Early intervention is key when it comes to saving your tooth from decay. At the first signs, we’ll remove decay and apply a filling crafted from tooth-colored composite material that blends in with the rest of your natural teeth. Fillings stop decay from spreading, leading to more invasive procedures later on. Don’t let something small turn into something big.
In cases where a traditional filling just won’t work, we may recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay treatment. Porcelain inlays cover the interior of the tooth, up to the cusps, while an onlay extends over the cusps. These restorations are durable and generally strengthen the tooth structure after the decay has been eradicated. They typically don’t require additional restorative therapy, unlike traditional composite fillings. And since our office is equipped with CEREC technology, you can have the whole restoration completed in just one visit!
If a tooth is severely damaged, or has become weak from endodontic therapy, we may suggest a crown restoration. A crown is a custom-fitted cap that is bonded over the weakened tooth and strengthens and protects the natural tooth underneath. They are expertly colored to match the shade of your natural teeth, making the entire restoration seamless. We offer same-day crowns with CEREC technology, which means you don’t have to wait weeks for the permanent restoration.
Bridges are a dental restoration that uses two crowns as anchors to replace either one tooth or a series of missing teeth with prosthetics. Our bridges are either metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal, depending on your specific case.
Partials and dentures are one of our options for missing teeth. When teeth are missing, healthy teeth can shift positions, throwing off your bite and altering the way you speak and eat. Partials replace a series of missing teeth, while dentures can replace an entire set of teeth. We ensure that all of our dentures fit perfectly and comfortable, so you can get the highest functionality from them.
Want a permanent, durable solution to missing teeth? Ask us about dental implants! Dr. Hurtt can place and restore your implants, saving you the trouble of going from dentist to dentist, and can monitor your progress throughout the treatment. For more information about dental implants, visit our Implant Dentistry page.
More commonly known as a root canal, endodontic therapy is the solution for infected nerve tissue. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other healthy teeth. We encourage patients to consider root canal therapy to save natural teeth whenever possible. Rest assured, we’ll keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process.
Should you require oral surgery, Dr. Hurtt and team of specialists will ensure you’ll get the ultimate care. Whether that’s performing minor tooth extractions, or partnering with a specialist for more advanced cases, Dr. Hurtt provides compassionate, comfortable care.
Many of our restorations can be completed quickly thanks to CEREC technology. This allows Dr. Hurtt to create custom-crafted restorations chairside, and apply them to your teeth the very same day. CEREC technology uses CAD/CAM dentistry, which involves a process of digital scanning of your mouth, along with computer design to make the perfect restoration for your needs.