Family Dentistry in Fort Wayne IN
For over 30 years, Dr. Steven Ellinwood has provided comprehensive family dentistry to families just like yours. Our emphasis on a positive, proactive approach to preventive oral health improves the care experience for children and their parents. There’s no need to drive across Fort Wayne to find another dentist or pediatric office…everyone is welcome here!
Composite Teeth Fillings
White fillings are less invasive, which means we can preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Plus, they’re matched to the color of your teeth, so nobody has to see them when you’re smiling or talking. Tooth colored restorations are perfect for both permanent (adult) and primary (baby) teeth.
Endodontic therapies can preserve a badly decayed or infected tooth, so it doesn’t need to be pulled. Surprisingly, this process doesn’t have to be as uncomfortable as their reputation suggests. After we finish your root canal, we’ll top the tooth off with a full coverage crown so that it can continue working normally without wearing down.
There comes a time when it’s beneficial to your overall oral health to remove a tooth instead of attempting to repair it. Such cases are usually due to extensive decay, fractures, or accidents. After your tooth is extracted, we will want to replace it with a dental implant or bridge to preserve your natural tooth spacing.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Restoring damaged or missing teeth often comes down to preserving it with a crown or replacing it with a bridge. Both restorations are designed to mimic the natural shape and coloration of the original tooth, so they do not inhibit the function or appearance of your smile.
Crowns (sometimes called “caps”) cover your tooth when filling it is not the solution. Bridges use two functional crowns, placed over healthy teeth, to suspend an artificial crown between the two of them, thus filling in an open space left from a missing tooth. Both of these restorations can also be placed on top of dental implants.
Inlays and Onlays
Lab-made “fillings” offer a higher level of integrity when it comes to repairing enamel that is decayed or fractured. Inlays and onlays are preferred when the tooth does not necessarily need to be fully covered with a crown. Depending on the location of your tooth, we may recommend a porcelain or gold option.
Looking for a Pediatric Dentist in Fort Wayne?
Dr. Steve offers family dentistry services to children and loves to see children of all ages! There’s no need to seek out a separate pediatric dentist for your child’s next checkup, cleaning, or fillings. Dr. Steve strives to make it convenient for you and your children to access quality family dentistry services in one convenient location, close to your home.
Schedule a checkup for everyone in your family by calling our Fort Wayne dentist today. Financing options are available. Call us today!
To learn more about our services, visit our dental services page.