restorative dentistry restores teeth to their natural form and function. common examples include treatment for cavities and chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are used to repair a chipped or broken tooth. They are also used to fill in spaces damaged by decay (“cavities”). Tooth-colored fillings offer a natural and long-lasting alternative to gold or amalgam (silver) fillings, which can discolor over time. Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, an ideal material for repairing teeth because it looks like natural tooth structure and won’t crack or break down over time.
Our team will assess your situation to determine whether a tooth-colored filling is right for you and take extra care to ensure your comfort.
A dental crown is a type of restoration designed to cover a tooth that has been damaged or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns can be made from porcelain or other alloys. A dental crown will look natural as it blends into your surrounding gum tissue. Common purposes for placing a dental crown on your existing teeth is to provide support for weak teeth, help hold together fractured teeth, prevent pain caused by exposed nerves in decayed teeth, and improve their appearance by restoring them to their original shape, size, and color.
We always do our best with our restorative dentistry patients to make this experience as comfortable as possible.
Dental implants are the ideal solution if you have lost a tooth or teeth due to decay, gum disease, or an injury. Implants are long-lasting, durable, and the most natural-looking choice, giving you back the beautiful smile and confidence you deserve.
In addition to being durable and long-lasting, they are also virtually indestructible! For this reason, many of our patients choose them over other restorations, such as dentures or bridges. When replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you avoid injuring the neighboring healthy teeth that occur with bridges, and you prevent losing jaw bone over time by wearing only dentures. Bridges and dentures also need frequent maintenance or replacements due to wear and tear on the material used in their construction.
Dental implants will allow you to enjoy delicious foods for the rest of your life. The profound benefits of implants make them the standard of care. Our team is committed to providing you with the best long-term plan for the longevity of your overall health. We are happy to talk to you about dental implants today!
A dental bridge is a fixed (it does not move) prosthesis that replaces missing teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even an entire row of teeth in some circumstances. To create a dental bridge, the teeth next to the missing teeth are prepared for a dental crown and are joined to the ‘fake’ tooth/teeth that hover over the gum area between them. It is usually made of porcelain or alloy metal and cemented into place.
Dentures are prostheses that replace most or all of your natural teeth. They are made of acrylic, and sometimes incorporate the use of metal.
To make partial or complete dentures, our dentistry team will make impressions (moldings) from which we can create an exact replica of your mouth and gums to allow for comfortable, complete functionality. You should be aware that there may be some adjustment time needed when getting used to wearing one of these prostheses —especially if you have never worn one before.