Restorative Dentistry

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY MEANS GETTING YOUR BITE BACK

Whether you have a compromised or missing tooth or teeth, an aging dental restoration that needs replacement, or an infection threatening the health of your tooth, restorative dentistry procedures at Marina Hills Dental can bring your smile back to optimal health. We know each of our patients is unique and has different needs, and we customize your care to meet them. We are here to help!

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

At Marina Hills Dental, we offer BPA-free tooth-colored filling restorations to correct the average small- to medium-sized cavity. Modern composite resin materials are durable, light, and withstand everyday bite and chewing pressure as well as regular temperature changes to allow for easy, comfortable eating and drinking. Composite filling materials also resemble natural teeth in qualities such as translucency and look very lifelike. Dr. Petersen, Dr. Diehl, or Dr. Weber will carefully match the shade of the filling material to your neighboring teeth so your filling blends in for a stronger, more beautiful smile.
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Mercury Filling Removal

Concerns about traces of mercury content in old metal amalgam fillings have been a matter of debate for years, but the FDA has stated that there is no pressing need for removal unless amalgam fillings have cracked, are worn, or sustain severe decay underneath. Marina Hills Dental follows IAOMT compliance protocols for the safest, most environmentally friendly mercury filling removal procedures. If appearance is your primary concern and you choose to have a metal amalgam filling replaced for cosmetic reasons, we would be happy to help—our main concerns are always your comfort and health.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are intermediate restorative solutions that fall between fillings and crowns in size. An onlay will cover a cusp or cusps of a tooth, while an inlay only fills the area between the cusps. The cavity is removed from the tooth in both procedures, with an onlay fabricated to fit the precise shape and size of the space left behind. Inlays and onlays are constructed of similar materials to fillings but can accommodate greater bite force and often outlast them. Inlays and onlays are color-matched to your teeth and are often more affordable than crowns.
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Crowns

When a tooth breaks, has been compromised by decay, or is otherwise badly damaged, a crown may be able to save the tooth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over existing healthy tooth structure to bring the tooth back to full strength and favorable health. Crowns also have the ability to improve the appearance, shape, and size of a tooth and are usually constructed of zirconia, porcelain, resin, or composite materials color-matched to your natural teeth for seamless smile aesthetics. Your Spring Creek dentists can help you decide which type of crown is best for you.

Crown lengthening is an additional measure your Spring Creek dentists can take to prepare a severely damaged tooth to receive a successful crown restoration. In order to avoid extraction and preserve your natural healthy tooth root, a crown lengthening procedure exposes more of the tooth to provide a more solid structural foundation and save a tooth that would not otherwise have been suitable for crowning. Our goal is always to help you keep your natural smile as long as we can, and crown lengthening can make that possible.

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Bridges

A bridge is an artificial tooth (or teeth) held in place by adjacent teeth on either side of a gap left by a missing tooth. There are several different types of dental bridges: traditional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. A custom-fit bridge that has been color-matched to your surrounding teeth can allow you to eat, smile, and laugh with confidence again. In recent years, implant-supported bridges have become increasingly popular, as they offer a more secure restorative solution than more traditional bridges once did. Marina Hills Dental would love to help you choose a bridge that fits your specific needs.
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Partials

Partials, or partial dentures, are removable dental prosthetics that attach to abutment (surrounding) teeth with clasps or precision attachments that allow the wearer to remove them. Some dentists feel patient satisfaction levels tend to be higher when a bridge is chosen over a partial, probably because a bridge is not removable and can be cared for like natural teeth. However, every patient and dental situation is different, and Marina Hills Dental will discuss all your tooth replacement options with you to assist with your decision.

Dentures

Dentures can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. When several or all of your teeth are missing, replacing them with dentures improves both your appearance and your health. Dentures also make it easier to eat, speak, and fill out your face and profile, maintaining your facial muscles and bone density for a more natural, youthful appearance. Dr. Petersen, Dr. Weber, or Dr. Diehl can fit you with a stunning set of implant-supported dentures for a return to the smile you remember, along with secure chewing, laughing, and improved self-esteem and quality of life.
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Root Canals

Despite horror stories and bad jokes most of us have heard about root canals, they are such a routine procedure these days that they are comparable to getting a filling. A root canal removes an infection from the pulp inside a tooth, ultimately saving that tooth. After removal of the infection, Marina Hills Dental sterilizes and seals the chamber of the tooth, finishing the process with a lifelike tooth-colored crown restoration. Your healthy tooth structure is preserved by the root canal, building a solid foundation to keep your natural smile as strong and functional as it has ever been.
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