Did you know that unlike a bone, a tooth doesn't possess the cells necessary to rebuild itself when damaged or decayed? Teeth need to be repaired to prevent further injury and potential infection/disease. So, whether you chomp into a pop-corn kernel and chip a pearly white, or ignore that pesky cavity a little too long, we have you covered. From simple fillings and crowns/bridges to complex implants and dentures, we will get your smile back on track. And the doctor will always explain the “why” and “how” before every procedure, with preventative recommendations to avoid the need for future restoration.
If you’re over 40 you may have a few “silver” (amalgam) fillings in your mouth. The doctors at Boudreau Family Dental prefer to fill cavities with composite, which is more natural looking and the same shade as your teeth. And, unlike amalgam, composite fillings contain absolutely no mercury. So, you can laugh out loud knowing only your dentist knows where restoration was done!
Wear, decay and breaks happen, and a filling isn’t always an option. Major restorative dentistry is a combination of art and science. At Boudreau Family Dental and we always strive to save a natural tooth. A crown will restore a single tooth by covering it with an artificial “cap” that is perfectly color matched to your smile. The crown is meant to restore the shape, size, appearance, and function of your original tooth.
Bridges and Implants
When a tooth cannot be saved, or if a tooth has been lost, patients have the option for either bridges or implants. Bridges replace missing teeth by attaching a pontic or “fake tooth” between 2 crowns and are less invasive. An implant attaches directly into your jawbone to support an artificial tooth. Our doctors will thoroughly discuss your options based on anatomy and budget and propose the best restorative treatment plan for you.
Whether it be from decay, an accident or disease, not all damaged teeth are able to be saved. When multiple teeth have been lost, dentures may be necessary to restore your smile. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Depending on the patient’s condition, a physical mold is created or a 3D digital image of your mouth is scanned and sent to one of our partner labs for production. Doctor Boudreau will always try to save natural teeth when possible and uses only the finest local labs to assure that you can smile brightly and with confidence.