Restorative Dentistry in Portland
Let our NE Portland dentist restore your pearly whites to their former glory
Restore Your Smile
A lifetime of wear can rob even the healthiest smiles of a little of their luster. If you’ve suffered a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth or need to repair the damage caused by tooth decay, our NE Portland dentist is here to help.
As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Agee can help repair the damage caused by:
- Tooth decay
- Natural wear
Dr. Agee utilizes only the latest and most advanced dental tools and techniques designed to restore form and function to your smile.
Don’t suffer the effects of a damaged smile. Schedule an appointment with the NE Portland dental care professionals at Portland Family Dentistry to restore the health of your smile.
Portland Restorative Dentist Services
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
While metal alloy fillings have been long-lasting and quality restorations in dentistry for many years, there are other options.
Dr. Agee can restore old, stained, and failing restorations using tooth-colored composite filling material to provide a healthier, more natural-looking smile.
Unlike traditional metal fillings that stand out from the color of your teeth, composite fillings blend naturally into your smile. Composite fillings can also last for years, making them an excellent alternative to metal filling materials in almost every way.
A healthier, more attractive smile! What more could you ask for?
Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped “caps” that restore a tooth’s appearance, shape, and strength. They are constructed from materials such as:
- High-grade porcelain
- Ceramic, or
- Porcelain bonded to gold
When teeth become damaged from trauma, decay, cracks, fractures, or failing restorations, the solution is often a full-coverage restoration such as a crown. Crowns protect the further destruction of already traumatized and fragile teeth, and restore both function and esthetics.
Our goal at Portland Family Dentistry is to provide dental work that is indiscernible from your natural smile, leaving you with a smile that looks and feels healthy.
Our Dental Crown Process
We use only the highest quality local laboratories and materials for our restorations. Whether the crown is a high noble, wonderfully biocompatible gold crown, or a natural-looking all-ceramic restoration, Dr. Agee will ensure it fits beautifully and looks great.
Typically, fitting a crown requires two visits to our NE Portland dentist’s office.
During your first visit, Dr. Agee will:
- Remove any lingering decay
- Shape the tooth to accommodate the crown
- Fit the tooth with a temporary crown
During your second visit, Dr. Agee will:
- Remove the temporary crown
- Place the permanent crown
- Make necessary adjustments
- Cement your permanent crown in place
You’ll leave our office with a new, beautiful-looking tooth.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Restorative Dentistry in Portland
FAQs For Our Portland Restorative Dentist
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Simply put, restorative dentistry is the repairing of damaged teeth to restore proper function and esthetics. Our NE Portland Restorative Dentist’s office offers composite fillings and dental crowns to help restore your smile.
What are the Benefits of Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry can improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance and improve functionality such as eating, speaking, and chewing.
Wouldn’t it Be Easier to Just Pull the Tooth?
Retaining your natural teeth is typically recommended when possible. Simply removing teeth can cause shifting and loss of some support for the surrounding teeth, which can lead to other oral health issues.
Can Children Benefit From Restorative Dentistry?
Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are essential for children, even though those baby teeth won’t be around forever! If your child develops a cavity or has an injury involving a tooth, we can help. Our Portland restorative dentist can evaluate the situation and create a treatment plan.