It happens. Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene at home and visit the dentist regularly for checkups, teeth can crack, decay, even fall out.
The good news for patients is that at Edgewood Dental Care, we have the expertise and training to repair and restore your broken smile with minimal discomfort and using the most cutting-edge equipment and techniques available. We offer The Wand painless anesthesia delivery system, plus three levels of dental sedation to calm nerves.
If you have a cavity, do you want to display it to the world every time you open your mouth? Or do you want a filling that’s perfectly matched to your enamel color and that’s invisible on your teeth? At Edgewood Dental Care, we fill cavities with a composite resin material that blends in seamlessly with your smile. We can even replace your old metal fillings if you’d like!
Our tooth-colored fillings are mercury free, durable, and often require less drilling than metal fillings, preserving more of the tooth structure. The putty-like resin is applied, expertly molded, hardened with a special light, then refined and polished for a totally natural look.
In the old days of dentistry, getting a crown involved multiple dental appointments and making do with a temporary while your permanent restoration was milled at an outside lab. This is still the case at many dental offices today.
Not at Edgewood Dental Care. We have our very own cutting-edge CEREC machine that produces your crown in just one appointment. The CEREC process takes just about an hour.
- First, a scanner takes fast, non-invasive impressions of your tooth
- The scanner sends your 3D impressions to our in-office digital milling machine.
- The milling machine will cut your crown from a single block of ceramic that’s a perfect match to your tooth color.
A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to replace one or several adjacent missing teeth. It consists of a pair of crowns and a replacement tooth (or teeth) that are supported by your surrounding natural teeth. We will take impressions of your mouth in our office and send them to an outside lab, where your bridge will be crafted.
The term “ root canal ” strikes fear into the hearts of many people, but its fearsome reputation is largely unfounded. Most patients report that their root canal experience is no more painful than getting a filling. In fact, if you are suffering from an infected tooth, a root canal may be the best way to stop your pain.
First, we will examine your tooth with the help of digital X-rays, 3D imaging, and our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection pen.
Once we’ve determined the extent of the damage, we will remove all traces of decayed matter, clean out the tooth cavity, fill it, and seal it up — typically with a CEREC crown milled right here in our office.
Dentures have come way since grandma and grandpa’s day. Thanks to improved materials and precise digital impressions, X-rays, and manufacturing, today’s dentures are far better fitting, more comfortable, and natural looking.
At Edgewood Dental Care, we offer several denture options for our patients.
- Traditional full dentures
- Traditional partial dentures
- Implant-retained dentures and hybrid dentures, both of which use dental implants for total stability
If your smile is missing teeth, dental implants are the most durable and natural looking tooth replacement option available. They look, feel, and function just like real teeth. A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that’s surgically implanted into your jawbone. As it heals, it fuses with the surrounding bone becoming, in effect, part of your body. Once the dental implant has healed, we attach an abutment and replacement tooth.
When you bite down with a dental implant, the force goes into your jawbone, just like with natural teeth. This prevents the jawbone deterioration that can occur with bridges and dentures.
Dental implants require a thick, healthy jawbone for placement. But if you’ve suffered bone loss, you may be a candidate for mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants offer the same benefits as traditional dental implants, but are faster to place (usually done in one dental visit), require less invasive surgery, heal more quickly, and are less expensive.