TOOTH-COLORED COMPOSITE FILLINGS
Restores decayed teeth and is Tooth-colored so the filling looks like your natural tooth. Your dentist will remove decay and/or filling before restoring the tooth. Some composite filling material can contain fluoride that may help prevent further decay. Composite is also known for having a low incidence of localized allergic reaction and looks natural.
Tooth-Colored Composite Restorations. Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to apply.
Amalgam-Free. Patients who prefer amalgam-free dental fillings will be delighted to know that Quarryville Family Dentistry can work with a variety of restorative materials, including those that are free of mercury or amalgam. Whether you need something as simple as a filling replaced, want to explore the aesthetic difference that a crown could make on a discolored or damaged tooth, or need more complex procedures like replacement tooth implants or root canal therapy, Quarryville Family Dentistry can work with you to devise a treatment plan aimed at repairing or replacing your natural teeth without the use of amalgams, giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-fit and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and correct chipped or misshapen teeth to give you a bright, even, attractive smile.
A crown is made to restore a tooth to its normal shape and size. Sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” Quarryville Family Dentistry uses crowns to improve the appearance and health of your smile. If you’re suffering from teeth that are chipped, discolored, or have decay or breakage, consider crowning those teeth as a way to get that strong, beautiful, and natural-looking smile that you want. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It also can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.
We may recommend a dental bridge to permanently fill the gaps left by missing teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth. If you are missing teeth and having trouble speaking or chewing, or are noticing strain when biting, bridges may be the ideal procedure to help make your mouth healthy and beautiful again. Made of porcelain, bridges are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Dental bridges, are held by crowns that are placed over the teeth on both sides of the bridge and are referred to as "fixed" dentistry, as opposed to a restoration of missing teeth with a removable appliance or partial denture. Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Provides therapy for diseased, abscessed or deadened teeth and is an alternative to tooth loss and costly replacement. During treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.
HERE'S HOW YOUR TOOTH IS SAVED THROUGH TREATMENT:
- First, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth.
- An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
- The pulp is then removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
- The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped
- Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection.
- A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Dr. Leibold may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain. You might also be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.
- The pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed.
- The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and filled.
- In the final step, a gold or porcelain crown is usually placed over the tooth. If an endodontist performs the treatment, he or she will recommend that you return to your family dentist for this final step. The crown of the tooth is then restored.
For individuals who have lost all of their teeth, our practice offers both dental implants and full dentures as options. Full dentures are a custom-molded dental appliance that fits snugly against gums. These replacement teeth can be attached through a variety of means, including adhesives, attachment to existing tooth roots, and dental implants. They allow patients to resume normal chewing and speaking, and they restore natural contours to the jaw and face. If you have lost all or most of your teeth and would like to explore your dental options, we can help. Contact Quarryville Family Dentistry.
In many situations, dental implants can give back patients their confident smile. The benefits are improved esthetics, the ability to eat comfortably and a clean, healthy oral environment for the patient. Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts that are placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They act as replacements for the root portion of lost natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth -- in fact, no one other than you and your doctor will be able to tell the difference. Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or is at risk of losing teeth. There are many different types of dental implants available. Quarryville Family Dentistry has extensive experience in dental implants and would be pleased to discuss the benefits of implant prosthetics with you. Ask about implant restorative treatment at the time of your consultation.
Full Mouth Restoration
If you haven’t had access to the proper dental care for years — or for a lifetime — you may be suffering from worn, discolored, missing, chipped or otherwise broken teeth. Not only does this affect your self-esteem; it can also affect the way you speak and chew. Quarryville Family Dentistry can perform a full mouth restorative treatment by combining a variety of dental procedures and techniques including periodontal and endodontic therapy, bridges, crowns, veneers and dental implants.