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
     
Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/25/2017
         
    I had my first visit today and I was very happy about the way I was treated. My x-rays were done in a quick matter and I like that I could see where the...
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 04/12/2018
         
    The staff was all welcoming and helpful, provided great care and was able to lay out my dental issues and fixes in a good way.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 02/19/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 06/28/2018
         
    Dr. Freeman does excellent dental work and he adjusts his approach for us "veterans"' and for "newbies". THANK DR. FREEMAN AND STAFF!
  • 10/31/2018
         
    Staff all very friendly. Did not have to wait long. Dr Freeman very thorough with his exam - Explained everything he was doing.
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 11/14/2017
         
    Great place! Friendly staff and competent staff, great dentist. And he is even from the same state I am from. Can't be all bad, right?
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 07/06/2017
         
    Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at ease with no questions unanswered. Thank you so much!
  • 08/28/2019
         
    The whole staff made me feel comfortable, and weâ re efficient and no nonsense about my visit.
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 07/14/2017
         
    His assistant was also very helpful and always concerned about my comfort.
  • 02/07/2018
         
    My first visit to Dr. Freeman and I was very pleased with my comfort level and the thoroughness of Dr. Freeman explaining every step of my procedure and all my options.