Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite fillings are excellent options for front teeth and may also be used in selected sites on back teeth as well. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant, and provide the latest state of the art technology in restoring your teeth. Dr. Hudimac no longer offers silver/amalgam fillings for restorations.
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed instead of a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, or restore fractured teeth. A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy will require a crown following treatment to provide strength and support to the tooth. We only use materials for crowns that will provide the longest lasting benefits to our patients, and use dental laboratories right here in Western PA.
A fixed bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth, inhibit decay in difficult areas, and slow the onset of periodontal diseases. Bridges are composed of abutments (the sound teeth on either side acting as supports) and the pontic area (a framework attached to the abutments with artificial teeth attached to the framework). Our patients appreciate the expertise and training that Dr. Hudimac has in this field as well as success with his patients