Birch Avenue Dental
Composite or Amalgam Fillings
Single Crown (CAD/CAM)
A bridge will anchor to your healthy teeth with crowns and utilize prosthetic teeth to literally “bridge the gap” left by any missing teeth. Our doctors combine both skill and artistry to construct a bridge that matches your existing teeth. If your smile is in need of repair, our team can discuss your options with you, so that you are empowered to make an educated decision about which treatment is best for your needs.
Including tooth-colored fillings, natural looking porcelain crowns and fixed bridges, endodontics (root canal therapy), permanent dental implant restorations, dentures, and removable partial dentures.
Cavities and small fractures leave many teeth with defects that progress over time if untreated. Composites fillings can often be placed in thinner layers than metal, preserving more of the natural tooth. After being molded against conditioned tooth structure, blue light applied directly to the composite leads to a firm set within seconds. Shaped and polished, a high shine reflecting the beauty of natural enamel results in an invisible restoration: strong, smooth, conservative.
Amalgam is a combination of metals that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years. Amalgam actually consists of a combination of metals, these include silver, mercury, tin and copper. Because amalgam restorations require more aggressive tooth removal, many patients opt for composite fillings.
Traditionally, crowns were made in an offsite lab so when a patient needed a crown, it required two visits. One visit for the preparation of the tooth and another visit to cement the crown when the lab completed it's work. With virtual 3-D technology, we are now able to place your crown the same day. We scan a image of your tooth which our doctors can use to customize and design your new tooth. The image is then sent directly to our milling machine located right in our office. We will custom shade your new crown so it naturally blends in with your smile. The result is that you will leave our office with a beautiful, high-quality restoration. No second visit and no second numbing is needed.