Decades of crunching, munching and chewing can cause considerable wear to the health of your teeth. For a patient in need of restorative dental care, Wilsonville Dentist Dr. Gates offers a variety of treatment options designed to restore the form and function to your smile.
When tooth decay causes a cavity to develop, dental fillings help to repair the damage caused by "filling" in the hole created by oral bacteria. At Gates Family Dentistry, we only use natural, tooth-colored fillings designed to seamlessly repair the damage done to your smile by tooth decay.
When the structure of a tooth becomes weakened, or even broken, a dental crown can help strengthen it. Dental crowns are designed to mimic the appearance and function of natural tooth enamel. When placed by Dr. Gates, your dental crown will cover and repair any damage your tooth structure has suffered due to dental disease, decay or oral trauma. Made from incredibly durable materials, dental crowns can last years when properly cared for with daily oral hygiene.
Dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, or several teeth, in areas of the mouth. Like crowns, bridges mimic the natural shape and color of the missing tooth. Crowns are placed on either side of the missing tooth that anchor the bridge into position. This helps provide the additional stability needed to repair your smile.