Our restorative dental services help you:
IMPROVE ORAL FUNCTION
Better oral function means you can finally chew well and speak confidently again.
REHABILITATE A DAMAGED SMILE
Replacing missing teeth and reaching optimal oral health benefits your overall well-being.
FEEL CONFIDENT EVERY DAY
Start enjoying all the things you love without feeling self-conscious about your smile.
Our Approach to Restorative Dentistry
A gentle and caring approach
A strong focus on our patients is central to our approach toward restorative dentistry at Stephen J. Spencer DDS. We prioritize patient comfort and see ourselves as a trusted partner helping our patients create and maintain healthy smiles. Restorative dentistry works by improving function and encouraging optimal oral health. Our expert team is trained in the latest restorative techniques and is dedicated to bringing damaged smiles back to brilliance. Sedation dentistry options are also available for patients who suffer from dental-related anxiety or undergoing more complex treatments.
Rebuilding your smile
Dental crowns restore and protect damaged smiles. Carefully crafted in a dental laboratory, these custom-made restorations offer much-needed strength and support to help protect against future cracks and decay. Precise impressions are key to a great-fitting crown. For gold or PFM dental crowns, we use traditional impression trays and materials. For all other crown material options, we use digital imaging for quick, accurate renderings without the need for messy materials. What dental crown material is best for your situation will depend on the condition of your tooth. Dr. Spencer will provide you with expert advice and recommendations about what is likely to work best for you.
Restorations to bridge the gap
Sometimes patients lose their permanent teeth. Whether it’s a result of decay, severe damage, or traumatic injury, the gap left behind can be problematic to your long-term oral health. Dental bridges are custom-made restorations that bridge the gaps caused by missing teeth. They anchor to the neighboring healthy teeth or dental implants and hold one or more pontics (prosthetic teeth) in the middle. At Stephen J. Spencer DDS, we offer PFM (porcelain fused to metal) and zirconium bridges.
Partial and Full Traditional Dentures
Reclaim your confidence and complete your smile.
Teeth play an important role in our everyday lives. Proper speech, chewing ability, and nutritional absorption can all suffer in patients with missing teeth. Partial and full traditional dentures are both simple, affordable, and removable solutions to replace missing teeth and regain these functions. If you have some remaining healthy teeth in place, partial dentures are ideal. For patients who have to have all of their teeth removed or are already missing all of them, full traditional dentures are the right solution. In either case, these dental prosthetics help to restore full functionality and give you a complete, natural-looking smile. Every denture is custom-made and adjusted for the best possible fit.
Revive your smile and experience optimal comfort.
Implant-supported dentures are an innovative solution to permanently restore missing teeth. First we surgically place dental implants into the jawbone. Over time the implants and jawbone fuse together, creating exceptional stability. Your custom-made dentures then attach to the implants to create a new, natural-looking smile.
The main advantage of implant-supported dentures in comparison to traditional dentures is that they never shift or move like removable dentures can. So there is no rubbing or discomfort, and they look just like natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures can dramatically improve your quality of life, helping you eat and speak normally again, retain facial structure, and maintain healthy jawbone density.
Bone and Tissue Grafting
Precision grafting for long-term results
A prerequisite for a dental implant is having sufficient healthy bone for it to attach to. A bone graft may be necessary if a patient has suffered bone loss or deterioration in the jaw. Bone grafting involves harvesting healthy bone from another part of the body. This way our team can help increase the amount of available healthy bone.
Sufficient gum tissue is also important to support a dental implant and prevent exposing the implant post. Patients who have receding gums may benefit from tissue grafting to help prepare their mouths for implants.
We take a team approach to bone and tissue grafting and will work alongside a periodontist and prosthodontist to find the best course of treatment for you.
Improving function, comfort and aesthetics
Dental implants are the optimal solution for replacing missing teeth. They effectively and permanently restore function so you can eat and speak normally. Implants also look and feel just like your natural teeth. Aesthetically, dental implants are a great-looking choice, so you can keep smiling confidently.
The ideal candidate for dental implants is a patient who is in good health with no other major dental problems. If bone density is an issue, we use a team approach to find appropriate solutions. This includes working with a periodontist and prosthodontist. Dr. Spencer can place your implant right here in our office, eliminating the need for external referrals.
Insurance & Financing
WE ACCEPT CASH, CREDIT CARD, AND MOST INSURANCE PLANS.
CONTACT OUR TEAM TO FIND OUT MORE.
No insurance? No problem …
Payment plans are available through Cherry and CareCredit® so you have additional options to afford your care.