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Restorative Dentistry

Bringing Zest Back to Any Smile

 

We love life… but sometimes life isn’t as kind to our smiles as we’d like it to be.

Your child falls off her bike and chips a tooth. Your old filling falls out (crunching popcorn kernels again?) and it feels like there is a crater in your molar. Your husband has a toothache that is bringing him to his knees and you’re pretty sure he needs a root canal. What can you do?

When life gets aggressive with your smile, we put on our restorative dentistry capes and get to work bringing harmony, balance, and comfort back to your mouth – and to your life. We are your tooth restoration heros!

Cavities happen. But that doesn’t mean you have to have a big metal filling in your mouth! We offer composite fillings for tooth-colored cavity repair. Because they are made of the same customizable bonding material we use for cosmetic bonding, they can be shaped to fit comfortably and matched to the natural color of your tooth. And now, we perform this procedure with no shots or drill! How, you ask? By using the newest and first CO2 laser in Dentistry. This allows us to provide fillings with no anesthesia, WOW! What an awesome thing!

If you have a larger cavity or need a partial repair of a tooth, we may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Smaller than crowns but crafted from the same high-performance porcelain of crowns, inlays and onlays beautifully replace missing tooth enamel and restore your teeth to strength and health.

Dental crowns are… wait for it…one of our crowning achievements! If our patients have severely damaged, broken, or worn down teeth or are in need of a root canal, our dental crowns can make teeth better than ever by creating a brand new surface. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, these wonderful porcelain crowns can bring you a good-as-new smile in the form of a dental bridge. A false, or prosthetic, tooth is placed as a bridge between your healthy teeth and held in place by porcelain crowns. The crowns are bonded to those healthy teeth on each side of the space. We really are proud of our crowns, and our crown and bridge restorations, because we craft them right here in our very own digital dental lab for complete control and quality assurance. We can often create the new restoration the same day so you don’t have a second appointment away from work.

Mithing something? No one should have to live without teeth. We don’t think anyone should have to live with second-rate partials or dentures either. We carefully measure for ideal fit and a balanced bite to create natural-looking, and comfortably-fitting false teeth in our dental lab. Dr. Craig Widener is a confirmed perfectionist and oversees every step, from impressions to the final fitting.

Our dental bridges, partials, and dentures are great for replacing missing teeth. But if you want a more permanent solution, one that doesn’t require adhesives or soaking, ask us about dental implants. We will handle everything. Dr. Widener will first place your implant post. This post is surgically fixed into your jawbone where it will eventually become integrated. This keeps the bone stimulated and strong, helping prevent that aging, collapsed look and keeping your bite balanced. Once the post has healed in place, you will come back to us for the placement of a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions as if it were put there by Mother Nature herself.

Root canals! Have you ever used that phrase to describe the worst, most painful thing you can imagine? Well stop it! Root canals, known by the professionals as endodontics, are actually the END of pain, rather than the cause. What causes the pain is infection, sometimes even an abscess, deep in the root canals of your teeth. Yep. That’s why people call it a root canal! We clean out these canals, removing infected tissue and nerves, fill them with a special substance called gutta-percha, then fully encase the compromised tooth with a beautiful porcelain crown. It is the ideal way to save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. We think that’s a good enough reason to reverse the root canal’s bad reputation, don’t you?

Does your teenager need her wisdom teeth removed? Does your aging parent need a tooth extracted? No matter your age, if you need oral surgery, turn to Widener Family Dentistry. You know we keep you comfortable and feeling pampered at your regular visits, so you can be double sure we will dote on you during oral or maxillofacial