Are you looking for a dentist who can take great care of your teeth and help keep your smile in excellent repair? At Monroe Dental Arts in Monroe, CT, we’re experts at dental restorations ranging from simple fillings to crowns, bridges, and more! To get started, schedule a cleaning or a consultation today so we can evaluate your teeth, prepare a treatment plan, and get you on the path to good dental health!
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is essentially an artificial porcelain tooth that fits on top of the remaining tooth structure from one of your natural teeth. Crowns are often used to repair teeth that have been damaged or have needed a significant piece of dental work like a root canal. A crown can protect the underlying natural tooth structure and cover any damage while helping to preserve your ability to bite, chew — and smile with confidence. Sturdy and durable, crowns often last for a decade or more with proper care.
If you’re missing a tooth, meanwhile, we can create what’s called a bridge to fill in the gap. A bridge is a row of three or more crowns that have been fused together into one solid dental appliance. This is a traditional method for restoring missing teeth, as the crown(s) in the middle of the bridge will replace the lost tooth or teeth while the crowns on the ends fit over your natural teeth to secure the whole thing in place.
Composite Filling (Posterior)
A dental filling is a procedure to fill in a cavity to prevent further damage or repair a minor fracture in the tooth. During the filling appointment, your dentist will gently prepare the filling site and then fill in the damaged part of your tooth to restore the appearance and preserve the structure. Be sure to ask for our fillings made from a nontoxic, tooth-colored material called dental composite that blends in with your natural teeth!
Inlays & Onlays
For bigger cavities or more extensive damage to one of your teeth that is too much for a filling but doesn’t yet require a crown, we can create inlays or onlays to repair and preserve the tooth. Made from the same porcelain material as a crown, an inlay or an onlay provides a protective shell over part of your tooth. These are long-lasting, durable, and help keep your tooth in good shape moving forward.
Bridge Vs. Implant
If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, we can create a set of dentures to help give you back the appearance of a healthy, natural smile. Dentures are a set of removable artificial teeth that typically attach to the inside of your mouth using suction. However, dentures can also be combined with dental implants for a sturdier, more effective hold.
Ask about our Empress brand restorations — including crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays. Empress brand uses a custom leucite glass-ceramic blend to create custom, digitally-designed restorations that will amaze you with their realistic appearance!
Prefer an all-ceramic restoration? Try our Procera brand pure ceramic crowns. Strong, durable, and attractive, Procera brand crowns are digitally designed to be a perfect fit!
Ready to Get Your Smile Looking Fresh?
Schedule a cleaning or a consultation by booking an appointment online or giving us a call today!