Even though fluoride treatments are more widely used and patient oral hygiene awareness has increased, the incidence of tooth decay is on the rise. Now, more than ever based on overconsumption of sugary beverages (Gatorade & Mountain Dew), teeth are susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Based on improved techniques and modern technology, Village Dental offers more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. There are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. Each crown placed by Village Dental are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A bridge consists of two or more crowns that span the gap created by at least one missing tooth. A dental bridge is a non-removable restoration.
Dental implants replace the roots of teeth. They provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable artificial teeth that have been custom made to match your natural teeth. Each placed implant has a custom made crown affixed in order to restore your smile to its original beauty.