Dentist in Portland, OR
Composite Fillings: keep your teeth looking beautiful and healthy with white, tooth colored restorations that match your natural tooth structure.
Amalgam Fillings: our office is mercury free. Amalgam fillings may be placed in special circumstances or upon specific request.
Dental Crowns: restore broken or decayed teeth. A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring its original shape and size.
Dental Bridges: a fixed (non-removable) appliance that restores one or more missing teeth. A bridge involves two crowns on adjacent teeth connected by a pontic that replaces the missing tooth.
Implant Crowns: a titanium post is surgically inserted into the bone and connects to a crown to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants allow for replacement of missing teeth without harming natural adjacent teeth.
While any person with a single tooth, multiple, or all lost teeth can be a candidate for dental implants, each person's needs and conditions vary. If you have a healthy jawbone with good bone density and maintain good oral hygiene, you are likely a candidate for dental implants.
Today, you have several options available for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a modern treatment that has quickly become the most popular option. The actual cost of dental implants is dependent upon many factors. Because your treatment is unique to you, your costs will be different from other patients.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned below the gum tissue and into the jawbone. The implant acts as the root component of a tooth and is eventually attached to an abutment or support structure.
The abutment links the titanium post to your restoration. Thanks to technological advancements in oral surgery, dental implants can be used to support a single crown, fixed bridge, or even a full denture.
Removable Partial Dentures: a removable appliance consisting of metal and plastic that replaces several missing teeth.
Complete Dentures: a plastic set of false teeth that replaces the missing dentition. Dentures may be strengthened and supported by dental implants.
Root Canal Therapy: trauma, cavities, or infection may require removal of the nerve from within a tooth and replacement with an antibacterial synthetic material.
Apicoectomy and Root Filling: when conventional root canal therapy fails, the tooth may require a root end filling be placed surgically form outside the tooth.
Extractions: a tooth may need to be removed if it cannot be saved with a filling, crown, or root canal therapy.
Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last teeth to enter the mouth and are often removed due to discomfort, lack of space, poor positioning, cavities, or tooth crowding.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that is performed right in the office and is typically completed in one visit. The bonding is a resin material that mimics the color of your surrounding teeth. It helps to improve the appearance of teeth that have become stained, chipped or excessively decayed.