Most people experience some kind of dental issue over the course of their lives. At these times, it’s a relief to know you have a trusted team in your corner that can provide revitalizing, non-judgmental care. Glastonbury dentists, Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll always take the time to communicate clearly with patients giving them back their strong, healthy smiles in a comfortable environment. If you're in need of restorative dentistry in Glastonbury, CT, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dentist and dental team. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Our more mature patients are surely familiar with the traditional amalgam material that was once solely used to repair cavities. Today, Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll are happy to offer a much-improved alternative – tooth-colored fillings. Made from composite resin, this treatment option can be closely shaded to match your natural smile for a more pleasing look overall. It’s also more conservative (meaning that we can better preserve the natural tooth), and comfortable, eliminating the presence of metallic materials that can react to temperature changes.
The placement of a tooth-colored filling only requires one appointment for patients from Rocky Hill and surrounding areas. After ensuring you’re appropriately numb, our team will remove decay from the tooth, clean the area, and then apply the composite resin into place. Once the filling has been precisely sculpted into a pleasing shape and hardened with a special light, you’ll be ready to return to your day.
Dental crowns are cap-like structures that are custom-designed to fit over the biting surface of a tooth that is severely damaged, misshapen, or requires added protection and strength. They can be made from a variety of materials, such as metals and ceramic, but many patients choose to have them made from natural-looking, non-metal porcelain. That way, the restoration will flawlessly blend in with the smile, restoring its health and appearance.
To make the process of getting a dental crown more efficient and precise, we utilize advanced CEREC technology and CAD/CAM software. This allows us to craft and place a beautiful, precisely-fitted restoration in a single appointment that lasts about two hours. That way, you won’t have to worry about needing to take multiple days off of work or having to travel to the dental office two or three times. To learn more about this advanced crown-crafting technology that we use, click on the link below!
Our Biolase dental laser uses a concentrated beam of light to allow us to remove decay without the use of any type of dental drill, safely and precisely remove overgrown gum tissue for a betting-fitting crown, and even to remove a crown within about 30 minutes. It’s completely safe and helps make each of your visits with us shorter and more accurate and comfortable.