Restorative Dentistry

Fillings, veneers, crowns “caps,” implants, partials and dentures are all part of restorative dentistry. And restorative dentistry can involve the filling of just a single tooth or the restoration of the entire mouth. We take great care in every restoration, from a simple filling to the most complex full mouth reconstruction.

Non-Metal Fillings

Composite resin filling materials have been a mainstay in our restorative and cosmetic procedures for over 20 years. When proper technique is employed, bonded composite fillings can actually strengthen the tooth versus just plugging holes. And it looks good too.

Crowns

When decay or damage to the surface of a tooth becomes significant, the tooth can be reduced and a custom-made tooth bonded or cemented to its surface. This restoration is called a crown or cap. The many types of porcelain and zirconia crowns are fashioned in a United States certified dental laboratory by trained technicians to provide a strong tooth with a natural appearance. The color of the crown is carefully matched to the color of your natural teeth by using digital photography and Shade Wave computer software.

Dr. Freeman will discuss your options for restorations with you after an initial examination.

Bridges

A dental bridge is a common method of replacing missing teeth. Bridges consist of one or more false teeth that are held in place by crowns that are attached to the surrounding teeth. Bridges can be made with a gold alloy substructure or can be made with metal free ceramics or zirconia.

Bridges can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile by replacing missing teeth. The materials used to create the bridge are made to match the color of your natural teeth, while providing strong structural support.

The teeth next to the empty space will be reduced in order to receive the crown portion of the bridge. Then, an impression will be taken of the whole area (the missing area and the two teeth next to it).

This impression is then sent to a lab, and a bridge is custom-designed to fit the area. Just as with the placement of a crown, a temporary bridge will be put in place to protect your teeth and gum while the restoration is being constructed.

We may provide you with a "flipper" or "Essix"  appliance in place of a temporary bridge depending on the situation.

Partial & Full Dentures

Full Dentures

A full denture replaces a full arch of teeth.  Conventional full dentures are removable, but new advancements have allowed practitioners to anchor your full denture using dental implant posts, clips or bonding materials.  

While nothing can perfectly replace your natural teeth, new advancements in denture technology have made dentures more comfortable and stable than ever before.

Removable Partial Dentures

We also offer removable partial dentures for areas of your mouth where teeth have been lost or extracted. These are held in place by metal or plastic clasps that affix to surrounding teeth.

Removable partial dentures serve as an alternative to fixed partial dentures (bridges) or dental implants.  They can help to restore aesthetics and function to areas with several missing teeth.

What We Do
     
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  • 04/05/2017
         
    I had a great first visit with Dr. Freeman and Staff. They were able to get my x rays and cleaning moved up and did a great job explaining my dental health...
  • 10/27/2016
         
    Great office organization with a smooth efficient low-key flow. The staff is its usual, responsive and caring while entirely professional, self. Most...
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 07/06/2017
         
    So appreciate the Doctor getting me in at such short notice with an infection needing to be seen. Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at...
  • 06/01/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 04/10/2017
         
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  • 09/13/2016
         
    Dr Freeman and his crew are amazing and entirely accommodating. Pat Freeman is highlyknowledgeable and professional
  • 06/19/2018
         
    This was my intial visit for extensive dental work needed. A great experience, looking forward to my new smile and healthier teeth.
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 11/10/2016
         
    My experience has always been one and done with a Dentist. Dr. Freeman and Team are the FIRST dental team that I genuinely connected with and trust. They do...
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 09/14/2016
         
    Great staff! Very thorough as well. Would highly recommend them to all My friends.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 06/16/2018
         
    Very friendly team, very professional. Gave me a lot of great information to help me make good decisions about my dental care.
  • 11/16/2016
         
    I LOVE Dr. Freeman and all of his staff. Very comfortable office and straightforward dental work and advice. Dr. Freeman is a perfectionist and gets the job...
  • 07/14/2017
         
    Recently had a root canal and nearly fell asleep during the procedure! Plenty of novacaine and Dr. Freeman was thorough and gentle. His assistant was also...
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 03/14/2017
         
    We always appreciate the excellent dental care we receive from Dr. Pat Freeman and the dental hygienists and other staff. Everyone is friendly and...