Dental Restorations

When dental conditions do arise, dental restorations may be necessary. A dental restoration is a procedure that restores the health of your tooth. Fillings, bonding, crowns, bridges, and implants are all examples of dental restorations. Dr. Beth Kreider is highly skilled at prepping and placing dental restorations so that the comfort and function of your tooth is restored.

Composite or Amalgam Dental Fillings

Dr. Kreider utilizes both amalgam (silver) and composite (white) fillings in her office depending on the location and severity of your decay. Before placing a filling, she will gently and completely remove any decay from your tooth. Once the decay is gone from your tooth, Dr. Kreider will place either amalgam or composite material in your tooth to restore its function and protect it from decay.

Dental Bonding

Composite filling material can also be used for dental bonding. Dental bonding is a minor repair to your tooth when it is chipped or rough. Dental bonding can also be used for minor cosmetic improvements.

Quality Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns make larger repairs to teeth that have been cracked or broken. When your tooth is cracked, the structure become unstable and may split down the middle or develop a serious infection that could lead to pain and tooth loss. A crown is a porcelain or gold protective cover that fits directly over the top of your compromised tooth like a helmet. This helps to absorb some of the force from chewing so that your tooth is more stable.

A dental bridge is one of the most common methods of tooth replacement therapy. When you have a tooth extracted, if you do not replace the tooth, your adjacent teeth may begin to tip toward the empty space. This can cause problems with your bite and create more dental problems in the future.

A dental bridge consists of two crowns on the teeth adjacent to your missing teeth and a pontic (artificial tooth) crown in between. Bridges not only provide aesthetic solutions for a missing tooth, but also act as a space holder.

Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implants remain one of the most effective tooth replacement therapies available. A dental implant consists of a few parts: the implant (root) of your new tooth, the abutment, and the crown. We work with highly skilled oral surgeons on the accurate placement of your dental implant. Once your implant has healed, we provide a porcelain crown to stabilize your chewing surface, act as a space holder for your missing tooth, and also help to preserve your bone.

Call for Your Restorative Dental Treatments

Are you looking for a dentist with expertise in dental restorations? Dr. Beth Kreider is highly skilled in all types of dental restorations. She and her team look forward to meeting you and providing you with high quality dentistry that looks great, feels comfortable, and lasts a long time. Call us for an initial evaluation with Dr. Kreider so we can get you back on track to excellent oral health.