Dr. Welsh is able to restore teeth to create a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Restorations include a broad range of procedures and solutions to repair broken or missing teeth. Dr. Welsh is able to offer the following restorations based on each individual patient’s needs:
- Composite fillings
- Dental crowns
- Fixed bridges
- Inlays and Onlays
- Root Canal Therapy
Composite Tooth Fillings
Dr. Welsh uses composite fillings to repair teeth with natural-looking materials.
Composite fillings are made of material that is adjusted to closely match the natural color of your surrounding teeth. Composite fillings are glued into the tooth structure, which, in turn, strengthens the tooth structure to create a stronger, more resilient tooth.
Dr. Welsh uses composite fillings to:
- Fill preparations resulting from cavities
- Improve shaping of teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Create partial crowns on single teeth
- Repair chipped teeth
A dental crown is a cap-like covering that encases the entire tooth surface in order to restore it to its original shape and size. Dr. Welsh often employs crowns to address:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Root canals
- Cosmetic enhancements
The latest development in restorative technology, CEREC® allows Dr. Welsh perform restorative procedures in only a single visit. Our restorations are made of a highly durable ceramic material, matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Dr. Welsh provides durable bridges to restore missing teeth.
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. A typical bridge involves an artificial tooth fused between two dental crowns. There are different types of dental bridges, and Dr. Welsh will recommend the most appropriate bridge for a patient’s individual needs.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dr. Welsh offers inlay and onlay restorations, and can place them in a single appointment.
Inlay restorations are similar to fillings. They fit inside of the tooth structure, and are often used to fill larger cavities. They fill, or cover, a specific portion of the damaged tooth.
Onlays are generally made to cover the entire biting surface of the damaged tooth, and are typically used when a tooth is too damaged to support a filling.
Inlays and onlays provide several benefits, including:
- Reduced risk of damage or deterioration
- Long lasting; able to last up to thirty years
- Strong and durable
- Aesthetically pleasing
Root Canal Procedures
Dr. Welsh is able to perform root canal therapy to save a tooth in danger of needing removed.
Root canal therapy (known as endodontic therapy) is necessary when soft tissue inside of teeth becomes inflamed or diseased. The purpose of the procedure is to remove the damaged tissue to prevent further spread of deterioration, infection, or disease.
Tissue inside of teeth is often damaged due to:
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
Dr. Welsh is generally able to complete root canal procedures in a single appointment. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Welsh will communicate with the patient to explain the procedure and to discuss sedation options.
Do you experience these problems? Root canal therapy could be necessary if you experience any of the following:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Injury or trauma to the tooth