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Restorative Dentistry

Maintaining a Natural Look and Functionality

A healthy smile is a functional smile. If your teeth don’t seem to work like they’re supposed to, you may be a candidate for restorative dentistry from Hardwick Dental Group.

We only want people to notice your beautiful smile, not the work you’ve had done.

Restoring that great feeling you once had!

In order to get your teeth working properly and your oral health fully restored, it is important to create a restoration that looks natural and feels great. Every prosthetic we have created for you, from porcelain crowns and composite fillings to dentures and dental implants, is skillfully matched to your natural teeth and artistically crafted to be as realistic in appearance as possible.

In every case, we’ll try to save your natural teeth whenever possible. If damage or decay is advanced, and a tooth requires extraction, we have the most natural options for replacement. Our solutions to missing teeth give you a choice, and you can work with our team to find the solution that works best for your needs and budget.

Prior to any treatment, we ensure that you will know exactly what to expect. We’ll guide you through the process step by step, so you are informed and prepared. Hardwick Dental Group works hard to prevent any unwanted surprises.

Once your restorations are in place, we’ll discuss proper care techniques so you can maintain your beautiful smile for as long as possible. Our restorations are durable and effective and bring the brilliance back to a smile that deserves to shine.

SCHEDULE an appointment today and discover how all of our dental services at Hardwick Dental Group can help make your smile a little brighter.

Fillings

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Fillings

One of the most common dental restorations are fillings, which are used when decay has affected a tooth. We use a tooth-colored composite material to fill the cavity. The process is simple and can be completed in a short office visit. We’ll ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process, and you’ll be free of decay and back to your day in no time.

Crowns/Bridge

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Crowns/Bridge

Broken teeth, or teeth with large restorations or big cavities, may be candidates for dental crowns. Whether your tooth has had a root canal, or has suffered trauma, a dental crown restores stability and protects the tooth from further damage. Crafted through CEREC technology, our ceramic crowns fit over the entire surface of the tooth, and are available the same day! After we create your individual crown, we’ll permanently bond it to the tooth, restoring full functionality. Bridges replace either a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth, using two dental crowns as anchors on healthy teeth. The prosthetic tooth looks natural and blends perfectly with your remaining healthy teeth. Depending on your unique case, we may use either metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges. Some patients are better candidates for porcelain-fused-to-metal or gold crowns, which can be done in as little as two visits.

Bridges replace either a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth, using two dental crowns as anchors on healthy teeth. The prosthetic tooth looks natural and blends perfectly with your remaining healthy teeth. Depending on your unique case, we may use either metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges. Some patients are better candidates for porcelain-fused-to-metal or gold crowns, which can be done in as little as two visits.

Partials

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Partials

Similar to a bridge, partial dentures replace a series of missing teeth. However, unlike a bridge, partials are removable, held in place by metal clasps that attach to your healthy teeth. Don’t let your smile suffer because of a few missing teeth – consider a partial restoration and get back to a fully functioning smile once more.

Dentures

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Dentures

If you are missing a full-set of teeth, you may want to consider dentures. Dentures are a full arch of prosthetic teeth set in a base of gum-colored resin, which is custom fit to your mouth. Secured using either adhesive or natural suction, dentures stabilize your cheeks and facial structure, while restoring the beauty of a full smile. Ask us if dentures are right for you.

Implants

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Implants

When you’re missing teeth, dental implants are the closest replacement option to your natural teeth. Because a surgically implanted post acts as a root in your jaw, dental implants stop bones from deteriorating and healthy teeth from shifting. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and allow you to bite, chew, and speak like you always have, restoring full functionality to your smile.

We’ll gladly refer you to a skilled surgeon who can place your dental implant. Once the implant heals, we’ll create a custom crown to fit on the post, matching any remaining natural teeth and creating a seamless restoration.

For patients who are candidates for dentures, we offer implant-retained dentures, which provide greater security and a comfortable fit. Implant-retained dentures snap onto implant posts, eliminating embarrassing slips and uncomfortable shifting. In some cases, your existing dentures may be modified to fit dental implants, or you can have a whole new set created.

Endodontics

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Endodontics

No one likes to hear that they need a root canal, however the pain from an infected or abscessed tooth is much worse. We perform routine endodontic therapy such as anterior/premolar root canals, as well as more complex procedures such as molar endodontics in-house. We’ll even retreat a tooth that has had root canal therapy in the past, but is facing new complications. You can relax in the comfort of our office with the team you trust by your side. Our commitment to compassionate care is always a top priority.

Oral Surgery

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Oral Surgery

Sometimes, extractions are necessary to improve the overall wellness of your mouth. Should you need to have a tooth removed, rest assured you’re in good hands with our team. We perform minor extractions in our office, and no matter how complex the surgery is, we’ll keep you calm and comfortable throughout. We’ll ensure you understand all pre-surgery instructions and provide aftercare requirements so you will always know what to expect. We’re happy to address any concerns or questions you may have regarding tooth extraction and oral surgery, so never hesitate to contact us.

Cerec

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Cerec

In our commitment to deliver the best dental care with the latest advancements, we use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to create custom dental crowns on-site in just one day. Traditionally, crowns are crafted in a dental lab and can take weeks to be delivered to the dentist who then can permanently bond it to the patient’s tooth. This requires the patient to be fitted with a temporary crown until the permanent crown arrives. With CEREC technology we eliminate the need for a temporary crown and multiple dental visits. This means greater convenience and less discomfort for you.