Restorative Dentistry in Bend, OR
If you’re dealing with broken, infected, or missing teeth, our skilled team at Dental Wellness of Bend can help you get back to enjoying a healthy, fully functioning smile. We take great pride in offering a wide array of restorative treatments to meet the unique needs of all of our patients. We’ll never recommend a treatment that you don’t need and we include you in the process every step of the way. In need of restorative care? Get in touch with our office to book your visit!
Tooth-Colored Fillings & Amalgam Removal
Fillings are most often used to treat cavities and fill in the space left behind from decay. We use composite, tooth-colored fillings at our practice to give patients’ a subtle restoration while also keeping their overall health in mind. In addition to providing composite fillings, we also offer silver filling removal. Silver fillings have mercury in them which can potentially cause health issues for patients down the road.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are similar to fillings but are used when a cavity is too large for a simple filling. The inlay is a single piece of composite resin that is made to fit the specific shape of the cavity and cemented in its place. Onlays are comprised of more composite resin material than inlays but not as much as a dental crown. They are used to replace a cusp or edge of the tooth. As a conservative practice, we consider inlays and onlays first before recommending a full coverage alteration like a dental crown.
Crowns are ceramic caps that cover an entire tooth. They are a restoration reserved for more serious dental situations such as covering deep cracks and chips, strengthening a tooth after decay is removed, and acting as a replacement tooth on top of a dental implant. We always strive to do what’s best for our patients, and we only recommend full coverage crowns if they’re absolutely necessary for preserving your oral health.
Bridges are a prosthesis used to replace one tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. A bridge consists of two dental crowns on either end of the prosthesis that are attached to replacement teeth in the middle. The crowns add additional support for the bridge by connecting to existing teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Once the bridge is in place, the natural-looking replacement teeth will fill in the space left behind from missing teeth.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implants
An implant is a small titanium post that we place into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. It mimics a tooth’s root and provides a stable foundation for a tooth restoration to attach to on top. Depending on your needs, we will connect a crown, bridge, or denture to your implant(s). We offer implant placement and custom tooth restorations which means that we can complete your entire process in-house. Our skilled dentists, Drs. Allen and Brad Tucker have extensive experience working with implants.
Full & Partial Dentures
Missing most of all of your teeth? Don’t worry! We offer modern full and partial dentures to give you back a full smile. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, dentures are now more comfortable and functional than ever before. Depending on your lifestyle, needs, and budget, we can create traditional dentures that sit snugly on the gum line with the help of denture adhesives or we can place four to eight implants for your denture to snap on to.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is a great option for patients that are dealing with severe damage or decay. Root canals preserve the natural tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. While root canal therapy may sound intimidating, it’s actually a common, simple procedure. We thoroughly numb the area around the tooth so the most you will feel is slight pressure while we work. Most patients report that they feel almost-instant pain relief after their root canal!
We practice holistic dentistry and always strive to preserve your natural teeth if at all possible. However, there are some instances in which a tooth extraction is the best option for your oral health. One of the most common extractions we provide is wisdom teeth removal. These are the third set of molars that erupt between the ages of 15 and 25. While some people have no issues with their wisdom teeth, it’s not uncommon for them to cause a variety of problems.
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