Bonding & Fillings
Bonding and fillings are restorative treatments that can help repair the aesthetic look of the smile by fixing gaps, chips, and cracks in the smile. Made of a tooth-colored resin material, bonding and fillings are easy to place and minimally invasive – resulting in a quick recovery.
Crowns & Bridges
The use of crowns and bridges are reconstructive treatments used to restore the look of the smile as well as the oral function. In fact, they are specifically designed to replace missing gaps in the smile and fix the most fractured teeth. Not only do crowns and bridges improve a person’s smile but they also help restore strength and reinforce compromised teeth in the process.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures and partials are most often used when patients are missing several or most of their teeth. They’re not only popular but they’re also cost-effective which make them a preferable choice for individuals who’d like an affordable treatment option. Additionally, dentures and partials are made to resemble natural teeth – resulting in a stunning and natural smile.
We Want to Repair and Restore Your Smile
We understand the importance of a smile that looks and functions naturally. If you’re in need of a restorative treatment, contact our office by calling (928) 772-8128. We can restore your teeth so you can smile confidently again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does dental bonding ruin your teeth?
Dental bonding doesn’t have any major risks. During the treatment, Dr. Larson will buff your natural tooth to create a surface that the composite material can bond with. This process may involve losing a minimal portion of your natural tooth at first, but the bonding material will add to your natural tooth to create the desired look.
Is a crown better than a filling?
A filling can repair a small portion of a decayed or damaged tooth, while a crown is used for more serious cases that a filling can’t repair. A filling is a first line of defense to repair a tooth, is the more affordable solution, and can be completed in a single office visit.
The restoration will typically last seven to twenty years if you maintain a regular oral hygiene routine and schedule biannual visits with Dr. Larson.
A crown is a solution to a cracked, chipped, broken, or severely decayed tooth that can’t be repaired with a filling. The purpose of the crown is to reinforce the strength of the tooth by covering the natural tooth with a customized cap.
Crowns also complete other dental procedures such as a dental implant or a bridge. The procedure typically takes two appointments to complete and the restoration can last 15 years with regular visits to our office and complimentary lifestyle choices.
How long after a tooth extraction can I get a bridge or a denture?
While you can receive bridges or denture restorations immediately after a tooth extraction, Dr. Larson may want you to wait eight to twelve weeks before the fitting.
This allows time for the swelling to diminish and for the area to be completely healed. When the area is free of inflammation, you’ll get a better fit on your new restoration.
Who are the best candidates for complete or partial dentures?
The best candidates for complete dentures are patients that want an affordable solution to replace missing teeth and restore their oral health. While complete dentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth, partial dentures can replace any number of missing teeth.
If you’re interested in completing your smile with dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Larson by calling (928) 772-8128. During the consultation, we’ll review your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.