If you are missing teeth, Dr. Henry Moore can permanently restore your smile with dental implants. Through a carefully planned and gentle surgery, he will place these small metal posts inside your jawbone. After your bone heals around the posts, the implants can support a crown, bridge, or full denture. We offer several types of dental implants, including traditional and mini implants, as well as teeth-in-a-day. We can also perform preparatory treatment, such as bone grafting, to provide more durable restorations.
General and Restorative Dentistry to Protect Your Smile
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have widespread dental damage, erosion, misalignment, or related concerns, you may qualify for full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Moore will conduct a thorough examination to identify the treatments which will best address your needs and match your budget. Along with restorative treatments, he may recommend one or two cosmetic options. Dr. Moore typically performs all full mouth reconstructions in stages, and will usually address the most urgent concerns first. Along with correcting dental damage, he will also treat any gum disease or other periodontal issues.
Crowns have a diverse array of functions. These custom-made restorations can restore a tooth with decay or structural damage. They can also top a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Alternatively, crowns can support a dental bridge. Bridges are made of several crowns, fused together to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. Our crowns and bridges are individually crafted, and they are made from tooth-colored porcelain or zirconium.
Root canal therapy may be the most appropriate treatment if you have a dental infection or if your tooth has damage that affects the soft inner pulp. Dr. Moore will first clean and disinfect your tooth. Then he will fill it with a rubber compound, and he will place a dental crown. Although many people believe root canal therapy will be very unpleasant, our treatment involves minimal discomfort. We use effective local anesthesia, and additional sedation options are available.
Inlays and Onlays
Like crowns, inlays and onlays will be custom-made to blend with your smile. However, instead of covering your entire tooth, an inlay or onlay will go on top of the biting surface of your molar. Inlays will only cover the section between the sharps cusps. Onlays will go over the cusps and down the sides of your tooth. These porcelain restorations can be a good option if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling but not large enough for a crown.
Composite Resin Fillings
Fillings are the most common treatment for cavities. Dr. Moore will remove decay and the filling material will strengthen the remaining healthy portion. We proudly use tooth-colored composite resin fillings, although we can also provide metal on request. Composite will match the color of your smile, and, unlike metal, it will never start to show through your tooth. Additionally, composite fillings will form a stronger bond with your tooth.
Dentures can replace all or most of your teeth. We offer several types of dentures. Options include full, partial, removable, and fixed restorations. No matter which type you receive, your restoration will be carefully designed from impressions of your mouth. Thanks to this precision, it will be nearly identical to natural teeth. Traditional dentures have a metal framework, covered by a gum-colored plastic base. If you are looking for the ultimate in stability and a natural appearance, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures.
With our wide array of restorative services, we will always try to save your damaged tooth whenever possible. However if your tooth is severely compromised, or if it threatens the health of your surrounding teeth, we may recommend extraction. We can also remove wisdom teeth before they affect your overall dental alignment. Thanks to our gentle methods and precise treatment planning, extractions involve minimal discomfort. We can also provide oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide, if needed.