Dentures & Partial Dentures
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.
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.