ideal for restoring teeth that are too broken down or decayed for a traditional filling, yet don’t need a full coverage crown. Inlays and onlays restore up to 3/4 of the crown of the tooth. They are ideal for teeth farther back in the mouth such as the premolars and molars. Two appointments are necessary to complete the treatment – the first being a preparation and impression visit, and the second visit two weeks later for the restoration to be permanently cemented into place on the tooth.
Metal free, porcelain crowns are both functional and esthetic in appearance. Porcelain crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth, when teeth have been badly damaged and can no longer function without breaking down or being at risk of fracture. Because they’re matched to the color of your teeth, they can be placed in an area of your mouth without compromising the way your smile looks. Crowns are typically used on top of teeth that have been treated with a root canal, experienced large fractures or decay, or have a very large restoration that needs to be removed.
A dental bridge is like a porcelain crown that is suspended between two functional crowns and placed in an area of the mouth where there is a missing tooth. Bridges can replace up to two missing teeth, as long as there are healthy teeth on either end to support the restoration. Dr. Myers uses metal-free bridges that look natural and can be used in any area of the mouth. The treatment process is similar to that used when completing crowns, and requires two appointments.
Partials & Dentures
If you have several missing teeth and are looking for an economical, yet functional tooth replacement, then removable dentures or partials are a classic treatment option. Our partials and dentures are made of sturdy materials that create the appearance of real tooth and gum tissue on a metal or acrylic base that is held in place by existing teeth or the natural bone ridge in your mouth.
If you are missing one or more teeth due to decay, injury or disease, but don’t like the idea of conventional dentures, you may be a candidate for TeethXpress. This solution secures your denture to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures. To learn more, click here or ask Dr. Myers about it during your next visit.
Dental implants are perfect for anchoring individual dental crowns, multiple-tooth bridges, or even full-mouth dentures. Unlike other restorations, implants replace the entire tooth, from the root up. Dr. Myers is proud to offer start-to-finish implant placement and restorative services, so there’s no need to see a second doctor for the first phase of your treatment. Find out more about our dental implants.
Occasionally, teeth can experience nerve damage due to trauma or infection. Restoring the tooth from the inside out is performed by removing damaged nerve tissue and placing a filling material within the nerve chamber of the tooth to seal off further infection. We offer in-house root canal therapy so you’ll never need to see a specialist for your root canal therapy. Following the completion of your root canal we will also discuss crown options with you.
Whether you need a minor extraction due to dental disease or a wisdom tooth removed, we can help. Dr. Myers offers all types of oral surgery and extraction services here in our practice. Thanks to our sedation dentistry options, patients can comfortably have the entire treatment completed in one visit. If you’ve been told that you need to see an oral surgeon for your tooth removal needs, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Myers for a more affordable extraction option.