Through the years, there have been relatively few options for crowns and bridges that provided both aesthetically acceptable results as well as the durability that is needed for long-term function. Staying up to date is crucially important to Dr. Brimhall, so he can offer his patients the best possible treatment. This also means not using materials that have not been well scrutinized and passed multiple clinical trials.
Dr. Brimhall subscribes to the philosophy of conservative dentistry. The main, overriding emphasis is providing a restorative option that will both be long-lasting and beautiful as well as being minimally invasive. Although preparing a tooth for a crown can be completed in less time, Dr. Brimhall will not resort to cutting away additional tooth structure if a more conservative restoration can be completed. This oftentimes requires additional time, skill and expertise; however, by saving more tooth structure, the tooth remains more structurally sound and potentially limits future complications.
Dr. Brimhall has a close relationship with the dental laboratory technicians that fabricate the gold and porcelain restorations he provides for his patients. He insists on working with master technicians who share his uncompromising standards for clinical excellence. Gold is still the standard for longevity and wear. Dr. Brimhall has the good fortune of having patients who still have gold restorations that were placed decades previously and that are still going strong. Following the standard of excellence set by his predecessor, Dr. Russell J. Weed, Dr. Brimhall still utilizes gold restorations in certain situations. If gold is not a suitable option, there are porcelain restorations now that blend durability and beauty. Of course, each patient is unique and Dr. Brimhall would be more than happy to go over treatment options and answer all your questions and potential concerns to your complete satisfaction. We want to make absolutely sure you understand the rationale for the recommended treatment.