2345 Landon Road Suite 300 North Liberty, IA 52317

Restorative Dentistry

Nearly natural, minimally-invasive restorative solutions.

At Corridor Dental, our mission is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible—hopefully for life! Even when tooth decay or injury get in the way, we follow the principles of conservative biomimetic dentistry, which you can read more about below.

 

Biomimetic Dentistry

Traditional restorative techniques, like dental crowns, are invasive and require the removal of 70% or more of your healthy tooth structure. The word “biomimetic” literally means “to mimic life”, so biomimetic dentistry uses the natural properties of the teeth to create more conservative and life-like restorations.

Using minimally-invasive techniques, we can treat weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that strengthens and fortifies them without compromising healthy tooth structure. With tooth conservation and dental preservation at its heart, biomimetic dentistry favors inlays and onlays over crowns, and has greatly reduced the need for root canal treatments.

Mother nature knows best, after all!

Using the natural tooth as a guide, biomimetic dentistry uses the latest in dental materials to mimic natural teeth and preserve them as long as possible—just like nature intended!

  • Seal out bacterial invasion and prevent further damage.
  • Stop the cycle of dental problems and invasive treatments.
  • Keep more of what’s yours—your natural teeth.

 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings help us treat the smallest areas of decay before they progress and require a larger restoration like an inlay or onlay. To place a filling, we do still need to remove the area of decay, but instead of using a traditional drill which can be more invasive than necessary, we can use air abrasion to remove the decay and prepare the tooth for a filling.

Where traditional metal fillings can expand and contract with temperature changes, causing teeth to crack, tooth-colored fillings better mimic your natural tooth structure. They can even be color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth in shade and translucency.

The cold hard tooth and nothing but the tooth.

Metal amalgam fillings have been the gold standard (see what we did there?) in dentistry for filling cavities for many years, but today, tooth-colored fillings are very popular—but metal amalgam fillings are unsightly and can cause cracks in your tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure, which is our MO!

If you have mercury fillings you’d like to replace with safe and discreet composite fillings, Dr. Kriegel would be happy to help. He’s one of just five doctors in Iowa that is SMART certified.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

 

Inlays & Onlays

Using the principles of biomimetic dentistry to guide us, inlays and onlays are our preferred restorative technique here at Corridor Dental. Many dentists are quick to recommend and provide crowns when more than a simple filling is needed—but a crown might not be necessary, and you will be left with less healthy tooth structure than when you started.

Once your natural tooth structure is gone, it’s gone for good. That’s why we don’t recommend crowns unless they are absolutely necessary. Instead, we recommend inlays and onlays that conserve and work with your natural tooth structure, filling and fortifying the tooth as needed to restore it to health—without unnecessary drilling and cutting down of teeth.

Saving natural smiles, one tooth at a time.

Inlays and onlays allow us to fill teeth and repair damage without removing what healthy tooth structure you have left. Our conservative philosophy of restorative care is one thing that sets our practice apart from the rest.

  • Inlays repair damage and fill decay contained within the cusps.
  • Onlays are larger and can extend beyond the cusp.
  • Inlays and onlays may reduce the need for a crown, root canal, or extraction down the road.
Inlays and Onlays

 

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing a tooth, or two, or several, a dental bridge might be an important part of getting back your oral health, your quality of life, and your sense of confidence. Bridges typically consist of one or more fabricated teeth, anchored to the surrounding teeth with crowns on either side.

Bridges can be fixed or removable, and there are several different types of bridges that we can offer to suit your needs, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges. Bridges help fill the gap in your smile, support your surrounding teeth, and allow you to get back to your life with a complete, functional smile.

Which type of bridge is best for me?

Your ideal tooth replacement solution depends on many factors, including your budget, bone density, and the number of teeth to be replaced. Schedule a consultation today to get our best professional recommendation.

Dental Bridges

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Your natural teeth! Learn more about biomimetic dentistry by contacting your North Liberty restorative dentist, Dr. Cody Kriegel at Corridor Dental today!

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(319) 333-0725

2345 Landon Road Suite 300
North Liberty, IA 52317

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Tuesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
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