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Restorative Treatment

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Fillings are the most common way to restore a tooth that has minimal to moderate damage from decay or trauma. Fillings are typically made of composite (tooth-colored) material that bonds to the enamel of your tooth and once polished, mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Fillings can also be made of gold or porcelain if the situation warrants.


The tooth will be anesthetized, and any diseased or damaged portion of the tooth removed. Then Dr. Monson will restore the tooth to normal function and esthetics.

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. These must be removed from the mouth for cleaning daily.

Partial dentures will have clasps (wires) that wrap around a few of your remaining teeth to hold them in place. A denture rests on your gums if you are missing all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.


Bridges are a fixed (cemented) restoration to replace a longer span of teeth which may include a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is supported by fitting over your own anchor teeth, like a crown, and the remaining teeth on the bridge rest passively on your gums to replace the missing teeth. This provides a strong, long-lasting and reliable result with the ability to chew as you would with your own teeth.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a minor type of gum surgery that is sometimes needed for a broken or decayed tooth prior to restoring the tooth. If the tooth damage extends below the level of the gums, the gums need to be moved so the final tooth filling or crown is at or above the gumline.

The tooth is anesthetized and the gums are reshaped to the new level and stitched in place. A packing is placed to protect the site during the healing process.


Crowns are indicated for teeth that have large previous fillings, are missing portions of tooth structure, are cracked, or teeth that have had root canals. The crown completely covers your tooth to the gumline and by encasing the tooth, protects it from further breakage or damage.


The tooth is anesthetized and reduced by a thickness equal to the thickness of the replacement crown, then an impression is made of the tooth and a dental laboratory will fabricate the permanent crown. You will have a temporary crown on your tooth until the permanent crown is ready for final cementation in your mouth.

Root Canals

Get back to a pain-free state

A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth dies or is injured or exposed due to decay, fracture, trauma or extensive previous fillings. The tooth will be anesthetized and an opening made in the chewing surface to expose the nerve inside the tooth. The nerve tissue is carefully removed and the nerve canal smoothed and enlarged to allow a sealant material to be placed where the nerve once was. A root canal treated tooth can be maintained for many years just like a natural tooth, but it will no longer respond to hot or cold stimuli.

Once the root canal is complete the tooth will require a build up to restore enough foundation to place a crown on the tooth. A root canal can take a broken down tooth to a new pain-free level and allow you to keep a tooth that otherwise would require extraction.


Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants provide an excellent choice in tooth replacement. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that will support a crown or bridge. The implant is placed by a specialist and then you return to our office for Dr. Monson to create a customized tooth or bridge.

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