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Restorative Dentistry

Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Drs. Long, Grimm, and Smidt change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!


Implant-supported Dentures

RestorativeWhile typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.


Crowns

You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Drs. Long, Smidt, and Grimm use a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in shape and color.


Bridge

RestorativeIf you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain, and more future problems. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Drs. Long, Grimm, and Smidt create a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, to restore your bite, and to alleviate your discomfort.


Teeth in Two Hours

If you’ve previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two- or three-week period. Now, with the E4D Dentist™ System, Morton Dental Center can actually have your crowns designed, created, and positioned in your mouth all during one visit!

The ED4 Dentist™ system utilizes new technology, allowing your dentist to design and mill your crown chair-side. This precise and efficient technology saves you valuable time and restores your dazzling smile faster than ever before. Talk to the Morton Dental Center team about receiving teeth in just two hours.


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Did you know?

There is also a Zoom!™ take-home whitening kit available. This do-it-yourself process is usually completed in 2 weeks, and while the results are more gradual compared to the in-office procedure, you will still see noticeable, fantastic results. Talk with Dr. Long or Dr. Grimm for help in deciding which whitening procedure is right for you.

 

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