Restorative Dentistry

Crowns

Cosmetic crowns are the best option for those with damaged teeth when they want to retain a natural appearance. Cosmetic crowns are custom made to perfectly cover and protect any teeth that have a risk of future damage. Cosmetic crowns also appear and function like a natural tooth which retains and improves your overall comfort while you are chewing.

Bridges

Dental bridges are a sturdy fixed (non-removable) option for anyone who is missing a tooth. A false tooth is bonded between two other teeth that are crowned to build a beautiful yet sturdy chewing surface. In most cases dental bridges will be created with materials that appear natural which reduces the chance of other people noticing the false structure.

Clendenon Dentistry offers quality cosmetic crown and bridge work. Schedule an appointment to begin restoring your teeth to improve your comfort and help you feel more confident about your smile.

Metal-Free Restorations

Many crowns and restorations used by Dr. Clendenon are metal free and constructed from sturdy, long-lasting porcelain or zirconia — artificial diamond-like crystals. These materials give you the surety of permanence and the attractiveness of a natural appearance — great options for your smile.

About Metal-Free All-Porcelain Restorations

Metal-free all-porcelain restorations are essentially dental work done with porcelain (a highly durable ceramic) and no metal. What many people don’t realize is that much of the dental work of the past, and even today, is done with a combination of materials including both porcelain and metal.

Benefits of Metal Free All Porcelain Restoration

Metal-free all-porcelain restorations are becoming more popular every day because of their many benefits when compared with previously used materials. Metals used in dental restoration can wear much differently over time, and dental work can eventually cause a discoloration or change in color of the surrounding gums; an obvious sign that you have had dental work. Metal-free all-porcelain restorations don’t cause discoloration of the gums the way that metal-containing restorations do. Choosing metal-free all-porcelain restorations for dental work will create a more natural smile that will look better.

White Fillings (Composite Fillings)

Good-bye silver smiles! Dr. Clendenon is able to fill most cavities with white fillings – better known as “composites.” Made from quartz and glass, composite fillings provide less need to remove tooth structure Mixed into a resin, composite fillings adhere to the teeth. When cavities are small to medium sized, the white fillings allow for bigger and brighter smiles.

What are the Benefits of White Fillings?

In comparison to silver amalgam fillings, white fillings enable dentists to restore smaller cavities more conservatively. Instead of having to replace a large portion of the tooth, as is often necessary with silver amalgams, white fillings can be used involving a smaller surface area of the tooth, keeping the natural tooth stronger.