Missing or defective teeth can be extremely detrimental to self-esteem and self-confidence. Damaged, missing or defective teeth can cause pain, infections, difficulty chewing, bone loss, Jaw joint issues and more. Using the latest technology, a dentist is able to fix these issues with functional, natural-looking teeth that restore function, boost confidence and enhance the smile.
What treatments are included in restorative dentistry?
Restorative treatments are designed to restore teeth to be functional, long lasting and pleasing to the eye. There are an ever-increasing number of hi-tech restorative treatments available including the following:
Dental fillings - Fillings are done to replace tooth decay and fill cavities. Typically if you have small cavities and decay, the Dentist will remove the decayed tooth structure, fill the holes and restore your teeth to their original shape and function.
Dental Veneers – Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth. Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.
Dental Crowns – Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two. They have been designed to mimic the natural crown (surface of the tooth) and can last for up to a decade, and possibly longer.
Dental Bridges – Conventional and cantilever bridges are used to support a prosthetic tooth. The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.
Complete Dentures – A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma. Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.
Partial Dentures – Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option. They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.
What other problems can a restorative dentist treat?
In addition to performing the treatments described above, our dentists are also adept at treating problems with the jaw (TMJ), grinding & clenching teeth, including full mouth reconstructions, alleviating severe snoring and managing sleep apnea.
If you have questions or concerns about restorative dentistry, please contact our office.