Composite (Mercury-Free) Fillings

Composite fillings are resin bondings that are considered conservative procedure in restoring teeth. Composite fillings are virtually unnoticeable and form to enamel in order to add strength where decay once existed, and result in healthier, natural looking teeth.

Cosmetic Bondings

Bonding is a common solution for fixing/repairing chipped and cracked teeth, reducing gaps or spaces between teeth, or hiding discoloration on a tooth’s surface. Bonding is when composite material is adhered to an existing tooth. Unlike crowns or veneers, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

This procedure is recommended for patients who have lost their vertical dimension of occlusion or function due to various reasons such as grinding, neglect, or severe wear. It involves complete restoration of the entire mouth via crowns, bridges, implants, or removable prosthetics. Dr. Lee can show you a step-by-step guide to achieving your dream mouth. It is a highly precise and systematic procedure that requires commitment from both parties but the end result can be astonishing.

Crowns & Bridges

A crown is a permanent “cap” that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. This covering fits at the gum line in order to restore the tooth’s structure and function. Treatment for a crown involves: numbing of the tooth to remove decay, re-sculpting the tooth, an impression of the prepared tooth, and fitting the permanent crown which is done during the second visit typically 2 weeks later. There are many different types of crowns that you can choose from depending on location, function, and esthetic factors of the tooth, so be sure to ask us about the type of crown that is best suited for you.

A bridge is a permanent restoration that fills a space where a tooth or teeth previously occupied and consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two or more adjacent prepared teeth. Depending on the location and the span of the missing area, a design of the bridge and a number of teeth that are involved are determined. The preparation and delivery visits are very similar to that of a single crown preparation.

Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin outer façade covering a tooth or teeth in the esthetic zone, typically from central incisors to canines. Veneers are excellent option when covering discolored, misaligned, cracked, or deteriorating front teeth where cosmetic bonding might not be feasible. It is a minimally prepared procedure and yet esthetically pleasing, that can also last a long time with proper care.

Empress, Lava, & all Porcelain Crowns

The process for these crowns is same as for any other crowns; however these crowns are designed to be more esthetically pleasing since the coping (inner core material) of the crown is not metal based. Without the metal inner coping, a more translucent porcelain layer can be applied to create the most natural looking crown that best resembles your own enamel.

Lava Crowns are a recent addition to Huntington Family Dentistry due to its strength and cosmetic appeal. Lava Crowns are made from Zirconia inner coping with porcelain outer layer that provide proven high strength performance. They are made by the precision CAD/CAM system for an outstanding marginal fit and also have natural appearance. Unlike other esthetic crowns, Lava crowns can be placed in both anterior and posterior (premolar and molar) regions of your mouth and can also be made as a short span bridge.

Zoom! Whitening

Please see our Zoom! page in order to find out more information on this state-of-the-art whitening treatment.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are artificial appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. Like complete dentures, these appliances can be taken in and out at the patient’s discretion. Unlike complete dentures, retention is achieved by anchoring to the remaining teeth in the arch.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are removable appliances that replace all your teeth in the upper and/or lower jaws. This procedure requires multiple appointments and fittings in order to find the best possible fit. The anchorage for a complete denture is achieved through gum and underlying bone.

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a procedure where the nerve of a tooth is removed from the tooth and replaced with filling material called gutta-percha. This procedure is often needed when decay or damage to a tooth is too extensive and has affected the nerve inside the tooth. Root canal therapy is most often followed by a post, build-up, and a crown procedure.

Oral Surgery

This is an extraction or removal of an affected tooth. Wisdom teeth are often extracted due to gum irritation (pericoronitis), impaction, lack of space, etc and are done mostly by an oral surgeon.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy consists of multiple different treatments of affected gum either localized or generalized in the mouth. The most common procedure, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), is often the first treatment of choice in fighting against gum disease. It is done in order to remove tartar and hard calculus build-up with bacteria around and below the gumline. Then further treatment regimen such as perio maintenance therapy is recommended to maintain oral health, or a referral to a periodontal specialist for extensive treatment such as gum surgery is recommended. At Huntington Family Dentistry, we evaluate every patient’s oral health and determine individualized periodontal treatment.

Implant Restoration

This is a permanent procedure that replaces missing tooth/teeth via implanting a post into the jaw bone and placing a crown on top of the bone-integrated implant post. This procedure requires teamwork between a specialist and the general dentist and requires dedication and time but results are long lasting and satisfying.