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Cosmetic and restorative dentistry include procedures to help you look and feel your best. In cosmetic dentistry, our goal is to improve the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth for an aesthetically pleasing smile. Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth to restore their original health or crafts suitable replacements for missing teeth following injury or decay.

Restorative procedures improve bite and chewing function, which makes it easier to maintain proper nutrition and better overall health. At Inspire Dental, our cosmetic and restorative specialists work directly with your regular dentist and orthodontist on a seamless care plan to give you a more confident smile.

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Tooth bleaching is a great option to give you a whiter and brighter smile. Bleaching can be used to improve the look of stained and discolored teeth or simply to enhance your smile. Tooth bleaching is a safe and predictable procedure ideal for most patients. Our office is happy to evaluate your options and provide you with the most effective procedure for your unique goals and dental history.
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Dental bonding is a procedure that applies a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth and hardens it with a special light to “bond” the material to the tooth to improve its appearance. There is usually very minimal tooth preparation required for bonding. Dental bonding can be used to repair decayed teeth as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, repair chipped or cracked teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, close spaces between teeth, or to change the shape and form of teeth.
Veneers are a great way to correct gaps in your teeth or improve the appearance of stained, misshapen, or crooked teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are made on the mold that the cosmetic dentist creates from your teeth, then applied after very minimal preparation to the tooth. They are a great way to get the beautiful smile you always wanted!
We offer a variety of options when it comes to filling materials to fit your budget and aesthetic preferences.
Amalgam (silver) fillings remain the most widely used filling materials. According to the American Dental Association (ADA) “…dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. It is durable, easy to use, highly resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive in comparison to other materials. For those reasons, it remains a valued treatment option for dentists and their patients.”
Composite fillings, made with a mixture of glass or quartz fillers in a resin material, come in a wide variety of shades to best match your tooth color. They also require minimal drilling to prepare the tooth for filling. Composite fillings are long lasting and durable if they are used in a small or mid-size restorations.
Indirect restorations are custom-made fillings that can be made from several different materials such as gold alloys, base metals, porcelain or processed resins. Indirect restorations require several visits, during which the dentist will prepare your tooth, make a mold of the tooth, and fabricate the replacement tooth based on that mold. The cost of indirect restoration are generally higher due to the process and cost of the materials used.

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Endodontics

Root canal treatment, also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy, is a treatment that allows us to treat the inside of the tooth while preserving the natural tooth itself. A root canal might be necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way into the pulp deep inside the root of the tooth, which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If we don’t remove it, the tooth gets infected.

Treatment may also be needed when deep restorations or trauma to a tooth cause nerve damage. Symptoms that indicate the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. However, sometimes there are no symptoms and you may be unaware of any problem until a checkup.

After we remove the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then we place a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only protects the tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. Crowns may be used to replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, restore a fractured tooth, attach a bridge, cover a dental implant, cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth, or cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.

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Dental Bridges

A bridge is one or more artificial teeth cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth, and to restore the function and appearance of a full set of teeth. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science since it replaces a missing tooth both functionally and cosmetically. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and aesthetics.

It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible. If not treated, the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward. Since teeth use their neighbors for support, if one is missing they begin to “fall” and shift into the open spaces.

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