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Filling & Restorations
Dr. Mitsos offers dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.
Your teeth and gums were designed to last a lifetime — and they can with proper care. A lifetime of good dental health requires daily care of teeth and gums along with regular dental check-ups. The American Dental Association® recommends visits to your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
If you are missing one or more of your teeth, Dr. Mitsos may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a porcelain crown. These crowns are connected to the teeth adjacent to a gap, creating a strong and natural looking replacement. Non-removable bridges provide a sturdier, more stable solution to missing teeth than removable dentures, giving our patients the feeling of having permanent teeth once again. Bridges are an excellent solution when implants aren’t an option.
A dental crown, often known as a cap, is a type of restoration used to help strengthen teeth preventing fractures that could lead to pain and/or loss of the tooth. Dental crowns are often used on teeth with large silver fillings susceptible to breaking or after root canal therapy. Dr. Mitsos makes his crowns using the strongest materials available while still achieving a great esthetic appearance making them undetectable in the mouth. The making of a dental crown is a 2 appointment process. The first appointment is usually a one hour appointment where the tooth is prepared, molds are taken to be sent to the dental lab, a shade (color) is selected and a temporary crown is made to be worn while the permanent crown is fabricated. The second appointment is typically 2 weeks later and includes verifying proper fit both on the tooth and with the bite. The appearance of the crown is also approved at this appointment. Once Dr. Mitsos and his patient have approved of the final product, the crown is permanently cemented in and post-operative instructions are given.