Restorative dental work includes any procedures that are used to repair and restore a patient’s teeth, gums, jaw, or the inside of their mouth. Our office practices conservative dentistry, meaning we only recommend restorative dental services that we believe will ultimately benefit the patient. To learn more about our restorative services or schedule your next visit, please contact us!
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Our durable, tooth-colored dental fillings are designed to fill in areas of the teeth that have to be removed due to decay, and they blend in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth. Not only do these fillings look natural, but they do not require as much of the tooth to be removed as silver fillings.
Same-Day CEREC® Dental Crowns
Traditional dental crowns require multiple appointments and temporary crowns. Same-day CEREC dental crowns are far more convenient, as they can be placed right after the tooth is prepped, which also removes the need for a temporary crown. CEREC crowns are durable and natural-looking as well.
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease, and it requires special treatment to help keep the teeth and gums as healthy as possible. Some patients require deep cleanings, which involve scaling, or cleaning out the inside of the gum pockets, and root planing, which helps smooth out the tooth roots and reattach the gums to the teeth.
Dental bridges are durable and natural-looking dental restorations that look like three or more dental crowns that are attached together. They can be used for many of the same reasons as dental crowns, but they can also be used to restore several teeth at once or as a minimally invasive tooth replacement option.
Root Canal Therapy
Infections that occur inside of a tooth must be treated using root canal therapy. Root canals involve making a small hole in the top of the tooth to access the inside of it and remove the infected tissue. Once the canal is cleaned and sealed, the tooth usually needs a crown placed over it to protect and restore it.
Dental implants are known for looking and feeling similar to natural teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone to create a stable base. Once it has healed, a natural-looking implant crown is attached to the top to complete the patient’s smile.
Implant-supported dentures allow patients with many missing teeth to receive the benefits of both implants and dentures. These custom dentures attach to a few implants that are placed throughout the arch, so patients do not have to use denture adhesives, their gums won’t feel as sore, and their dentures will remain firmly in place.
We want our patients to keep their natural teeth whenever possible, but there are certain cases in which a dental extraction is the best option for restoring the patient’s oral health. We provide gentle dental extraction procedures that are designed to be as efficient and comfortable as possible. We can also help you decide which tooth replacement option will be right for you, if applicable.
Bone Graft Procedures
When a patient is missing a tooth or teeth for an extended period of time, it can cause their jawbone to deteriorate, which can also change the shape of their face. Bone graft procedures add more bone tissue to the jawbone, restoring its health. This can also be a prerequisite for getting dental implants, as implant procedures need strong and healthy jawbones to have the highest chance of success.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are typically removed when patients are in their late teens or early twenties, but they can be removed later on in life, especially if they are causing problems for the patient. We will examine the position of your wisdom teeth during your routine visits and let you know when or if you should have your wisdom teeth removed.