Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry
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Inlays/Onlays - The natural structure of a tooth is more durable than an artificial tooth. With inlay/onlay procedures, we utilize this and save as much of the natural tooth as possible to retain the structural integrity, while repairing the damaged tooth. Once the procedure is complete, your teeth will be restored to their natural look and will function properly.


A crown is used to strengthen and restore a tooth. There are many scenarios as to why you would need a crown ranging from cosmetic to structural. Once we agree it is the right solution for you, we prepare your tooth to receive your custom crown. It is made with alloys, ceramic, porcelain, composite resin, a combination of and designed to fit your tooth and match the natural color of your teeth. After your crown is complete, remember to floss daily, brush twice daily, refrain from chewing hard foods and return for regularly scheduled appointments.

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Restorative Dentistry

    We feel saving as much of the tooth as possible is the best option for a lot of our patients.  For this reason, we recommend onlays when we need to support the tooth but don’t want to remove as much tooth as is necessary for a crown.  An onlay is a more conservative option but still allows us to keep the tooth from being flexed so we can keep cracks from forming or progressing in the tooth.

    Preparing the tooth for an onlay happens in one appointment.  We then take an impression of the tooth to send to the lab.  We make a provisional tooth to be put on your tooth while our high quality lab expertly crafts your onlay.  Photos of your tooth before and after are sent to the lab to ensure that we have a wonderful, esthetic match with your other teeth.  In another appointment, once the onlay comes back from the lab, Dr. Bruno meticulously checks to make sure the onlay fits your tooth well.  If everything passes her standards, the onlay is bonded onto the tooth and polished smooth

    Inlay Video

    Onlay Video

    When a tooth is severely damaged and weakened, a crown is often the best option to keep the tooth strong.  Crowns cover the tooth 360 degrees and keep the natural tooth surface from taking undue stress when we gnash our teeth side to side. Since we cover the entire tooth, making a crown is like having a brand new tooth.  Crowns can be made in different materials:gold or ceramic.  Depending on the situation in your mouth and your cosmetic desires, Dr. Bruno will help determine the best kind of crown for your particular situation.

    Preparing the tooth for a crown happens in one appointment.  We then take an impression of the tooth to send to the lab along with photos of your other teeth and the color that best matches.  This ensures that our high quality lab can craft a remarkable crown that is a beautiful esthetic match to your other teeth.  Dr.Bruno will put a temporary crown on your tooth while the lab is working on your crown.  In another appointment, once the crown is back from the lab, Dr. Bruno will make sure the crown fits the tooth well and is up to her standards.  If everything passes her standards, the crown is cemented or bonded onto the tooth.

    Caring for your crown:

      • Floss daily
      • Brush twice daily
      • Refrain from chewing hard foods
      • Return for regularly scheduled appointments.