When your teeth are healthy, they are very good at what they do. Dr. Honore’ makes every effort to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible in restorative procedures. He uses his extensive skills and experience to provide you with restorations that are so natural in appearance and performance that they beautifully blend with the surrounding teeth. But aesthetics and function are not enough. The other key component to your restorative care is COMFORT. You’ll be pleased to find that in addition to his extensive skills and experience, Dr. Honore’ brings something to his work that not every dentist can…the gentleness bestowed by skilled hands… This advantage brings an extra measure of comfort to everything he works with. Finally, you should know that when we say comfort, we mean your comfort both during and well beyond your treatment.
We offer the following restorative services:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Tooth Whitening
- Tooth colored Fillings
- Crowns, Onlays and Inlays
- Dentures and Partial Dentures
- Root Canals
Veneers are thin shells that are laid onto the teeth and bonded to the surface. Although they can be made of different materials, porcelain is frequently used because of its durability and realistic appearance. Veneers are a more conservative alternative to crowns since they require less removal of the tooth’s original surface. With veneers in place, patients can expect straighter, whiter, and more even teeth.
Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, it is inevitable that, over time, some yellowing or discoloration will occur. This gradual change can be caused by aging, substances that stain your teeth (such as coffee and tobacco), excessive fluoride, or the deterioration of a tooth’s nerve. A tooth whitening treatment can be performed as an at-home dentist-supervised process. While this method does not stop future discoloration, this treatment brings about whiter teeth and helps create a brighter smile
A bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. A typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (crowns). Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Composite bonding is a technique used to improve the appearance of your teeth. The term composite bonding refers to any composite material, either a plastic or resin, which is bonded to an existing tooth. Bonding is ideal for fixing chipped or cracked teeth, hiding discoloration on the tooth’s surface, or reducing the gaps between teeth. Whatever the specific intent, composite bonding creates more aesthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter smile. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little if any of the original tooth.
Until recently, dentists filled and sealed cavities exclusively using a silver and mercury amalgam. Unfortunately, these fillings (or restorations) often weaken teeth due to the large amount of the original tooth that has to be removed. Modern dentistry has increasingly turned to composite fillings as a strong, safe and more natural looking alternative. Composite fillings utilize a soft white plastic substance that includes a hardening agent.
When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals, acrylic resin, or an amalgam (a mix) of these materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance, although they tend to be less durable than other materials. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth.