Did you know there’s a way to replace up to an entire set of teeth with tailor-made prostheses that look and function like the real thing, and it’s not dentures? All-on-4 dental implants use cutting-edge medical technology to replace lost or damaged teeth and give you a brand new smile, permanently. We wouldn’t offer All-on-4s… Read More


A dental bridge is a custom-made appliance that “bridges” the gap created by a missing tooth. The gap is filled by a false tooth called a pontic, while the two teeth around it serve as anchors, called abutments, which are covered by crowns. The bridge is fixed in the mouth by cementing the crowns to… Read More


Are you an adult who is thinking about straightening your teeth with Invisalign? Invisalign, a treatment we offer here at Bunker Hill Dentistry, is a great option for most adults because it’s nearly invisible and it straightens crooked and improperly spaced teeth. It can also correct certain types of over, under and crossbites.  However, adults… Read More


Your dentist may suggest tooth bonding as a cost-effective and quick solution to repair some types of damage or to improve the appearance of your smile. Bonding means that your dentist will apply a composite resin to cover the damage or imperfection and match the shade of your teeth. Typically, you will only need one… Read More


Even though enamel, a mineral form of calcium phosphate, scores 5 on the Mohs hardness scale—harder than steel—it is also brittle, comparable to glass. As a result, chips, fractures, cracks, and significant breaks, like a tooth broken in half, are not uncommon.   If severe enough, broken and chipped teeth can cause severe pain and/or cause… Read More


Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and thought your gum tissue was out of proportion to your smile? If so, you may be suffering from what’s known as excessive gingival display, or more commonly, gummy smile.  The good news is, the situation is treatable. You can have the movie-star smile you’re looking… Read More


Cosmetic dentistry is the type of dental care you need when you wish to improve the way your smile looks. Orthodontics, on the other hand, is a specialized type of dental care focused on improving the position of teeth and the jaw to overcome an improper bite. While the two types of dental care share… Read More


Stem cell research has exploded in the last 20 years, so it should come as no surprise that a major segment of medicine, such as dentistry, would have its fair share of researchers attempting to make new scientific breakthroughs.   Those breakthroughs are, by all accounts, at least several years away from your local dentist’s office,… Read More


Many adults have had fillings, where a dentist fills in a decayed tooth with dental material to prevent further damage. The same type of treatment can be administered to children, too. The goal is to preserve the tooth’s health and function for years to come, even with baby teeth. It can also help to reduce… Read More


Yes, children can definitely wear braces with some baby teeth remaining. Children won’t need braces when they have only baby teeth, but it may be the right course of action in some cases where a child has mixed baby and permanent teeth.  That’s the short answer. The long answer is that nobody can offer you… Read More