Restorative Dental Services in Albany, OR
Need to get your teeth or gums back to full speed? We specialize in fillings, crowns, implants and canals for our amazing Albany patients.
We provide restoration of tooth structure with metal, porcelain or resin materials using the most current technology available for fillings.
We offer mercury-free fillings and replacements for those patients who prefer this option. Porcelain and composite resin tooth-colored restorations are not only beautiful but also add strength to weakened teeth.
Crowns and Dental Bridges
A crown is a cap that is designed to be placed over a tooth to restore its strength and improve its appearance. A crown may be needed for traumatic fractures, wear due to teeth grinding, tooth decay, cracked fillings, and root canals.
If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge can fill the gap in your smile. Bridges resemble natural teeth and are designed to take the place of missing teeth.
Dental implants are the permanent replacement of missing teeth with artificial teeth that are attached to metal anchors, usually made of titanium and have been surgically inserted into the jawbone. This process is started with an oral surgeon or periodontist. Dr. Nicholson finishes the implant with a beautiful new crown or bridge.
A root canal is a procedure performed on a tooth because it is either non-vital (dead), or has infected nerve tissue. During a root canal, the damaged pulp tissue is removed from the tooth through a small access hole in the biting surface of the tooth. The narrow canals in the roots are thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and filled with an inert sealer to prevent germs from leaking in or out of the tooth. Many people don’t know that today’s root canals are virtually painless under most circumstances with modern anesthetic and techniques.