Restorative Dentistry

Reclaim your smile’s function and beauty with personalized care.
Dealing with oral health issues or pain can have a far-reaching impact on how your smile looks, feels, and functions every day. Tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, or oral trauma can make it difficult to eat or speak, cause headaches or pain, or leave you feeling self-conscious about letting others see how your smile has changed. All of this can take a toll on your physical, psychological, and social well-being, and gradually diminish your potential for a high quality of living.

If your smile isn’t what it used to be, know that you’re not alone and that you can reclaim your smile’s health, strength, function, and beauty with restorative dentistry. Guided by the belief that every patient deserves quality, personal care, Dr. Harrison only offers the best materials, laboratory services, and customer service for dental crowns, bridges, and implant restorations.

While the dental industry at large has shifted toward quick-fix treatments that tend to profit dentists more than patients (like same-day crowns), Dr. Harrison is committed to consistently providing you with the time, compassionate care, and skillful services that produce the results you deserve. Along with treating the underlying causes of tooth decay and gum disease, Dr. Harrison specializes in helping you prevent future issues with restorations that are strong, natural looking, and long lasting.

“Dr. Harrison’s office is so helpful and makes you feel welcome and taken care of tending to your every need – especially when getting a crown. Dr. Harrison personally calls later in the evening to check on you!”

• DIANA G.

Crowns & Bridges

If you have a tooth that is significantly damaged, decayed, or missing, a dental crown or bridge can restore your tooth’s function and shape while maintaining your smile’s natural beauty and integrity. When meticulously designed and crafted out of top-quality materials by a highly educated dentist, like Dr. Harrison, a dental crown or bridge can provide natural-looking results that last for decades.

Crowns

Made of metal alloys, gold, porcelain, or zirconia, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that replaces the visible part of a tooth (called the crown) that’s become disfigured or damaged due to injury, weakness, or decay. Crowns can also be used to repair an expired crown or filling, anchor a dental bridge, or complete a dental implant restoration. Dr. Harrison will work with you to choose the crown material that meets your expectations and needs, with zirconia crowns typically her top choice for the strongest and most natural-looking restoration with the greatest longevity. Zirconia crowns are always crafted by a highly trained technician in a dental laboratory, which creates their exceptional comfort and fit. The extra time, care, and skill that goes into each zirconia crown ensure that you get the most satisfying results for your valuable time and money.

Bridges

Along with making it difficult to properly chew and speak, missing one or more adjacent teeth can cause your teeth to shift out of place and make you feel self-conscious about your smile’s function and appearance. With a custom dental bridge, you can reclaim your smile’s function and fullness, prevent undesirable changes to your bite and smile, and restore your smile’s natural function and beauty. A dental bridge is a custom dental restoration that suspends one or more prosthetic teeth (called pontics) between two or more dental crowns, which are securely bonded to the natural teeth or dental implants that neighbor the gap (called abutment teeth). Dr. Harrison only uses the highest quality materials and dental laboratories and will work closely with you to craft a dental bridge that meets your desired outcomes and needs.

Implants

Tooth loss can be devastating, though you can reclaim your smile, self-esteem, and sense of normalcy with dental implants. Used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, a dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of one or more teeth, to prevent jawbone loss and establish a sturdy foundation for supporting prosthetic teeth. During the weeks and months following implant placement by one of Dr. Harrison’s trusted specialists, bone will bond to the implant and anchor it in place. Once the implant is integrated into your bone structure, Dr. Harrison will place an abutment on each implant before securely attaching a strong, beautiful, and lifelike crown, bridge, or denture into place.

Some patients may benefit from a bone graft or sinus lift before implant placement, to fortify your bone structure to support your implant restoration. Dr. Harrison will thoroughly evaluate your gums, bone, and teeth before implant placement and work closely with you to ensure a positive and successful implant restoration.

All-on-4 Implants

Losing one or both arches of teeth can have a dramatic impact on your physical and psychological well-being, especially if you’ve already experienced bone loss in your jawbone and face.

Utilizing existing jawbone and highly strategic implant placement, All-on-4 implants can replace an entire arch of missing teeth on only four dental implants. Along with possibly eliminating the need for a sinus lift or bone graft, All-on-4 implants have unique abutments that can support a set of temporary teeth immediately after implant placement. For the next six months or so, you’ll be able to wear your temporary teeth, with a modified diet of softer foods, while your bone tissue bonds to the implants (called osseointegration). Once healed, Dr. Harrison will replace your temporary teeth with a custom-crafted set of permanent replacement teeth that are as fully functional as they are natural looking and beautiful.

Implant-supported Dentures

Though a viable option for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth, conventional dentures rely on suction or a special adhesive to stay in place and often shift uncomfortably when they’re needed the most: during chewing and speaking. Offering the most comfortable and reliable denture experience, implant-supported dentures are held securely in place by two to eight dental implants, which are surgically placed in the jawbone. Along with their superior stability and fit, implant-supported dentures also help prevent bone loss, which is one of the most undesirable long-term effects of tooth loss.

Combining artistry and dental science, Dr. Harrison will meticulously design your implant-supported dentures to offer the most natural function, feeling, and appearance, and provide personalized guidance for maintaining your dental implants. Beyond the periodic replacement of the attachments and clips, your overdentures will last for years with daily cleaning, routine dental visits, and lifestyle habits that generally support the health of your mouth and body.

“Millennium Dental is always amazing, I always look forward to my visits because I never had a bad experience there ever! The front staff is amazing and they check in is very quick and there right on time with my appointment and never any delays. You’d be hard pressed to find a better dental office anywhere!”

• TAWSIF I.

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