A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. With our portable operatory, we prepare the teeth using the same high quality handpieces (drill), suction, and air-water spray as that found in a traditional fixed office. Impressions are taken and safely transported to a lab specializing in fabricating this type of restoration.
A composite (white) filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Utilizing our portable operatory, high-quality composite restorative material, and a portable “curing light,” we are able to provide the same quality restoration as in a fixed-office.
Glass Ionomers are a type of filling that can be done on patients who have a high decay rate or if a dentist is having trouble with moisture control. They release fluoride for a period of time once they are placed in the mouth which helps fight against decay.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. They are permanently cemented and cannot be misplaced like dentures. With our portable operatory, we prepare the teeth using the same high quality handpieces (drill), suction, and air-water spray as that found in a traditional fixed office. Impressions are taken and safely transported to a lab specializing in fabricating this type of restoration.
Simple extractions are performed on-site by some of our HomeCare Dentist dentists. These are done only after adequate xrays are taken and the dentist has consulted with the patient’s physician, RP (family) and patient for consent. Post-op instructions are provided to the facility, RP and patient as indicated and follow-up exams or services are provided.
Restorative dentistry refers to any repairs provided to fix damages to your teeth or general oral health. One of the most common types of restorative dentistry is fillings. Depending on the procedure, other types of dental repair can be more invasive for the patient and potentially involve anesthesia
We can provide the following services to help fix your teeth:
- Glass ionomers
- And more based on your needs