Restorative Dentistry to Meet All of Your Dental Health Needs
Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically embedded in the jaw to simulate tooth roots and support dental restorations. Dental implants offer the most stable anchor for permanent replacement teeth. Dr. Art Carpenter is skilled and experienced in placing and restoring dental implants.
We provide high-quality dentures to replace some or all of your teeth, returning form and function to your smile. We can also fit you with implant-supported dentures that will never shift out of place. For patients with some remaining natural teeth, we can customize a Cu-Sil® partial denture.
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays restore teeth that have decay and structural damage. Inlays and onlays restore the biting surface of the molars; inlays replace lost tooth structure within the indented area of the tooth, and onlays replace the indented surface and the cusps.
Fillings are used to restore tooth structure that has been lost to a cavity, or tooth decay. We use tooth-colored composite fillings to maintain a natural-looking, metal-free smile. If you currently have metal fillings, we recommend replacing them with tooth-colored composite fillings.
Dental bridges fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth to restore your appearance and maintain the health of your smile. Our process includes a diagnostic wax-up and a temporary bridge to ensure the best outcome. We use high-quality metal-free bridges that look natural and fit precisely.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and preserve a tooth that is broken or severely decayed. Unlike fillings, inlays, or onlays, crowns completely encase the entire tooth. They can restore its natural shape, size, and appearance. Implant-supported crowns can also replace a missing tooth.
Following tooth loss, the jawbone may begin to deteriorate. As dental implants rely on the jawbone for support, jawbone atrophy can impact your candidacy for treatment. We can harvest bone tissue from another area of your mouth or use donor or synthetic bone to repair the integrity of your jaw.
After tooth loss, the maxillary sinus may begin to crowd the jaw, making it difficult to replace missing teeth with implants. During treatment, we can lift the sinus membrane and pack the tooth socket with bone grafting material to restore your candidacy for dental implants.
We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!Kelly B.