Restorative

At North Shore Family Dental, we offer a variety of restorative services from fillings and crowns to bridges and dentures.  Below is a little information about what each procedure entails.

Fillings: If you have a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and “fill” it. Your dentist may use silver amalgam or tooth-colored composite resin fillings to “fill” your teeth. In most cases, the patient has the choice of which material they would like to have used.

CEREC

Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth to restore the tooth’s shape, size and strength. North Shore Family Dental now offers the CEREC restorative technique, allowing patients to get same-day crowns. Instead of having a temporary crown placed and needing to make a second appointment to get a permanent restoration put on, patients can now get their crown made and placed in a single visit.

Bridges: Bridges can serve as a replacement for your missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges are made of porcelain-fused metal or ceramics. A crown for the tooth or implant is created on either side of the missing tooth with a fake tooth (or teeth) in between.

Dentures: A denture is a removable option for replacing missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  A denture may be complete or partial.  A partial denture typically consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is connected by a metal framework.  Partial dentures are used when two or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.