No matter how careful we are, no matter how often we brush, life can be hard on our teeth. Anything from genetics to certain medications to an unforeseen accident can leave us with damaged and even missing teeth. We are here to help with our advanced restorative dentistry. Dr. Baran and Dr. Nibouar are artists who love using their hands to design, customize, and create tooth restorations or replacements that look completely natural. We’ll discuss your best options and work with you to find a solution that is just right for you.
Crowns & Bridges
Most of our crowns and bridges are crafted from the finest zirconia for both beauty and durability.
Dental crowns cover and protect damaged or broken teeth and are carefully shaded to match the teeth around it. Our e.max crowns are so natural, most patients forget which teeth are crowned and which aren’t!
Dental bridges close the gap between teeth with pure zirconia replacement teeth, held at each end by a crown. Our carefully crafted dental bridges are so beautiful, no will ever know they are there.
Cavities! Oh, no! Of course people feel upset when they discover they have a cavity, but we are here to make it a little bit easier to take. Our fillings are made of tooth-colored composite instead of a metal amalgam. Patients find that these cavity fillings are just as durable as metal, and they love that they blend right into their smiles.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
If only the top or side of your tooth is damaged and doesn’t warrant a crown, our porcelain dental inlays and onlays are just what the doctor ordered. Just as strong and beautiful as our crowns, and just as lifelike, porcelain inlays and onlays can repair damage or act as fillings for large areas of decay on your tooth, all while strengthening and beautifying your smile.
Partials & Dentures
Missing part of your smile can also mean that you are missing quite a bit of self-esteem. We want our patients to feel both secure and confident – even after they have lost some or all of their teeth. That’s why we design dentures that do more than just fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Our partials and dentures are individually made for you and designed to feel secure and absolutely comfortable. And if the idea of a removable appliance isn’t appealing, ask us about our implant-retained dentures and partials for the ultimate in security and function.
When our patients experience the freedom and comfort of dental implants, they often wonder why they struggled with traditional, one-size-fits-all dentures for so long. Dental implants replace both the tooth and the root so your teeth feel and function almost exactly the way your own teeth used to. In fact, many people tell us that unlike traditional partials, dentures or other removable prosthetics, implants allow them to eat more of what they want, avoid unpleasant denture adhesives, and smile and laugh with completely renewed confidence.
Talk to us about your options. We can replace one tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth with one of our beautiful dental implant solutions. For complex problems, we generally refer to a trusted oral surgeon for implant placement, then create your restoration in-house. In many cases, however, we can complete the entire procedure right here in the dental office you know and trust.
Root Canal Treatment
Most people don’t think fondly of root canals, also known as endodontic treatments. We are here to tell you the negativity just isn’t deserved! While people may associate a root canal with pain, our root canals actually stop your pain – and save your tooth – by removing infected pulp and nerves. If you experience a toothache, don’t wait to call us. We will ease your pain, clean out your tooth, and protect your smile with a durable porcelain crown.
Although there aren’t always symptoms present, if you experience any of the following, please call us right away.
- Sensitivity to heat or cold that persists even after the source of heat or cold has been removed
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Toothache, especially a severe toothache upon application of pressure or chewing
- Gum swelling and tenderness
- A recurring inflammation or pimple on the gums
Just mention oral surgery and people want to run the other way. We hope our patients don’t! First, Limestone Dental Associates prides itself in losing very few teeth. Our preventive dentistry and restorative methods usually allow us to save your teeth and keep your mouth healthy. But, occasionally, there is too much damage or decay, or periodontal disease has progressed too far to save the tooth. We can remove those damaged teeth and replace them with a variety of solutions from bridges, partials, and dentures to dental implants. If your needs are more extensive, or if your wisdom teeth should be removed, we will refer you to one of our trusted professionals.
We use digital photography as a convenient way to help you track your progress and show you how a restoration will look in your smile once the procedure is complete. We love that we can help our patients choose the best option by letting them preview their smiles with computer imaging. You’ll love it too!
As a schoolteacher, I always used to sit behind my desk when talking with students and parents so they couldn’t see me close up. Now I smile all the time!