general dentistry

Fillings | Endodontics (Root Canal) | Extractions |
CEREC Crowns | Crowns & Bridges | Dentures & Partials | Dental Implants

Fillings

Once decay has been removed, a tooth may be restored with either a composite resin (tooth colored) filling or a silver (amalgam) filling. Composites resin fillings have a more aesthetic appearance and they do not contain mercury.

 

Endodontics( Roor canal therapy)

Root canal therapy permits us to save an abscessed tooth, which if left untreated would need to be extracted. Infected nerve material is removed from the canals within the root of the tooth. The canals are then filled with a rubberbased material. If you have further questions about Root Canal please visit our education center.

 

Extractions

Simple, routine extractions may be done in our office. Because of the complexity of removing wisdom teeth, we will provide a referral to an oral surgeon.

CEREC Crowns

CEREC technology allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic looking crowns right here at the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the esthetics are beautiful.

 

CEREC benefits at a glance:

    • one visit
    • no impressions
    • no temporaries
    • metal-free
    • highly aesthetic
    • long lasting

Crowns & Bridges

A crown is a custom-made full-coverage restoration, placed over a tooth when there is not enough healthy tooth structure left to support a filling. It may be made from either gold or porcelain, depending on what you and the dentist decide is right for your tooth.

 

EXcrownBAthmbYou may click on the image to the left to see before and after examples of crowns. In this case, Dr. Kim removed the old composite resin bonding on the upper front teeth and replaced them with porcelain crowns.


 

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. The tooth on each side of the missing tooth is crowned and a false tooth is attached between them to “bridge” the gap.

You may click on the image to the left to see before and after examples of a bridge. In this case, the bridge extends across the front six teeth.EXbridgeBAthmb


 

Dentures & Partials

Dentures and partials offer a removable replacement for missing teeth. If you have any questions regarding dentures and partials the dentist will be able to provide you with additional information.

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly common way to replace missing teeth. In this procedure an implant is surgically placed in the jawbone by an oral surgeon or periodontist. After a healing period of 4-6 months to allow the implant to fuse to the bone, the final restoration – placement of an abutment and implant crown – is completed in our office. Please consult with the dentist to determine if this is the best option for you.