Northern Hills Dental ~ Reid Stone, DDS
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Restorative Dentistry

How can we help you?

Your questions are always welcome at Northern Hills Dental. We want you to always be fully informed and comfortable with decisions you make about your family's dental care. Our team has many years of experience and can answer any oral health care questions you have. No question is too big or too small – if it's a concern for you, it's a concern for us, too. 

We've chosen a few questions we hear frequently and shared them below. However, you probably have some of your own, so please contact us if you don't see your question answered here. 

Restorative Dentistry

A smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It does not have to be perfect, or "Hollywood", but everybody wants theirs to be nice and to be confident in using it, and to not be ashamed of it. A smile can light up a room, and draw others in.

Often, a few small improvements can lead to an overall greatly enhanced smile. Options abound, from a professional whitening, a few strategically placed cosmetic fillings, contouring, veneers, and even shorter term braces. The key is that it should be appropriate for you and your mouth and your budget, and not some cookie-cutter approach.

Please feel free to contact us for a complimentary smile evaluation. It could be the start of a better future that will have you smiling!

Now, more than ever, there is hope and there are good options. Lost teeth often result in changes of the bite over time, loss of function and nutrition, leading to more decay, bone loss, and breakdown -- and of course there's the esthetic issue of missing teeth.

These adverse effects can happen slowly, so that you don't really notice them until they are quite advanced. The more we can maintain and improve our dental health now, the better we can deal with the problems of dental aging.

Modern dentistry can more simply and easily correct and improve these situations with implants that look and feel like teeth, life-like bridges, thin and flexible partials, and even better dentures! Several options usually will work, and the patient and their dentist can determine which one is most appropriate for their situation and budget.

Ask Dr. Stone about what options may be right for you, or feel free to call us for a complimentary consultation.

Whatever your concern, we can help! Our dental office offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments that will give your smile – and your self-confidence – the boost you need.

In many cases, a smile makeover is accomplished by combining two or more treatments. For instance, a badly decayed tooth will require a filling capped off by a dental crown for added support and protection. Or you may need a dental bridge, and then decide that your surrounding teeth should be whitened to match the appearance of the crown.

Do you have an old silver filling that gets progressively darker and more noticeable as time goes by? We can solve the problem by replacing your old filling with a tooth-colored filling that blends perfectly with your natural teeth.

Are missing teeth your major concern? We can use dental implants, a permanent tooth replacement option, or you may decide that a fixed bridge is more appropriate considering your budget.

If you’re unhappy with your smile and not sure exactly what the best solution is, please contact our dental office. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and leaves you with a perfectly beautiful smile!

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