in Delta Junction
in Delta Junction
At the Delta Dentist, we only use modern, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings for your health and benefit. A major benefit of these types of fillings is that less of the tooth structure needs to be removed for these fillings because they are bonded to the tooth. This helps to restore the tooth to its original strength before the cavity. The tooth is less sensitive to cold and heat than it would be with metal fillings and looks natural.
Dark, ugly silver metal fillings are a thing of the past. Porcelain inlays and onlays eliminate the unsightly metal fillings that most dentists used. Learn more about Inlays and Onlays.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to clean out diseased pulp from the inside of a tooth. It may have become infected because of a deep cavity or fracture that allowed bacteria to seep in. It may have also been injured due to trauma. What was once a slightly uncomfortable two or three visit procedure can usually be completed in just one visit with minimal discomfort. With an electronic device, we quickly and accurately find the tip of the root and clean the canal with the aid of a surgical microscope and ultrasonic instrumentation. With our intraoral camera, Dr. Oliver creates digital impressions that are then sent to our CEREC milling unit. In just a matter of minutes, your new tooth restoration is created while you wait.
If more than half of your tooth has been restored with a filling, a crown becomes necessary. Bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Learn more about Crowns and Bridges.
At times, it becomes necessary to use dentures to take the place of missing natural teeth. Dentures help patients to chew and speak more easily. They greatly improve appearance and often boost self-confidence. Full dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth need to be replaced, but it is not always the case. Partial dentures, or bridges, are used when only a few teeth are missing. In both cases, full and partial dentures can help you look and feel your best.
For suitable candidates, dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a replacement tooth “root” constructed of medical grade titanium. Dental implants have become a choice treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth as they are extremely stable, strong, and look natural. Patients with dental implants are more confident in their ability to eat, smile, and laugh without worrying that a denture may slip or click. Most importantly, there is no worry that a bridge will trap food, which can cause more tooth decay.