Your natural, healthy smile is best, and we’re committed to making your current smile look and function as nature intended. Restorative dentistry options from Dr. Lynn Chincheck are exactly what you need to make your teeth healthy again. Whether your teeth have been damaged, or decay has started, or you’re missing a few here or there, we’re prepared to fix it.
Our wide range of restorative dentistry options cover every stage of repair, from a simple filling to a full set of prosthetic replacements. When your teeth aren’t functioning as they should, your whole mouth is affected. Your healthy teeth, gums, and muscles have to account for the added stress, which can cause long-term damage. We recommend replacing missing teeth to avoid teeth shifting and bone deterioration and offer a variety of options to protect your smile.
Every restoration we create is crafted from the highest quality materials, using advanced technology to get an accurate fit and perfect feel. We build restorations that are made to last, and each is specific to your individual needs. Before having a restoration, Dr. Chincheck will review your options and determine the benefits to your smile so you can make an educated decision.
We work with qualified specialists to advance your treatment should you need a referral, and can trust that Dr. Chincheck’s colleagues are of the highest level of skill and professionalism as well.
“I love Dr. Lynn Chincheck’s caring and reassuring chair-side manner! I also like the fact that she answers all of the patient’s questions thoroughly! In addition, her office staff is very welcoming and helpful.” -Norma
If your teeth succumb to decay, Dr. Chincheck may be able to remove the diseased area and restore your tooth with a dental filling. This process is one of the most common restorations performed by dentists, but not everyone offers the same results. Our dental fillings easily blend with your natural teeth, as we use a tooth-colored composite resin. Once cured, your teeth will be back to normal, and you’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak as always. Our fillings are durable, and the process is relatively simple and quick. Don’t let decay take control of your teeth.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Sometimes, your teeth may be subject to a moderate amount of decay, making them unable to accept a traditional filling. For these cases, you may benefit from a porcelain inlay or onlay restoration. Inlays cover the interior biting surface of the tooth, up to the cusps, while onlays cover the cusps and exterior area of the tooth. Made from high-quality porcelain, these restorations are similar to a dental filling but actually strengthen the structure of the tooth after the decayed area has been removed. In most cases, teeth that have been restored with inlays or onlays don’t require support from a crown.
Dental crowns protect broken or damaged teeth and are another common restoration in the dental industry. However, we’re different, as we evaluate your specific needs to determine the best material for your crown. We use precious metals, porcelain fused to metal or metal-free porcelain crowns, and all our materials are biologically safe, nickel-free and made by a premier local lab. We ensure a perfect fit for this cap-like restoration, as we use state-of-the-art digital scans of your teeth to create it. Dr. Chincheck has been utilizing digital scanning for more than seven years, allowing her patients increased accuracy and comfort. A mouthful of impression material is no longer necessary.
Crowns work to stabilize weakened teeth from endodontic therapy or decay, restore a dental implant, or act as an anchor for prosthetics in a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are an option to replace either a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth. We anchor the natural-looking prosthetic teeth with two dental crowns, one on each side of the gap created by the missing teeth. Bridges are permanently fixed in place, and the restoration seamlessly aligns with the rest of your natural teeth. You’ll retain full functionality of your smile.
Partials are a replacement option for patients who are missing teeth but have some healthy teeth remaining. This restoration stops healthy teeth from shifting, as a beautiful prosthetic replaces the missing teeth. Different from a bridge, partials are removable and held in place by metal or with new-age plastic claps.
Patients who have lost an entire set of teeth, either upper or lower arch, or both. Because Dr. Chincheck is committed to the latest and best dental technologies, we offer a new technique whereby we fabricate dentures using digital scanning which improves the fit as well as reduces the number of appointments necessary to achieve your optimal result. We’ll create a set of stunning prosthetics that look at natural as your former teeth. Regular dentures use suction to keep them in place, and we’ll ensure the most comfortable fit. You’ll be able to use your teeth, as usual, talking, biting, and chewing, while having a full set of perfect teeth. Ask us about implant-retained dentures, too!
Dental Implants are great for patients with missing teeth. They are the closest replacement option to your natural teeth and benefit you by not only replacing the missing tooth but also by supporting and maintaining your bone structure. We restore dental implants and are happy to refer you to an oral surgeon, with whom we collaborate with on a treatment plan, for placement of the implant. The labs we use to make your crown restoration for your dental implant are all local, meaning we offer “Made in the USA” products you can be proud of supporting. In addition to traditional implant restorations, we offer implant-retained dentures and All-on-4 prosthetics. Contact us for more information.
Sometimes, the healthiest thing for your smile is to have a tooth extracted. Dr. Chincheck will thoroughly discuss the benefits and risks of having the tooth removed, as well as set you up for replacement options. You’ll feel comfortable throughout your procedure, and confident that you are receiving the utmost level of experienced care. Should you need a minor extraction, we’ll review your case. We perform some extractions in our office, but for more advanced extractions we’ll refer you to a skilled specialist.
How Does it Work?
FirstFit uses CAD/CAM technology to create a digital blueprint of your replacement piece down to the exact measurements, color specifications, and fit that Dr. Chincheck requires to improve your smile. This means no more goopy impressions, no creating temporary pieces, and no wasting of materials or time.
We are then able to create, or mill, your replacement piece right here in our office using the highest quality materials, such as porcelain and zirconia. The machine also produces a hand-held guide to gently guide the dentist to exactly the areas that they need to touch to complete the restoration, and block the areas that do not need to be touched. This means exact, precision placement of your new bridge, crown, or even veneers with the minimal amount of prep or time in the chair.
This new method also creates a more conservative alternative to dental implants.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Applications
We mentioned same day veneers…. the FirstFit system is fantastic for the application of veneers because it reduces the amount of healthy tooth that would be traditionally removed to apply the porcelain veneer fronts. This makes it ideal for all sorts of cosmetic dentistry applications and aesthetic improvements, even mimimal-prep veneers.
Would you like to see exactly how dental veneers are applied using the FirstFit system?
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What are you waiting for? Call our office to schedule an appointment and find out if a restorative or cosmetic procedure with FirstFit is right for you! No more goopy impressions, no more temporary pieces, and no more waiting!