Restorative Dentistry Portland, OR
PDX Center for Dentistry has provided dental care for thousands in the surrounding community. With our focus on high quality care using the latest in proven dental technologies, Samuel Seo, DMD is able to provide high quality dental care in a warm and caring environment.
Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained. These are generally minor repairs that can be resolved through this relatively inexpensive means rather than through a more costly dental procedure.
A crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Crowns work to strengthen the tooth while protecting the existing structure, extending the life of the tooth longer that it would be with a filling or another restoration.
Dental Implants provide a permanent foundation to support new crowns, and even your existing dentures can be anchored to them to eliminate the need for messy adhesives. Dental implants can dramatically improve your health and confidence by allowing you to regain your beautiful and functional smile.
Dental bridges are fixed appliances that will work to restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. These appliances are non-removable, so they will become a permanent part of your smile. There are many different types of bridges, and we can help you choose the option that is right for your unique dental needs.
One of the most popular ways to replace teeth is with dentures. Dentures have come a long way since your grandparents had them. Over the years dentures have seen many updates that have made then longer lasting, more useful, more comfortable, and easier to deal with.
Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. Dentists use both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.
Inlays and onlays are used to restore portions of the tooth, or to strengthen a tooth. They are alternatives to using fillings or a crown to restore the integrity of the tooth.
A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma and extreme wear.
Scaling and root planing is essentially a deep cleaning of your teeth that is specifically designed to remove all buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, as well as along the roots of your teeth. Scaling is the thorough scraping of the surfaces of your teeth above the gumline, including around the gumline and just below it.
Normal TMJ function is essential not only for chewing and speaking, but for overall comfort in your jaw. When your TMJ is misaligned, you may experience headaches, extreme pain in the jaw, and ear or sinus infections. We can identify and treat these alignment issues so that you do not experience additional concerns associated with TMD.
Tooth extraction is the process of removing your tooth from the socket in your bone. Tooth extraction is done in one of two ways, a simple extraction or a surgical extraction.
Multiple tooth extraction is a complex process in which we carefully remove two or more teeth due to severe tooth damage. Tooth extractions are classified into two categories, the simple extraction, and the surgical extraction.
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