Giving You the Smile You Deserve
It’s great to have a beautiful smile – but a healthy,
well-functioning mouth is even more important.
Your oral health can affect overall well-being, diet, heart health, and a number of other conditions. That’s why restorative dentistry is essential in combating tooth decay, broken teeth, infections, cavities, and other problems in the mouth. By preserving the structure of your smile, we keep you feeling and looking great.
Modern advances in dental materials enable patients who have teeth that are decayed, damaged, or worn to be repaired with tooth-colored fillings.
That’s why, when cavities show up, Dr. Medure and our team use composite fillings to repair the affected teeth. We will begin by cleaning out your cavity. Then, we’ll fill the area with composite material to support tooth structure. These enamel-colored fillings blend into your natural tooth, giving you protection no one will ever notice!
PORCELAIN INLAYS & ONLAYS
We offer porcelain inlays and onlays to restore a portion of the tooth without destroying the remaining healthy structure.
A piece of porcelain will be matched to the color of your natural smile, fitted to fill the area of the tooth damaged by decay, and bonded into place by your dentist. The terms “inlay” and “onlay” refer to differing coverage on the tooth’s surface. When porcelain is fitted to a section of the tooth’s interior, it is called a dental inlay. When the restoration involves a cusp - or pointed part - of the tooth, or even the entire biting surface, the treatment is an onlay.
CROWNS & BRIDGES
In situations involving areas of large decay, cracks, and broken teeth, a crown may be used to restore dental function and appearance.
A crown essentially caps your existing tooth to achieve an ideal shape and color. When one or more teeth need to be replaced, a bridge can be used to fill the gaps. In this treatment, crowns are placed on either side of the gap to serve as anchors, with one or more replacement teeth bridged between them. The material we use for these restorations varies depending on your situation, but in most cases, discreet metal-free options are available.
PARTIALS & DENTURES
Missing teeth can lead to problems chewing and biting,
putting your overall health at risk.
Restorative dentists like Dr. Medure and the team at Medure Dental can repair the function and appearance of your teeth with partial or full dentures. Partial dentures are custom-fitted devices used to replace several missing teeth. When an entire mouthful of teeth must be replaced, full dentures are an appropriate treatment. If there is enough jaw bone remaining intact, implant-retained dentures are also an option. This restorative treatment involves placing implants into the bone structure below the gums. Your dentist will then create dentures that attach to these implants, creating a more stable replacement. No matter the treatment option you and your dentist choose, these “false teeth” will have you talking, eating, and feeling like yourself again in no time.
Missing a tooth? Need a more permanent,
lower-maintenance solution than dentures?
Learn more about dental implants HERE.
When a tooth experiences nerve damage, often from trauma or severe infection, a root canal may be necessary to restore it and prevent further tooth pain. Root canal therapy allows us to clean out the infected or damaged nerve. Then, we use a special material to fill the nerve chamber, preventing further infection.
We are able to provide in-office services for minor extractions – often necessary as part of larger restorative procedures or when a tooth is damaged. Should you require a more major surgery, such as a wisdom tooth removal or impaction, we will refer you to a local oral surgeon for the appropriate procedure.