Restorative Dental Care
Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite fillings are excellent options for both front and back teeth. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant.
Inlays and Onlays
When you do not need a full crown, onlays or inlays may be the solution. The inlay/onlay procedure is a restoration in which composite or porcelain is applied to a tooth surface to provide support as a conservative treatment option.
These restorations strengthen the remaining tooth structure, which reduces the possibility of future fractures and other difficulties that can result from the natural chewing process. Their strength, color, and comfort make them a popular choice among our patients.
Usually customized from porcelain, veneers are thin, semi-translucent facings bonded to the fronts of teeth. Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and natural looking. They conceal broken, chipped, discolored, crooked, and misshapen teeth, and provide you with the winning smile you have always wanted.
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, or restore fractured teeth. A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy will require a crown following treatment to provide strength and support to the tooth. We only use materials for crowns that will provide the longest lasting benefits to our patients.
A fixed bridge, usually made of porcelain fused to gold is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth, inhibit decay in difficult areas, and slow the onset of periodontal diseases.
Bridges are composed of abutments (the sound teeth on either side acting as supports) and the span (artificial teeth attached to the abutments). Our patients appreciate the expertise and training that Dr. Vetter has in this field as well as success with her patients.
Single Tooth or Multiple Tooth Implants
Dental implants replace teeth that have been missing since birth or have been lost due to gum disease, infection, trauma, or decay. Implants are surgically attached to the jawbone and become a permanent part of your mouth. With implants, patients no longer experience the slipping, moving, and irritation of dentures.
Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth because they are made of a metal that is highly compatible with the jaw bone. As a result, the implant (a small post that protrudes from the gum) is able to fuse easily with the underlying bone. A highly experienced oral surgeon or periodontist recommended by our office will perform the surgical procedure for your implant.
Dr. Vetter will partner with your surgeon to follow your treatment to the restorative phase. Dr. Vetter will complete the implant procedure by attaching natural and functional tooth structures to the implant components, providing you once again with the comforts and confidence that accompanies a beautiful smile.