Esthetic Dentistry

Esthetic Dentistry

Calapooia Family Dental offers esthetic treatments to enhance your smile. Dr. Summers is trained in the latest techniques to address common cosmetic dental problems, such as discolored teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, uneven wear and missing teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are made to look like your actual tooth. They are used to repair decay, cracks and fractures. A composite filling bonds directly to the tooth’s surface. Once placed, it restores your tooth’s original shape and function. The advantage of a composite tooth-colored filling versus a traditional silver filling is that only the bad tooth structure needs to be removed, minimizing the size of the filling. As with any dental restoration procedure, composite fillings require proper oral care.

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are methods of restoration that Dr. Summers uses to repair damaged teeth or missing teeth.

A crown is a synthetic cap that is placed over a tooth damaged by fracture or decay. A crown covers the tooth, restoring its strength, shape and size. Crowns are also used to cover implants, protect teeth treated with root canal therapy, and restore the appearance of discolored teeth.

A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for teeth on either side of a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are custom-fit, so they are natural looking and aligned for optimal function.