With the many restorative treatment options available in modern dentistry, there’s no reason anyone should endure the discomfort or embarrassment of missing, damaged or worn teeth.
The dentists at Avery and Meadows offer a variety of ways to return your mouth to optimal function, comfort and appearance.
Dental bonding allows us to perfect your smile in one easy visit – we simply prepare the surface of your tooth, apply a bonding material to your prepared tooth, and carefully sculpt composite resin to fill gaps, repair chips, restore small cavities or cover minor stains.
Tooth Colored Fillings
To restore teeth that have cavities and decay, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings. White composite fillings blend perfectly with the natural color of your tooth – virtually disappearing in your smile. These natural looking fillings also provide safe, strong protection for your tooth for years to come.
Porcelain Inlays, Onlays and Crowns
There are times when damage or decay to a tooth requires more than a tooth-colored filling to restore it to health. In those instances, we may use a porcelain inlay, onlay or crown.
An inlay is a restoration that is used to repair damage inside the cusp of a tooth. An onlay is a larger restoration that is placed inside the cusp of the tooth and extends over one or more sides of the tooth. A crown covers the entire tooth.
Inlays, onlays and crowns are tooth-colored and are undetectable in your smile. They also increase tooth strength up to 75% and can last from 10 to 30 years.
Diagnosing a Cracked Tooth
CEREC® Technology for One Appointment Restorations
At Avery and Meadows, we use CEREC technology to create custom-made porcelain restorations in-house, in one visit. CEREC takes a digital impression of your tooth then custom mills a precise restoration. No more messy mouth molds. No more temporary restorations. No more waiting for the lab. No more return visits for the permanent restoration. Now your inlay, onlay or crown can be created and permanently seated in one visit.
CEREC CAD/CAM Procedure
Dental Bridges, Partial and Complete Dentures
If you have one or several missing teeth, or if you’re missing all of your teeth, there are a variety of options to restore your mouth to optimal health, function and appearance.
A dental bridge is a custom-made false tooth or teeth that is placed permanently between two healthy teeth with two dental crowns. The false teeth “bridge” the gap left by the missing teeth. Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct some bite problems and help improve speech.
Why a Bridge?
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissues. Made of resin, complete dentures are used to replace all the teeth. When some healthy teeth remain, a partial denture can be used. A partial denture also keeps the remaining healthy teeth from shifting positions in the mouth.
Full and partial dentures improve chewing ability and speech, and support facial muscles. Dentures also enhance appearance.
Why a Partial Denture?
Why a Full Arch Denture?
Immediate Denture Procedure
Dental implants are permanent replacements for teeth and roots. They can be used to replace one or several missing teeth; they can also be used to securely hold a denture in place. At Avery and Meadows, we will refer you to a reputable oral surgeon for the surgical implantation of the titanium posts (roots). When healed we will create custom-made porcelain teeth and permanently place them on the posts, returning your smile to optimal function, comfort and appearance.
For those patients who experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist, we offer a variety of options for sedation dentistry.
Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restoration is recommended when the teeth are worn down, crooked, broken or missing, causing problems in both the function and position of your bite and the appearance of your smile.
Full mouth restorations are completely unique to the individual patient. Your doctor will determine which procedures will best resolve your needs. Depending upon the condition of your mouth, his treatment plan may involve the use of:
Tooth-Colored Fillings or Onlays
My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Avery since 1981. Dr. Avery and I have known each other a long time: we were high school associates in the same organization at our respective high schools. However, we chose Dr. Avery when I returned from active duty in the Army and Sue and Jim Baker – my in-laws and patients of Dr. Avery – recommended him. I needed several crowns because my fillings were deteriorating and I was experiencing some pain. In addition, my broken front two teeth had always been a cosmetic problem until Dr. Avery repaired them. I had great confidence in the outcome since I knew that Dr. Avery had instructed on crowns in medical school. Fixing those teeth was like getting a new lease on life!
Everyone in this office is caring and friendly and they always treat us like their own family. They have always gone out of their way to help us when we had special, unscheduled needs. Lisa is an exceptional hygienist as well. Our experience with Dr. Avery and Meadows’ office has always been first class – including the professionalism of their schedulers, receptionists, and bookkeepers. I would recommend his office to everyone! Just last week, I recommended that my boss go straight to Dr. Avery’s office and get his crown difficulties resolved.