Dental Restorations in Hatboro
There are few defects in our teeth that modern dentistry cannot treat. From minor cavities and chipped teeth to toothaches and tooth loss, dental professionals can restore health, beauty, and function to smiles with a myriad of treatments.
Dr. Alex Millan embraces the latest technology to provide quality dental care in Hatboro. His passion for the science and art of dentistry is matched with a compassionate approach that gives patients a reason to smile.
Composite Resin for Tooth-colored Fillings and Bonding
Composite resin is a substance used to treat cavities and imperfections in teeth. Its color can be identically matched to surrounding dentition for results that appear like natural tooth enamel. Dentists prefer composite fillings because they allow for the preservation of maximum tooth structure, and patients prefer them for their ability to camouflage dental treatment.
Composite resin is also securely bonded onto teeth and artfully shaped to hide imperfections like discoloration, chips, and cracks. It can erase many minor flaws and provide a beautiful restoration.
Preserve Teeth with Root Canal therapy
Sometimes decay surpasses the outer two layers of a tooth and arrives at the inner chamber or pulp. When this happens, the nerves in the infected pulp send signals to the brain, and patients typically experience a toothache.
Toothaches need immediate attention because if left untreated, the infection can spread to surrounding teeth and access the bloodstream. Once bacteria enter the bloodstream, they can infect other vital organs in the body.
Dr. Millan may recommend root canal therapy when advanced decay has entered the pulp. This therapy eliminates the infection and preserves the full function of the tooth with the placement of an attractive porcelain crown.
Porcelain Crowns Beautifully Protect Teeth
Porcelain crowns encase teeth, providing protection and beauty. First, an impression is taken of a tooth, so a custom crown can be designed to its’ precise measurements. Crowns have a lustrous shine matched to surrounding dentition, and if properly cared for, can last a lifetime.
Full Restoration of Function and Beauty with Dental Implants
Despite the amazing restorative benefits of composite fillings and porcelain crowns, sometimes people still experience tooth loss. By far, the most comprehensive way to replace teeth is with implant-supported restorations. This permanent treatment virtually replaces both the tooth and tooth root, so patients have the beauty and full function of natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts implanted into the jawbone, and within three to four months, they fuse with the bone. Then, a life-like crown is secured onto the post with an abutment. They have a 95% success rate, and they can restore the loss of one tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth for an appealing restoration.
Dental implants also have an essential impact on the jaw bone. The posts keep the jaw stimulated so the bone does not shrink. This maintains the health of neighboring teeth and it also preserves the facial structure. When the jaw bone begins to lose volume, mouths look sunken and people can have a prematurely aged appearance.
Fixed Bridges for a Permanent Tooth Replacement
Some patients may choose to treat the loss of one or two teeth with a fixed bridge. Fixed bridges attach pontic prosthetics to neighboring teeth. The neighboring teeth must first be capped with crowns, so they can provide a secure anchor. Fixed bridges are matched to surrounding dentition for a restoration that is beautiful and natural.
Modern Dentistry of Hatboro Gives People a Reason to Smile
No matter what treatment your teeth may need, Dr. Alex Millan provides quality dentistry and compassionate care. Serving Hatboro and surrounding areas, he makes people smile with confidence and ease.