If your teeth need some extra TLC, we’re here to help. We have a range of restorative treatments to restore your smile’s health, beauty, and functionality. Whether you have missing, damaged, painful, or decayed teeth, our skilled team can work with you to regain your oral health.
Our restorative services include:
Dr. Quigley utilizes the SMART amalgam removal technique as a framework for our amalgam removal protocols. The complete SMART amalgam removal protocols can be followed as outlined in the IAOMT’s guidelines, or we can customize the specific points to allow for individual preferences or tolerances. Since some of these recommendations can be difficult for patients due to the increased appointment length and use of additional barriers, Dr. Quigley will review these guidelines and customize them according to the patient’s preferences.
Utilizing the available scientific evidence, the IAOMT has developed extensive safety recommendations for removal of existing dental mercury amalgam fillings, including detailed protective measures that are to be utilized for the procedure. The IAOMT’s recommendations build upon traditional safe amalgam removal techniques such as the use of masks, water irrigation, and high volume suction by supplementing these conventional strategies with a number of additional protective measures, the need for which have only recently been identified in scientific research.
Tooth Coloured Filling
Foundation Filling Prior to Crown Placement
It is important to note that as a safety precaution, the IAOMT does not recommend amalgam filling removal for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding and that the IAOMT does not recommend that dental personnel who are pregnant or breast-feeding conduct work that disrupts amalgam fillings (including their removal).
All of this information as well as a complete list of references can be found at https://iaomt.org/resources/safe-removal-amalgam-fillings
Tooth colored filling to repair chipped front tooth
Space closure with fillings
Silver filling replacement
A tooth-colored filling is a mixture of a tooth-colored resin with clear glass particles that give it strength.
Tooth colored fillings come in many shades so they very closely match the color of natural teeth. They are bonded into place and require less removal of healthy tooth structure than silver fillings.
As with any filling, having a tooth colored filling involves some inherent risks both to the remaining tooth structure and to the tooth colored filling itself:
The alternatives to having a tooth colored filling are:
Bite problems may lead to the tooth-colored filling or tooth breaking or loosening.
Porcelain crowns build back smile
Porcelain fused to metal crowns build back natural tooth appearance and function
Gold crowns build back function
Crowns are made of three types of materials:
Crowns restore a tooth to its natural size, shape and—if using porcelain—color. They improve the strength, function and appearance of a broken down tooth that may otherwise be lost. They may also be designed to decrease the risk of root decay.
In having a crown, some inherent risks exist both to the tooth and to the crown itself. The risks to the tooth are:
The risks to the crown are:
Alternatives to crowns are fillings, such as composite or silver amalgam. These restorations remove decay and may restore teeth to their original form, but are limited because they do not improve the strength of broken down teeth. They also do not decrease the risk of root decay or improve the long term function and aesthetics of broken down teeth or crowns.
Builds back smile
Bridges are made of three types of materials:
Bridges build back your smile and help you to speak and chew properly by restoring your teeth to their natural size, shape, and— if using porcelain— color. They help maintain tooth, bite, and jaw alignment by preventing remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
In having a bridge, some inherent risks exist both to the tooth and to the bridge itself. The risks to the remaining teeth are:
The risks to the bridge are:
Three alternatives to bridges exist:
• As a bridge is made in one solid piece, it is not possible to floss in
between the teeth; special dental aids must be used to maintain
the health of the anchor teeth and gums around the bridge
• Porcelain on the bridge may have a good color match with adjacent natural
teeth when the bridge is placed but less of a match as your natural teeth age
• Food may become lodged under fixed bridges; gum recession over time may
make food impaction unavoidable, even with the most ideal bridge contour
• Gum recession may lead to unsightly dark roots or bridge margins
• A bridge may chip or break if used for abnormal activities (e.g., biting
fishing line, sewing thread or finger nails, opening bottles)
Before Root Canal
After Root Canal
After Root Canal
The only alternative would be to remove the tooth.