Joseph R. Craig, DDS

Patient Services - Restorative

Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Dr. Oister changes lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

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Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting, loose dentures right now? Dr. Oister wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants.

As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature's design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth.  This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal.  It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.

Porcelain Crowns

You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Dr. Oister uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain, gold, or silver to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural looking teeth in shape and color.

Bridges

If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future.  After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns.  Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Oister creates a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.

Orthodontics

Dr. Oister has been providing full, comprehensive orthodontics care since 1994. Her primary focus is interceptive orthopedic orthodontics for children ages 5-15. She finds great satisfaction in giving gorgeous straight smiles that you desire for your children. With several hundred cases completed over the past 20 years, Dr. Oister has recently completed her Fellowship and is accredited in the Academy of Diplomates in the American Orthodontic Society.