At the Community Health Center (CHC), our team of highly trained and experienced dentists provide a comprehensive list of restorative services for patients suffering from oral health problems. We understand that a healthy smile is very important to a person's wellbeing, so we combine restorative and cosmetic techniques to not only restore the functionality of your teeth but also give you back the smile you want to show the world.
Dental crowns are made of composite material and are used to cover teeth that are cracked, broken, or just worn down. Sometimes, if there isn't enough exposed tooth to cover with the crown, the dentist will preform a procedure called a "build-up" where the tooth will be buffed down and composite material added to form a solid foundation for the crown to sit on. Think of the crown as a home and the build up, the foundation it is built on. For more info on dental crowns, check out this cool video on Youtube!
Crown and Bridge
In dentistry, a bridge is a device placed in a patients mouth to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, and is anchored on both side by crowns placed on the patients existing teeth. This type of device is called a prosthetic and is made of natural looking material such as ceramic or porcelain but can also made of precious metal such as gold. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss with you what type of material to use in your bridge based on your needs and the aesthetics that each of the materials can give the bridge. For more info on crown and bridge procedures, check out this great video on Youtube.
Fillings are used to patch teeth that have decay, also called cavities. After completing a comprehensive oral exam, your dentist will have identified which teeth have minor decay and recommend composite fillings. He or she will then remove the decay with a dental bur and then place composite material where the decay had previously been on the tooth. The composite will then by cured with a curing light and then harden in place, restoring the strength of tooth. For more info, check out this great video about composite fillings on Youtube!
The Community Health Center has made it a policy to only offer composite fillings at our practice. We never use amalgam fillings to restore a patients teeth. Amalgam fillings are another form dental technology for restoring teeth with decay. They are approved for use by the American Dental Association (ADA) but because they contain mercury, we prefer to use composite material for placing fillings. For more information, visit the ADA's website for review of Amalgam fillings.
Need Some Fillings or A Crown?
We got you covered. Request a New Patient Office Visit today! For $50 you will get:
- A Comprehensive Exam by our Licensed Dentists
- Full Mouth X-rays
- A Comprehensive Treatment Plan with options for getting your mouth in top shape.
CHC provides complete dentures services including:
- Partial Dentures
- Complete Dentures
- Immediate Dentures
If you are getting your first dentures or replacing an old, worn out set, we can help.