Dental Services

Dr. Morvay provides almost all routine restorative, preventative, cosmetic, endodontic and surgical dental procedures. He also provides limited orthodontic and periodontal care. Oral health is a strong reflection of overall body health.

Crowns

Crowns are used where there is not enough remaining solid tooth structure after decay and fragile tooth structure is removed, or the tooth has fractured and is now missing important architectural reinforcements. Crowns are often used to replace large fillings and provide a strong and attractive contoured surface for stained, misshaped or abnormal teeth. A crown can be made from a number of materials, including gold, ceramic, or a combination of the two. Ceramic crowns are increasingly being substituted in place of gold crowns for aesthetic and structural reasons.

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Bridges

Bridges, which are sometimes known as "fixed partial dentures", are used to replace a missing tooth. The bridge permanently joins to the adjacent teeth to provide a natural-looking tooth replacement. Bridges help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out whereas removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned at home.

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Prosthodontics

A complete or partial removal of our teeth may sometimes be required due to injury, disease, or years of neglect. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients Prosthodonticsis is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in implants, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. Stained, chipped, worn, broken or missing teeth can be restored to their natural appearance so you can continue to enjoy a beautiful smile. Replacements include crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, dental implants, and complete and removable partial dentures.

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Implants

A dental implant is root replacement for an artificial tooth. It is used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. They provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Once the artificial tooth is bonded to the dental implant, the patient regains the ability to eat virtually anything once more. The facial contours are preserved and the patient can be confident their teeth appear natural. Today, the most widely accepted implant is a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone where the tooth once existed. This titanium anchor substitutes as the root of the tooth. In time, the bone bonds with the titanium post creating a strong foundation for the new artificial tooth. Small posts are attached to the implant which extend through the gum and provide the strong foundation for the tooth. Implants also prevent ongoing deterioration of the jawbone which happens when teeth are missing.

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Gum Disease

Periodontal or gum disease involves progressive loss of bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that adheres to and grows on the surface of the tooth. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease where the gum may swell and bleed easily. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist are important to combat against gum disease.

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Cosmetic Fillings

Today, fillings are available that perfectly match the natural color of the tooth, thereby avoiding the unsightly dark fillings seen when we talk and laugh. These bonded resin fillings make the tooth look like new and can be used for small decayed areas or replacement of older dark metal fillings.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canals (Endontics) treat an infected tooth and can prevent further tooth decay. When there is damage to the soft core of the tooth (the pulp), infection can invade the tooth causing severe pain and swelling of the jaw and face. Endotontic therapy includes the complete removal of the nerve tissue and blood vessels in the tooth. Then irrigating solutions and filling material is inserted to seal the tooth from further infection. A crown is then usually bonded to the tooth to maintain its strength. Although the stereotypical fear of this dental operation is common in the general public, in reality, the procedure provides immediate relief from the pain and swelling of an infected tooth while preventing the extraction of the tooth altogether. Infected teeth can become life-threatening if left untreated.