Restorative Procedures

Restoration of Natural Teeth

Restorative Dentistry is the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged or decayed. With you, we’ll walk side by side to get you to an improved state of health by understanding the current state of your teeth. We provide a complete examination of each part of your mouth, teeth and gums. We can save you years of dental issues by evaluating and revitalizing your existing smile.  After giving an initial diagnosis, we give treatment options and discuss our plans. Without regard to the extent of treatment needed, you can be sure we will use the most optimal techniques and procedures.

This technology has progressed dramatically with today’s methods being fairly routine and predictable. A titanium or zirconium implant (artificial root) is surgically placed in the jawbone then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone.  Once the healing process is completed and the jawbone is attached to the implant, Dr. Toler places a crown fitted to the implant. The final result is a natural looking, comfortable and functional “tooth”.

Sometimes teeth just need to be replaced.  When that happens, Dr. Toler uses the highest quality biocompatible materials to ensure your procedure is done with accuracy and care.

Dental implants were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark.  Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures.  Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth.  Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:

  • Single Tooth Replacement
  • Anterior (incisors & canines) Replacement
  • Posterior (premolars & molars) Replacement
  • Full Upper and Lower Replacement
  • Denture support

The root implant is the most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth.  This implant is often as strong as the patient’s original tooth.

A Dental Implant supported denture is a wonderful way to give your lower denture a more stable and solid feel.  It is especially helpful if your lower jawbone has receded to the point it no longer can support a conventional denture with stability.

 

Post Implant Care

Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant.  Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jawbones to gradually recede.  Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed.  Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants.  Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.

Single visit same day crowns with CEREC

Made in our office and in one appointment!  Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while giving desired strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level.  Also, it is important that no base metals are used in the crown that may be biologically inflammatory to the gum tissue.  All porcelain crowns made with the CEREC technology have no metals.

 

At Origin Dental Wellness, our entire team has extensive knowledge and advanced training with CEREC same day crowns.  The process is fascinating to watch and you’ll have a ringside seat while your crown is milled chair-side.  

 

You’ll be spared the discomfort of conventional impression trays with gooey impression materials, as well as the awkwardness of having a temporary crown for three weeks.  Utilizing a powder-free color oral camera, we will be able to get a precise 3D image of the location for your new crown.  After analyzing the complete scan, our team and CEREC’s capabilities will design your restoration crown offering you the highest quality of aesthetics.  

Veneers are a great alternative to more complicated dental procedures to significantly enhance the appearance of your smile.  Plus, they are a less invasive method to correct some of the more common smile detractors such as:

  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Stained or Discolored Teeth
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth
  • Crooked or Misshapen Teeth

Veneers, also known as laminates, are ultra thin porcelain coverings that we permanently bond to your existing teeth.  This makes them very durable with a natural appeal that will give you the confidence to smile big.  Subtle or dramatic changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers and they can usually be completed within only 1-2 office visits.  

Composite fillings are the white, tooth-colored alternative to metal filling material.  They are made with the most biologically compatible materials that ensure your newly repaired tooth blends better with your existing teeth.  Due to their natural color, strength and overall appearance, white filling composites are preferred by most patients.

Inlays and Onlays are indirect restorations made of porcelain or a porcelain/composite hybrid that can be used to help an otherwise healthy tooth with a large filling. Inlays are placed within the grooves between the cusps (points) of a tooth, whereas onlays are placed within the grooves and over the cusp tips. Inlays and Onlays can be used to replace old fillings and are more aesthetically pleasing because they can be made to match a tooth’s natural color. Aside from improving a tooth’s appearance, inlays and onlays can strengthen the structure of a tooth because of their durability and longevity.