Dr. Anderson’s Experience with Restoration
Dr. Anderson has been practicing adhesive bonded dentistry since he graduated dental school in 2007. He has been learning and continually changing with the most advanced techniques and materials available in dentistry with an emphasis on being as conservative as possible. Older, outdated treatment options commonly done in most offices include metal crowns and silver mercury fillings. These not only require the removal of healthy tooth structure during the process, but eventually lead to recurrent decay and often fracturing of natural tooth as well, causing more damage and requiring more costly treatment. Adhesive bonded dentistry only requires that the decayed or damaged part of the tooth be removed prior to restoration, thus preserving more of your natural tooth, while restoring it to full strength and function (all while looking beautiful—just like a natural tooth).
Purpose of Treatment
The purpose of restorative dental care is to stop the progress of tooth decay or fractures in teeth and restore the tooth to natural strength, function, and beauty. Done well, restorative dentistry should be hard to tell from a natural tooth.
Symptoms of Issue
How do I know if I need teeth restorations (usually called fillings or crowns/caps)?
- Can you see tooth discoloration?
- Do you have a sensitivity to cold or sweets?
- Are you missing any teeth?
- Are you having any constant dental pain?
- Do you have pain when biting harder foods?
- Have you noticed part of a tooth or teeth chipping or breaking?
- Do you have older fillings or crowns that are looking gray or discolored?
- Do you have to limit what you eat because of tooth pain?
- Do you have to worry about discoloration in front teeth when you smile or laugh?
Any of these symptoms can be a sign that
What this Treatment Involves
In our office, for
- Cerec Same-Day Crowns: CAD/CAM technology in dentistry has been around for roughly 30 years. Dr. Anderson has been an early adopter of this incredible technology for the last 10 years. This technology allows Dr. Anderson to provide an incredibly precise, incredibly strong, beautiful porcelain crown or partial crown on the same day. We have eliminated the nasty gooey impressions, annoying temporary crowns, and two- to three-week wait that these restorations used to require. Now it only takes about two hours.
- Composite Fillings: We use tooth-colored composite resin to repair teeth affected by decay, discoloration, and more. These fillings only require one appointment. We’ll remove decay from your tooth, clean it, and then
place,shape, and polish the composite filling. This bonded resin is not only strong and long lasting, but it’s also beautiful.
- Fixed Bridges: We use these nonremovable appliances to replace missing teeth. Getting a bridge usually requires two visits. We prepare the anchoring teeth for the bridge, take a digital computer impression of your mouth, and then make and place a temporary bridge. At the second appointment, we place your final bridge, ensuring a proper fit and correct bite.
- Dental Implants: These are a great way to replace missing teeth. They also provide a fixed solution for removable partial or complete dentures. Implants consist of artificial roots and teeth (usually made of titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. The process of getting implants requires multiple visits over several months.