Tooth Colored Fillings | Dental Crowns and Bridges | Dentures and Partial Dentures | Treatment of Severe Tooth Wear

 Restorative Dentistry

It’s time to stop settling for teeth that don’t do what they should. You can enjoy flashing a healthy smile and eating your favorite foods again with restorative dentistry at Windmiller & Carlson Distinctive Dentistry in Stillwater.

Experience the Full Function of Your Mouth Again With Our Restorations

Our patients enjoy having many different restorative options to choose from.

Tooth Colored Fillings

At Windmiller & Carlson Distinctive Dentistry, we want everything to look as natural and aesthetic as possible.  To accomplish this we use tooth-colored fillings to repair small cavities and teeth with minor damage to the enamel. Made from safe composite and ceramic materials (yes, we have a BPA-free option!), these fillings are designed to look like a natural part of a tooth. They bond well to the enamel, providing strength and durability for years to come. And, for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile, we can replace worn out or metal fillings with this beautiful alternative.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown simply fits over and around a damaged tooth.  It’s designed to protect remaining tooth structure while also restoring its original shape, appearance, and function. With a crown our team can repair a large cavity, replace portions of a broken tooth, and even improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth. Crowns can also be used to form a bridge, which is one of the easiest and most effective ways to replace one or more missing teeth in a row.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Are missing teeth making your life a little less enjoyable every day?  Are you ready to eat your favorite foods again and speak with clarity and confidence? Custom-made dentures from Drs. Carlson, Windmiller, and Hawn can help you do this and much more. Our dentists can design a denture to effectively reverse any degree of tooth loss, and we can provide both traditional removable and implant-retained prosthetics. In the end, we can help rebuild a patient’s smile for a lifetime by giving them a set of teeth that is natural-looking, comfortable, and will work hard for years.

Treatment of Severe Tooth Wear

Are you concerned that your teeth are wearing down, chipping, breaking and becoming sensitive? You may be suffering from tooth wear from grinding your teeth against each other or erosion from acid reflux or acid in your diet.  Some studies indicate that about 20% of people grind their teeth during the daytime and about 10% grind their teeth at night.

The main issue if you feel you suffer from any form of tooth wear is protection and prevention. If your tooth wear has been diagnosed at an early stage you can concentrate on preventing further tooth wear with diet modification, protective dental appliances and some limited dental bonding to restore the small areas of attrition or erosion.

If your tooth wear has progressed to the point that your protective enamel has been worn away and you have exposed your inner dentin you will likely need a more comprehensive solution. As you may know the protective dental enamel is the hardest substance in the body but the dentin is very soft and will wear at a much more accelerated rate once it has been exposed.

Another problem with tooth wear is that the bite will often change as your teeth wear. This can lead to an unstable bite often with muscle and TMJ pain. You may even feel that you don’t have a solid position to bite your teeth into anymore.  Severe wear can also cause teeth to move leading to spaces between your teeth or crowding.

If you suffer from any of these conditions Dr Carlson has a solution for you! There are many options that modern dentistry can provide to help you with your dental problems and she feels that the key to a successful outcome is to create a treatment plan that is completely customized to your unique situation.