Composite Resin Fillings (White Fillings)
Composite Resin Fillings (White Fillings) can replace metal (amalgam) fillings, as necessary, to give your smile a more natural and healthy appearance. Larger metal filling can make tooth appear grey and dark. Simply replacing older dark fillings with tooth-colored fillings can be a first step to a radiant smile.
As technology has evolved, tooth-colored fillings have become as durable as metal fillings, and they feel more like your natural teeth, giving you increased confidence and comfort.
Crowns can restore teeth that are broken, oddly shaped, discolored or have large fillings. A crown reinforces and protects the structure of a tooth that cannot be repaired with regular fillings and restores a tooth to its original shape and size.
Among the many types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular. Porcelain can be shaped and tinted to match your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are highly durable and can give you a natural, beautiful smile for a long time.
The most popular dental bridge is the porcelain, “traditional fixed bridge,” which most closely resembles your natural teeth. The bridge, which is the shape of the missing tooth or teeth, is attached between two anchoring teeth and then fixed in place to fill the gap.
Dental implants are the most durable way of replacing missing teeth for people with strong bone density. Implants can successfully replace a single tooth or all of your natural teeth and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
TMJ Syndrome Support and Protection
Many of us take our stress out on our teeth and jaw during nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism). Chronic grinding of the teeth will lead to premature wearing of your teeth and can lead to TMJ disorders, which can cause facial pain, headaches and impaired function in the joint and muscles of the jaw. Dr. Stampien and Dr. Matrone will guide you to the best treatments to alleviate the discomfort of TMJ syndrome, and if necessary stabilization splint, or bite guard, can be custom-made for your mouth to lessen the pressure and alleviate symptoms.
The aim of restorative dentistry is to restore function and good health to your teeth, gums and jaw. With dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and fillings we can bring back a healthy, beautiful smile! No problem is too big or too small—missing teeth, tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, misaligned teeth can usually be restored safely, quickly, and with minimal discomfort. And you can be confident that we will always take the time to discuss the best options for you.