A Dental Crown May Be Used to Repair a Tooth With Extensive Decay

Small cavities can often be repaired by having Drs. Collier, Goettsch, Stecklein, and Oetken apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there simply isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the case if the tooth has suffered a dental fracture or... read more »

The Severity of a Chipped Tooth Will Determine the Repair Method Used

Your tooth enamel is one of the hardest biological substances known to man. At the same time, it is only hard enough to allow your teeth to bite, chew and grind tough foods. Unfortunately, there are instances when something can chip a tooth. This could be as traumatic as a blow to the face or as mundane as grinding your... read more »

A Missing Molar Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

The molars in the back of your mouth are large and are primarily called upon to do a lot of work chewing and grinding foods. If a molar is knocked out or extracted, the impairment to your mouth can be significant. If you’re missing a back molar, it cannot be restored by a dental bridge because there is no corresponding... read more »

Repairing a Broken Tooth with a Crown

A fractured, cracked, or broken tooth can often be a serious cause for concern. Even if the damage is only limited to the enamel layer of the tooth it can still impede the proper function of your mouth and impair your ability to chew. If the broken tooth is visible in your smile it can often leave you feeling self-conscious.... read more »

What to do When One of Your Crowns Falls Out

When Dr. Timothy Collier fits a crown it always intended to restore the function and appearance of the enamel layer of a tooth for a long time. Unfortunately, there are instances where something like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic periodontal disease can weaken the cement anchoring a crown to the abutment. If you... read more »