Restorative dentistry restores decayed or missing teeth to provide you with a healthy and properly functioning mouth. Over the past 50 years restorative dentistry has changed at an amazing pace. With the advent of dental implants, hybrid cements, and composite fillings, we in the dental profession can restore your mouth to one that is both properly functioning and aesthetically pleasing.
What many patients do not know: Tooth loss can lead to unhealthy movement of remaining teeth, which could result in fracture or even loss of additional teeth (see picture D). A fixed bridge (see picture C), for example, replaces the missing (tooth) teeth and prevents shifting of the remaining teeth. A bonded "Maryland Style" bridge can also be used in low stress areas (see picture E). In recent years, dental implants have become an extremely popular way to replace a missing tooth (teeth) - see pictures A and B.
Dr. Wilke and Dr. Conti use the most modern technology in their practice. The latest Cerec equipment, for example, ensures that patients can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care. More information under: www.cereconline.com
'Admired Smiles' takes a great deal of pride in our restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but the heart of our dental program is the care program that we provide our patients. From the very first visit, you will have a thorough periodontal exam; it will determine the health of your gums and bone. From this exam, will be recommend an individual hygiene program that will either maintain or get your periodontal health up to healthy standards. To insure that you maintain healthy gums so that any restorative or cosmetic dentistry will last as long as possible, we recommend continous dental check-ups: at least twice a year.