Rivertowne Family Dentistry provides a full range of dental services. Dr. Swenson prioritizes attention to detail, and educating patients so they will be able to choose the best solution among available alternatives.  Listed below are a few examples of the many services offered at our office. If you would like to see more photos of his work – feel free to ask at your next appointment.

ALL PORCELAIN CROWNS AND VENEERS:


All porcelain crowns are indicated for larger defects. Veneers can be thought of as partial porcelain crown, and are the most natural options we offer. Veneers are very thin and form an incredibly strong junction with the tooth’s enamel when bonded properly. Veneers are best suited for correcting small defects in the shape and color of the teeth. All porcelain crowns are recommended when larger changes are necessary.

IMPLANT OVERDENTURE:



Denture, especially a lower denture,can be difficult to wear. Dr. Swenson has significant experience in making dentures as comfortable and functional as possible. By adding just two implants to anchor the denture, retention can be significantly increased. The patient who wears the denture pictured here told me the cost of this lower implant overdenture was “The best money I ever spent!”

BONDING:


Nowadays, we have very esthetic tooth-colored composite resin filling materials that can be bonded directly to the teeth. Composites are used to place esthetic fillings on the front or back teeth.

BRIDGE:


Bridges are one way to replace missing teeth. Adjacent teeth are used to support the “pontic(s).”

CROWNS:


A patient recently asked when told that she needed a crown “don’t dentists place fillings anymore?” Fillings are often a viable option, but as our teeth and fillings get older, a crown may be a better (and often only) choice. For example, in this case these molar  teeth had multiple silver fillings for many, many years. Silver fillings depend on undercuts placed in the tooth for retention. The larger the filling, the weaker the tooth. Eventually, the tooth supporting the filling breaks. The filling will usually stay in place for a period of time and will then come loose.  This is a situation where a crown is the only option.