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Restorative dental care repairs damage and helps patients reestablish good oral health. Treatment can provide solutions for common issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. From simple solutions like dental fillings to more complex procedures like dental prosthetics, restorative dentistry can get your smile back to thriving oral health.
Around 25% of American adults over 65 have 8 or fewer teeth. We can help you keep or replace yours.
Your dentist will complete a comprehensive oral health exam by taking a detailed look at your teeth and gums. They’ll also screen your smile for oral cancer, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and anything else that can have an impact on your oral health.
Once your dentist has finished the exam, you’ll take some time to discuss your oral health goals and concerns. This will help your dentist develop a personalized treatment plan that will address your unique dental needs.
Since every smile is unique, no two treatment plans will be exactly the same. We’ll educate you on all of your available options so you can choose the plan that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Keeping you comfortable and pain-free is one of our top priorities. That’s why we’re proud to provide soothing sedation options. Sedation is not only helpful for complex restorative cases but can also ease dental anxiety. We’ll discuss whether or not you will need or want sedation while we create your treatment plan.
If you’re visiting our office for a dental emergency, we’ll do everything we can to ensure you get the treatment you need as soon as possible. For non-emergencies, we’ll simply schedule your next appointment after your cleaning and exam.
Decayed teeth that have been damaged by cavities or other oral health issues can be repaired with dental fillings. Depending on the location and extent of the damage, different materials can be used to create fillings, such as composite resin, gold alloys, metal amalgam, porcelain, and glass ionomer cement. If you think you may have a cavity, schedule an appointment to get it checked out as soon as possible. Early detection can prevent the decay from spreading and compromising your overall oral health. This can also keep you from needing more invasive procedures such as root canal therapy or extractions down the line.
When tooth decay is too large for a dental filling but not big enough to require a crown, dental inlays can restore the extent of the damage. Dental onlays provide a similar function, however, they restore the chewing surface of a tooth. Both dental inlays and onlays can be made from gold, porcelain, composite resin, or another tooth-colored material to improve the look and function of your smile.
Lab-made dental crowns are “caps” that cover damaged teeth down to the gum line. Using the highest-quality materials, a state-of-the-art dental lab will create a customized crown to restore your tooth to full function. The process begins with your dentist trimming and shaping the damaged tooth so the new crown can fit snugly on top. Then, your dentist will take a digital impression of your tooth before sending it to the lab where your restoration will be crafted.
While you wait a few weeks for your permanent crown to be made, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the meantime. Once the lab sends us your finished crown, you’ll return to our office for the final placement. We’ll make sure it fits perfectly so your new smile looks great, feels comfortable, and functions seamlessly.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that can replace one or more missing teeth in a row. In order to place the dental bridge, crowns must be secured on the teeth surrounding the gap to support the bridge. Since dental bridges are supported by your natural teeth, they can improve your ability to chew and speak comfortably.
Full and partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and gum tissue. Partial dentures provide a solution for patients missing one or more of their natural teeth, whereas full dentures replace an entire arch of lost teeth. Full dentures are held in place by suction and partial dentures clip onto your remaining teeth to restore your smile.
Delaying restorative care can cause your dental issues to worsen over time.
Restorative dentistry rehabilitates the form and function of infected, damaged, or missing teeth, with the goal to prevent further damage later on. Teeth that have been subjected to dental trauma caused by an injury or accident can also be repaired with restorative dentistry.
Restorative dental treatments like root canals, crowns, and implants can completely transform the look, function, and feel of your smile while promoting strong oral health as well. Advancements in dental techniques and technology have made restorative dentistry more comfortable than ever. If you suspect that you may need restorative care, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Getting the treatment you need can help you to avoid future oral health problems that come with dental pain and more invasive, costly procedures. Not only will you save yourself time and money, but you’ll also be able to grin with confidence, knowing that your smile is in good health.
A dental emergency includes any instance of oral trauma or an injury that requires immediate attention and can’t be treated at home. Persistent toothaches, continuous oral pain or discomfort, chipped or broken teeth, missing or lost dental work, and bleeding gums are all considered dental emergencies. Even if you’re not certain that what you’re experiencing qualifies as a dental emergency, get in touch with us to find out if you require immediate care.
Many insurance plans cover a portion of restorative procedure costs, but the extent of your coverage can vary depending on your particular policy. For example, your insurance might cover the cost of a filling or root canal, but they may not provide the same coverage for dental implants. Reach out to your provider to get a complete understanding of your own coverage. If you have questions, our knowledgeable and friendly team can help you maximize your benefits at our office.
About a quarter of American adults are missing all of their teeth. Restorative dentistry can help you avoid tooth loss altogether.