Composite Tooth Colored Fillings
When a cavity forms in a tooth, a filling can be placed to restore it. After removing the cavity or decayed tooth structure, a tooth colored (composite) material is placed to fill the space and restore the shape and function of the tooth.
Many people have silver amalgam fillings that have been in service for many years, maybe even decades! Dr Monteiro is conservative in managing these old fillings-if they are holding up well, she does not recommend replacing them. She will evaluate these older fillings routinely to determine when replacement is necessary. The most common reason to replace an older amalgam filling is when the margins (where the filling meets the tooth) starts to break down, or when decay has formed around the old filling.
Today’s dentures aren’t like your grandma’s! With advances in dental materials and technology, dentures are better fitting and better looking than ever before. We can even use dental implants to help stabilize dentures so that they do not move and slip when you eat and talk. Whether you will be a first time denture wearer, or are looking to replace an old or uncomfortable denture, call River Oaks Dental today for a complimentary denture consultation with Dr. Monteiro.
Partials can be a great and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Whether you want to replace one tooth or many, partials can restore your smile by using the remaining healthy teeth as anchors. At River Oaks Dental, Dr. Monteiro fabricates high quality partials that are not only comfortable but also natural looking. Clear or gum-colored clasps can be used in place of metal clasps. Dr. Monteiro also offers flexible metal-free partials for great esthetic results.
Root Canal Treatment
When the nerve of a tooth has been irritated or damaged, or when the tooth is infected or abscessed, a root canal treatment can help alleviate pain and eliminate infection. Dr. Monteiro always takes extra care to keep you comfortable during the procedure, ensuring a pain-free experience. If you are having tooth pain, don’t wait another day- call River Oaks Dental now!