We are first and foremost Chandler restorative dentists.
Restorative dentistry is the art and science of renovating your teeth to their best condition. We’re first and foremost restorative dentists, able to diagnose and treat all dental conditions that might exist in your mouth, bringing your teeth back to their original healthy condition We want to make sure your teeth work for you the way they should.
All of our Chandler dentists are gentle and attentive, using high quality local anesthesia to numb your teeth and the surrounding structures when necessary to make dental procedures as comfortable as possible. We also use the latest and most respected materials, with no silver or dental amalgams in fillings. Enjoy natural tooth-colored composite fillings that are both esthetic and long-lasting without bio-incompatible ingredients.
Fillings are required when tooth structure has been destroyed by bacterial infection, commonly referred to as a cavity, or when an existing filling becomes defective. This might be caused by cracking or leaking of silver or tooth-colored fillings, thus leading to new decay. During this procedure, mild local anesthesia is administered and the decayed tooth structure is removed in its entirety. The resulting space left after cavity removal is then replaced with an esthetic composite resin filling that functions in the same manner as the original tooth.
A Crown, or as some people call it, a “Cap” is needed when a tooth is too compromised to repair with a filling. Sometimes, there are alternatives to Crowns, such as an Inlay, or an Onlay. Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays can now be created and permanently cemented onto your tooth in one single appointment! Older technology required us to prepare a rough, temporary crown which would be worn for weeks, while the permanent crown was created by a Lab. Now, utilizing CEREC technology, our doctors and staff prepare, design, create, and deliver a beautiful, strong, porcelain crown that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Our dentists are specially trained on CEREC technology to provide you with same-day perfection. Check out the video!
Bridges are specialized restorations replacing the tooth or teeth missing between two or more existing teeth. During this procedure, the adjacent tooth or teeth are carefully prepared for crowns. After impressions are made, our lab fabricates a bridge that covers and connects the adjacent teeth, subsequently replacing the gap with a new tooth that sits just above the gingival, or more commonly referred to as a pontic. Because of the advanced tooth implant technology available today, many patients now have the option of replacing a tooth with a single implant rather than opting for multiple teeth to create a viable bridge.
Inlays and Onlays:
Inlays and Onlays are restorations frequently used when the tooth structure is too compromised for the successful administration of a filling but still strong enough to circumvent the need for a crown. For the patient, this procedure is nearly identical to that for a crown, offering attractive, long-lasting results.
Our office welcomes walk-ins, but we encourage pre-arranged appointments to ensure optimal timeliness and attention. Contact our Chandler, Arizona dental practice at (480) 559-8143 to speak with a scheduling coordinator.