Up until the last several years, teeth affected by cavities and decay were typically treated with mercury (amalgam) fillings – leaving a noticeable metal appearance to the teeth. At Coastal Dental Associates, we utilize what’s known as composite, or tooth-colored materials in all of our fillings procedures. Tooth-colored fillings are completely mercury-free, and once the filling has been applied to the tooth, it is virtually unnoticeable. These treatments allow you to strengthen the affected teeth, reduce the risk of developing further damage, and obtain an aesthetically-pleasing filling. Plus, tooth-colored fillings are eco-friendly, eliminating the risk that mercury can pose on your health and our environment.
Porcelain dental crowns can be an excellent solution for repairing and improving the appearance of damaged teeth. At our office, we often utilize porcelain or zirconia crowns to restore chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, support and/or protect teeth weakened by decay, attach dental bridges, and cover dental implants. Created solely from porcelain materials, these effective restorations contain no metal and can be custom-designed to match the shape and color-tint of your surrounding teeth. Once attached, crowns provide strong support and natural-looking results, often indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Ultimately, porcelain dental crowns can help strengthen and improve both the function and appearance of your teeth with long-lasting results.
Dental Implants Resorations
Dental implants can provide a permanent replacement solution for severely damaged and/or missing teeth. As an alternative to dentures, dental implants effectively act as tooth roots by fusing to your jawbone, essentially becoming part of your mouth. Once a porcelain crown has been placed over top, the restoration should look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures can be a great option for securing loose dentures that tend to slip and shift as you eat, speak, and even smile. Additionally, this innovative procedure may be an effective alternative for patients who are not considered good candidates for full dental implants.
Dental bridges are designed to fill spaces between your existing teeth, and can serve as effective teeth replacements. Composed of a small row of artificial teeth, dental bridges are removable and look natural. In addition to giving your teeth a better appearance, they are also able to help improve chewing and speaking as they are built to last and can prevent surrounding teeth from moving and shifting. The Fixed Bridge is the most popular type of dental bridge, made of an artificial tooth attached to two dental crowns. The Fixed Bridge is attached over your existing teeth, which hold the bridge in place. Our Doctors will evaluate your teeth and determine the best type of bridge to meet your needs and give you a vibrant new smile.
For more information about our restorative dentistry offerings, or to schedule an appointment at our office, please contact us today.
At Coastal Dental Associates, our experienced dental team offer the latest, most effective restorative dental procedures designed to improve the form and function of your teeth. Customized to meet your specific needs and goals, our restorative dental offerings can be used to replace missing teeth, treat cavities and decay, strengthen damaged teeth, prevent future complications, and more. Ultimately, our mission to restore the health and appearance of your teeth while helping you achieve a beautiful, radiant smile.
Coastal Dental Associates
2837 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth NH 03801
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00
2837 Lafayette Road ~ Portsmouth NH 03801
Coastal Dental Associates