Dental implants are small titanium posts that permanently replace missing or severely damaged tooth roots. Dr. Hochfelder places implants, and sometimes coordinates with a periodontist or oral surgeon for certain cases. If you have waited to address missing teeth and have experienced jaw atrophy, Dr. Hochfelder can place a bone graft so your jaw can accommodate implants.
Dr. Hochfelder employs porcelain crowns in a wide range of restorative procedures. In addition to being used to restore teeth following root canal therapy, he utilizes lifelike crowns to support damaged teeth, keep traditional bridges in place, top dental implants, and cover large fillings.
Prettau® bridges are a cutting edge method of replacing lost teeth. These implant-supported bridges are made with lifelike zirconia, which offers incredible durability, resistance to structural damage, and an amazingly lifelike appearance.
Dr. Hochfelder places fillings to support a tooth following cavity treatment. Though he offers a variety of filling types, he typically uses tooth-colored composite resin, which can match the natural tooth for an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
When a tooth becomes infected, it affects the root as well as the inner pulp of the tooth. In root canal therapy, Dr. Hochfelder removes the infected inner portions of the tooth, leaving the healthy outer structure intact. He completes the restoration by placing a lifelike dental crown on the damaged tooth.
Your gums, tooth roots, and jaw bone make up the all-important foundation of your smile. If you are experiencing plaque buildup and other complications below the gumline, Dr. Hochfelder offers root planning and scaling to remove calculus and tartar buildup along with other non surgical therapies to preserve the health of your smile.
The surfaces of the molars can be difficult to clean. We offer special tooth-colored sealants to close the deep depressions in the surface of molars, making them easier to brush. We also offer fluoride treatments to further protect teeth from decay.
Missing teeth can have a profound impact on your oral health, and your quality of life. If you are suffering with a compromised smile, Dr. Hochfelder can coordinate the creation of custom dentures that restore balance, comfort, functionality, and a natural appearance to your smile.
Dr. Hochfelder believes everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and he is glad to work with patients of all ages and needs. We offer a range of accommodations to help young children, seniors, and special needs patients receive the treatment they need.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time of day or night. Our patients' smiles are very important to us, and we proudly offer after-hours care for patients experiencing dental trauma that requires immediate attention.