Restorative treatments are utilized to replace old fillings, broken teeth or missing teeth. In each situation we evaluate the patient's condition based on a thorough examination and utilizing other diagnostic tools. A treatment recommendation is then made for the strongest, longest lasting restoration available for the particular condition.

Please review your treatment options and technical information below for a perfect smile.

Crowns and Bridges
Inlays and Onlays
Root Canals
White Composite Restorations
Dentures and Partials
TMJ Therapy
Hygiene/Periodonal Therapy


   

Crowns and Bridges
Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function.  A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of bridge consists of crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth or teeth to them. 

Another type of bridge consists of the replacement tooth attached to the adjacent teeth with wing-like appendages. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants. 
Crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics.


Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to replace silver fillings.  They are usually made from composite resin material, or porcelain.  Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth, and conserve much of your natural tooth structure.

Root Canals
Retaining your natural teeth should always be our first choice, and root canal therapy is the most common and effective procedure for saving a damaged or diseased tooth.

Inside of each tooth's hard outer shell is a nourishing pulp of blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves. The root canals of your teeth extend to the jawbone and they contain this pulp. Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, can save a tooth whose pulp is diseased or damaged.

White Composite Restorations
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

Dentures and Partials
An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drifting into the surrounding space. Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth.

A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks.

TMJ Therapy
Over 50 million Americans annually have headaches so severe that they seek medical help. Most of these people state that their head pain is a disruptive force in their daily lives. The majority of these patients suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).

TMJ is a group of separate but related disorders of the temporomandibular joint and all the associated muscles, ligaments, nerves, etc. Unfortunately, TMJs are the most frequently misdiagnosed of the medical/dental conditions.

Dr. Weber will create customized dental appliances to treat TMJ, snoring and night grinding. Dental appliances are often part of a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to protect your new smile.

Most people find they become accustomed to a corrective or protective dental appliance in a very short period of time. Any custom dental appliance you might need will be included in your treatment plan and thoroughly discussed with you.

Hygiene/Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal treatment is an investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss. In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime.

After evaluating your periodontal health, we will work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs. If periodontal disease is the problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the diseases have progressed. If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria. If these diseases have advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.