Much of dentistry is about rebuilding teeth and leaving them stronger than we found them. Read about our restorative procedures below, most of which are done using tooth-colored composite material.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, are the best way to treat most cavities. Dr. Zeller will remove the cavity and any weakened tooth structure then rebuild the tooth so it is strong, disease free, and can be easily cleaned and maintained. We use tooth-colored composite materials on most fillings, but gold, porcelain and amalgam might be considered depending on factors like durability and longevity.
A crown is like a “cap” placed over the tooth to restore shape, strength and appearance and keep a weakened or cracked tooth from breaking. They are also helpful in rebuilding teeth that have been worn down from grinding. Crowns are usually made out of porcelain so they look like natural teeth.
A bridge is essentially a set of crowns placed over multiple teeth, used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. They look and feel just like real teeth.
There are many types of dentures for replacing missing teeth, including partial dentures and implant-supported dentures. Modern dentures are versatile, comfortable and can be customized to look and feel like your natural teeth.