Dr. Catherwood offers all restorations, from metal-free fillings and bondings to inlays, onlays and crowns. Choosing a filling that is right for your circumstance requires us working in partnership with you. You can always count on us to keep your mouth healthy, whole and beautiful.
Early detection of decay and cavity treatment is important for patients of all ages. Consistent exams, cleanings, dental sealants and conservative repairs can help keep the teeth’s natural strength and beauty without the use of metals or waiting for things to become worse and more difficult to treat.Remember, dental decay is the number one chronic disease of children, so don't put off a healthy start for your child. We like to catch cavities as early as possible so that we can preserve your tooth structure and strength. In fact, when some tiny cavities are caught early enough, they might be filled without anesthetic.
A dental crown, also sometimes called a cap, is a perfectly fitted restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy. Unlike an inlay or onlay, a crown completely covers the tooth.
We use the very best laboratories and technicians to custom create and fit your crowns and bridges for strength, endurance and appearance. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. If your teeth have been badly damaged or need structural integrity and support, dental crowns can be an effective treatment option. Our crowns are shaped and colored like a natural tooth to restore strength and eliminate discomfort. As always, all these restorations are done with the same careful planning and design to give you superior results.
Missing teeth do not have to be a way of life. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, consider our other tooth replacement options, including custom made precision bridges and precision full or partial dentures.
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissue. Made of resin and porcelain, complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. When some healthy teeth remain, a partial denture can be used. A partial denture also keeps the remaining, healthy teeth from shifting in the mouth.
Full or partial dentures improve chewing ability, speech and support the facial muscles. Dentures also enhance appearance. While removable, these alternatives can be stable and beautiful when precision techniques and attention to detail are uncompromised. Like a fixed dental bridge, all dentures and partial dentures are built to our exacting standards on 3-dimensional jaw movement simulators. In addition, we most often can eliminate the unsightly wires and clasps that show in many other types of dentures and partial dentures.