If you are experiencing tooth pain, tooth loss, or gum disease, you need the care of an experienced dentist like Dr. Matteson. Dr. Matteson is a prosthodontist, giving him even deeper insight into the dynamics of restorative dentistry than a general dentist. Prosthodontics is a branch of restorative dentistry focusing on rebuilding oral structures from the ground up.
Restorative dentistry includes treatments like fillings, crowns and dental implants. When your teeth are under attack, we can help bring back your healthy smile. Dr. Matteson’s work restores optimum function with an artistic flair.
For small cavities, tooth colored fillings are often the best choice. To protect your overall health, Dr. Matteson only uses mercury-free fillings to treat cavities. Not only are they safer, but they’re also more attractive.
Lakeview Dental Clinic offers full-coverage crowns, made from luminous porcelain and Zirconia materials. These restorations offer beautiful aesthetic results that protect your natural tooth from further damage or decay. They’re also perfect for topping off your dental implants.
You don’t have to live with a gap in your smile! Our Coeur d’Alene practice offers metal-free bridges to replace your missing tooth. These durable white restorations can enhance your smile’s health and appearance.
Are you missing one or all of your teeth? Dental implants could be the foundation for your new smile. These artificial “tooth roots” act as a secure support, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture. Dr. Matteson's background in prosthodontics makes him especially adept at installing dental implants.
Dental Implant Restoration
Problems with dental implants are rare, but they do happen. If you notice your dental implant has loosened, is causing your gum to swell, or the crown on top of your implant is cracked, call Dr. Matteson right away! A dental implant can’t fix itself and if you try to treat it yourself, you could end up causing more damage to your mouth.
AvaDent Digital Dentures
Lakeview Dental Clinic is proud to use AvaDent Digital Dentures, the world’s first computer generated denture system! This one-of-a-kind digital denture system combines oral anatomy with state-of-the-art technology to ensure your dentures not only fit, but that you have the most natural-looking smile possible.
Have you lost an entire arch of teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Are you going to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save? You may be able to replace them with fixed dentures. Have your dentures fabricated by one of only two of Idaho's resident prosthodonists, Dr. Matteson!
Root Canal Therapy
If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, Dr. Matteson may recommend root canal therapy to save it.
If the idea of a root canal makes you feel nervous, don’t let it! Modern root canal therapy is a relatively painless procedure. Once your procedure is completed, a dental crown will be placed to protect your tooth from further damage.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Loss of your natural teeth, whether due to an accident or as part of the aging process, can be traumatic and affect your outlook on life. With the help of full mouth reconstruction, there are many options to restore your smile even if you have suffered extensive tooth loss. Dr. Matteson is a prosthodontist, meaning he is uniquely equipped to restore your smile to its former glory.