Dr. Yarnell and her whole team are dedicated to keeping patients’ smiles whole and healthy for life. When dental decay or damage occurs, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry services to renew and repair smiles effectively and efficiently. While most restorative options require two or more visits to complete, we’re proud to offer CEREC® same-day dentistry solutions. Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment with us today.
Dental crowns are the most frequently used smile restorations because they offer versatile restoration for a variety of oral health concerns, including:
Unlike traditional amalgam fillings that are silver or metal-colored in appearance, composite resin fillings blend seamlessly within patients’ smiles. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are applied directly to the prepared surfaces of damaged teeth creating a strong, durable bond between teeth and fillings that are less likely to chip, crack, or break away over time. Composite resin fillings protect teeth from additional damage, and the strong bond between filling and enamel reduces the risk for future decay by preventing bacteria from accessing the space between the filling and the tooth. At our office, strong, tooth-colored bonded restorations can be milled from various materials using CEREC technology in just one appointment.
For patients with more extensive tooth loss, traditional partial and full dentures offer a viable solution to renew the form and function of patients’ smiles. Partial dentures are crafted from a series of replacement teeth set into a gum colored base. Clasped into place with metal clips or bars, partial dentures fill the gaps in patients’ smiles comfortably and effectively. Full dentures combine an arch of replacement teeth and a more extensive base that is formed to fit snugly against the gums and jawline through natural suction.
We work hard to help patients keep their naturally healthy smiles whole for life, but there are some instances in which extraction is the best option to protect patients’ overall oral health. Some situations when we may recommend extraction include:
If you need protection for a tooth or already have missing teeth, ask our dental team about the various tooth replacement options that are available at our practice including dental implants.