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Restorative Dentistry Services

Restorative dentistry uses cutting-edge materials and technology to address the health of the entire mouth so it will function properly for years to come without frequent visits to the dentist. Restorative dentistry also covers cracked or missing teeth and replacement of old mercury fillings, ugly crowns and old composites that have become discolored or dysfunctional. It also means restoring implants for missing teeth. Full or Partial dentures are sometimes needed when more than a few teeth are missing.

Cavity Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the most common types of restorative treatments, used to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth affected by damage or decay. Tooth Colored Fillings are gaining popularity as a more beautiful choice. By precisely matching tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth, your dentist is able to provide you with white fillings that are virtually invisible. The removal of old amalgam fillings can provide patients with white fillings that provide a more pleasing, silver-free smile.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontic therapy) is done when decay will likely damage or has already killed a tooth. The procedure involves cleaning out the root canal to prevent further damage and save your tooth. You no longer have to associate root canal procedures with pain and discomfort. Advanced dental technologies ensure a quick and painless root canal, often completing the root canal and restoring the tooth to full function with a CEREC in-office designed crown with successful results in just one visit.

Dental Implants

While there are many restorative options available for missing teeth, dental implants are the preferred treatment method of dentists due to their functionality, durability and high success rate (dental implants boast a success rate of 90 to 95 percent). Not only are they stronger than other tooth-replacement options, dental implants also offer increased stability, a better ability to chew and an improved ability to taste food.

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.

The beauty of dental implants is that they are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. In fact, dental Implants are the next best thing to the real thing!

If you are feeling self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures are a common restorative device used to help patients who suffer from tooth loss because of periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury, don’t have to suffer the negative effects of not having teeth. Besides the obvious reason of eating, replacement teeth are needed so that remaining teeth do not shift and become crooked.

Additionally, dentures improve the patient’s facial aesthetics and self-esteem. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient may feel more “normal”.

They can also be used in mouths where several teeth need to be replaced. These types of dentures are called partials and are also a popular alternative to those who wish to conserve existing healthy teeth.

Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth in the upper or lower jaw to restore the appearance and function of the teeth, as well as reduce the patient’s risk of gum disease. This type of replacement is often used when one or more healthy natural teeth remain in the area to support the device. Patients will be able to eat, speak and smile without difficulty once dentures are in place.

While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

Repair Broken Teeth / Replace Missing Teeth

A tooth that has been previously weakened by tooth decay can be particularly susceptible to breakage. Although unsightly and uncomfortable, broken teeth are not a cause for panic. Dentists have many options for fixing broken teeth and restoring your once beautiful smile.

A broken tooth is a serious condition. Not treating it properly can result in infection and the loss of one or more of your teeth. Thanks to modern techniques and materials in restorative dentistry, people are able to repair and replace teeth that would have been irretrievably lost otherwise.