Restorative Dentistry – Hillsboro, OR
Dental damage and decay happen to a majority of people at some point in their lives. In the past, teeth affected by these problems were repaired with metal crowns or fillings that highlighted the damage and provided a slew of additional issues, such as gum discoloration and sensitivity. Today, at Wolfe Dental, we use the latest technology to make sure that you don’t have to choose between a beautiful or a healthy smile. By using high-quality, customizable, and natural-looking materials like ceramic, composite resin, and porcelain, we’re able to provide you with the best of both worlds!
Why Choose Wolfe Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
Dental Crowns with
Easy Digital Impression
You’ve likely seen someone smile who has a noticeable amalgam filling. These are made from a metal compound that includes mercury and a variety of noble metals, such as nickel. Not only do they stick out like a sore thumb next to home-grown teeth, but they also require more removal of your natural tooth in order to be placed and are known to cause gum and tooth discoloration. At Wolfe Dental, we use a custom-shaded composite resin to fill cavities. The material is biocompatible, so it’s able to fuse with your enamel for a stronger bond and lasting protection. Plus, they look completely natural, making them virtually indistinguishable from surrounding teeth.
If you have a broken, fractured, or even severely decayed tooth that weakens your dental structure and makes simple tasks like chewing food uncomfortable, we offer dental crowns that can help. These are cap-like structures that are placed over the biting surface of teeth to provide them with added protection and strength. They can be made from a variety of materials; however, most patients opt to have theirs crafted from natural-looking porcelain or ceramic. Once placed, these restorations can last for over a decade with the proper care.
CEREC® One-Visit Restorations
If you have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow for enough free time to undergo the process of getting a dental crown, you can benefit from our use of CEREC and CAD/CAM technology. Our digital design program and in-house milling machine allow us to create a blueprint, craft, and place a porcelain dental crown in a single visit. In a matter of about two hours, our team will take digital impressions of your tooth, prepare it, and cement a durable and stain-resistant all-porcelain crown over it for added support. That way, you don’t have to worry about visiting our office multiple times within a matter of weeks.