Restorative dentistry in Carlisle encompasses all the procedures used to rebuild smiles when damage has occurred. This includes dental crowns, fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth replacement techniques such as dental implants. Think of it this way: when a wall is broken down, you restore it with new bricks and mortar. When your smile is broken down, we fix it with restorative dental care at our dental office.
Because Dr. Neslund believes in providing patients with not only the best in health but the best in beauty as well, we offer tooth-colored composite resin dental fillings and porcelain crowns at Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dental fillings give us the power to fix decay, cavities, fractures, and other types of damage, while dental crowns are often used to fix more serious problems such as broken, cracked, or worn teeth.
Crowns are used to fix extremely damaged teeth, hold dental bridges in place, or sit atop dental implants to replace missing teeth with a natural look. Dr. Neslund offers both porcelain crowns and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and the best option for you will depend on a number of factors. Both, however, offer tooth-colored smile restoration. We want the restorative dentistry you receive at Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to be as beautiful as it is strong.
A fixed bridge can offer greater security than a partial denture for those interested in a non-removable tooth replacement. Replacement teeth, called pontics, sit in a row to replace the missing teeth, and these pontics are held in place by crowns on either end of the row. A fixed bridge can also be anchored in place with dental implants.
Do you have multiple silver fillings that not only look unsightly, but feel sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages? Silver fillings, especially when they’ve been in your teeth for a long time, can actually be more harmful than you’d expect. To prevent your teeth from breaking apart further and improve your smile’s overall appearance, we use tooth-colored fillings. Because these fillings are made of composite resin, you can resolve cavities while still maintaining a natural-looking smile.
Our dental office is completely mercury-free. If you have old, silver amalgam fillings that you wish to have replaced, Dr. Neslund will gladly use tooth-colored onlays to provide you with a more natural-looking and healthy smile. He'll remove the old filling, take an impression of your teeth to be sent to the dental lab, and have a porcelain onlay created just for you using an impression of your unique tooth. Once the restoration is ready, you come back to our dental office, where Dr. Neslund will place your onlay. Plus, he can create onlays in one visit using CEREC in-office technology.
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Having to go back to the dentist for a dental crown can be a hassle. Instead of dealing with a temporary crown and waiting two weeks for a permanent crown to be made, you can get your permanent crown designed, fabricated and placed all in the same visit thanks to CEREC technology. This process is simple, effective, and incredibly efficient. In just one hour, you can walk out of the dental office with a fully protected and beautiful restoration made from high-quality ceramics, all without needing an offsite dental lab.
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A denture involves replacement teeth set in a soft tissue-colored base. Both full and partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics, allowing for easy cleaning and making this option the most affordable as well as least invasive. A full denture is held in place by natural suction, although you might use denture adhesive to secure your prosthetic. Partial dentures are held in place by clips that grasp onto your remaining teeth.
When significant cases of root exposure appear, which is common for those with advanced gum disease, gum and teeth sensitivity can become quite prevalent. At Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can perform tissue grafting to restore your gum tissue and cover your roots. To complete this treatment, we’ll take a very small portion of tissue from your mouth, then place it on the exposed area for regeneration. It’s a relatively straightforward procedure usually completed in a single appointment.
You may be surprised by the number of patients who need to address all of their teeth with restorative treatments. If many of your teeth are infected or missing, and a single restorative treatment isn’t going to be enough to restore your smile, full-mouth reconstruction may be the right solution for you! During your consultation, Dr. Neslund will go over the treatments that will best improve your oral health and restore the functions you were used to having prior to your tooth loss.