RESTORATIVE PROCEDURES

At some point in your life, you are likely to need some kind of restorative dentistry care.  We use tried and true restoration methods to increase the strength and function of your teeth when damage has occurred.  The earlier we can intervene in the case of a cavity, infection, or dental injury, the more likely we are to achieve good results and save your teeth.

 

Fillings
If you’ve got a cavity, we will provide a dental filling. Left uncared for, a cavity can eventually lead to serious infection and, even worse, the loss of a tooth. We use composite tooth-colored material to create cosmetic dental fillings when desired and possible.  ›› Learn more . . .
 


Crowns
If the structure of your tooth needs more support than a filling can provide, we use crowns to provide the extra strength and protection your teeth needs.  Crowns and bridges may be made from strong ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloy or stainless steel.  We want you to be aware of your choices and we promise to listen and work with you to choose the right crown that matches your budget and your aesthetic needs.  ›› Learn more . . .


Root Canal Therapy
When an infection has reached the nerve that runs through the root of your tooth, root canal therapy is necessary to relieve the pain and stop the infection. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can save teeth that might otherwise have been lost.  Though root canal treatments often have a bad reputation, we often hear our patients say “Wow!  That was so much easier than I thought!”  We promise to take our time and make certain you are comfortable every step of the way.  ›› Learn more . . .
 


Dental Extractions
Dental tooth extractions are sometimes an inevitable part of life.  We can be hard on our teeth, and in some cases, teeth can only take so much.  If you need an extraction, Dr. Hayes will refer you immediately to a oral surgeon for expert care.  Your comfort is our goal, and we want you to get the best results.


Implants
Single and Multi Implant Support Prosthetics
Teeth are designed to last a lifetime.  Unfortunately teeth are still lost for many reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease and injury.  It is important to replace missing teeth to reduce the pressure on the other teeth, to maintain the ability to chew and speak properly, and to prevent changes to the bite as teeth can move to where there is a gap.  It is also important to replace missing teeth to help keep other teeth clean in order to prevent decay and gum problems.

Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Dental implants act as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They provide an anchor for a replacement tooth, crown or set of replacement teeth.  Implants are especially practical for patients who cannot use removable dentures.  Dr. Hayes is well qualified to restore implants, based on her extensive experience and in-depth training she can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.  ›› Learn more . . .
 


Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and help restore your smile.  They are made to precisely fit your mouth and closely resemble your natural teeth so that they feel comfortable and maintain your appearance.  Dentures are either partial (when some teeth remain) or complete (i.e. there are no teeth left on that jaw).  While we are getting better at looking after our teeth, unfortunately teeth are still lost for many reasons.  It is important to replace missing teeth to reduce the pressure on the other teeth, to maintain the ability to chew and speak properly, and to prevent changes to the bite as teeth can move when there is a gap.  It is also important to replace missing teeth to help keep other teeth easily cleaned to prevent decay and gum problems.  When teeth are lost, facial muscles can sag. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile, improving your smile.  ›› Learn more . . .

 

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