Smile Repairing Dental Care for Flagstaff Residents
The goal of restorative dentistry is to recreate ideal tooth strucure to what it was prior to damage from either decay or breakdown from wear or trauma. We use strong tooth colored materials to give you both function and estheics. In most cases we can change or return your teeth to what you wish for. Contact us to find out more or schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from surrounding communities including Winslow, Williams, Doney Park, Winona, Forest Highlands, Mountainaire and Kachina Village. .
Traditional Crown & Bridge
Dental crowns and fixed bridges are two of the most commonly used advanced restoration options offered by our skilled dentists, Dr. John Bacon and Dr. Brad Lerud. Crowns can restore the full form and function to a severely damaged tooth, avoiding unnecessary tooth loss. When tooth loss does occur, fixed bridges may be a valid option for replacing this lost dental structure. Click the links below to find out more about crowns and bridges, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Older patients may remember the days of having cavities treated with dark amalgam fillings, but they aren’t the norm any longer at our Flagstaff practice. Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from high-quality composite resin and shaded to provide a seamless match to your natural tooth enamel, helping patients maintain a natural appearance that they can show off proudly. They’re also durable, comfortable, and very conservative, which means we can preserve more of your tooth’s original structure.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Partial and full dentures are used to replace missing teeth following extensive tooth loss. These tooth replacement prosthetics are typically created from an acrylic base crafted to resemble natural gum tissue that supports ceramic replacement teeth. The base can be shaped to fit between remaining teeth or to fit snuggly against the gum line as needed. We work with a team of experts to offer both immediate and conventional denture options to meet patients’ needs. Conventional dentures are crafted in a dental lab following any necessary extractions. Immediate dentures are designed and crafted prior to the preparatory appointment, so you can wear them home right away. Both types of dentures are removable.
There are many reasons we may recommend extraction, but the underlying concern that leads to a need for tooth removal is that the patient’s overall oral health will be negatively impacted by retaining the tooth. When extraction is necessary, Dr. Bacon and Dr. Lerud work with a team of experts to perform these procedures.