Restorative Dentistry encompasses many methods required to rehabilitate the dentition so that it is functional and aesthetic. We offer dental treatment options that look great, feel great, and are long lasting. With the many improvements in dental materials and technology, restorative techniques overlap with cosmetic dentistry. Today’s restorations (crowns, bridges, dentures, and partials) are all designed to look natural and improve one’s existing appearance.
Crowns are used to restore teeth when they are fractured, damaged, chipped, or have had previous root canal therapy. Crowns can be made from porcelain fused to metal material or metal-free alternatives such as all-ceramic or zirconium.
A dental bridge is used to anchor neighboring teeth when one or more adjacent teeth is missing. The bridge will have a natural looking prosthetic replacement to replace the spaces from missing teeth. This type of restoration does require the preparation or alteration of teeth to support the bridge. Most bridgework is fabricated using a combination of precious metals and porcelain. There are highly aesthetic materials that are metal-free which can be used for bridges depending on the clinical situation.
Our office is Amalgam free. We only remove old, cracked silver fillings and replace them with natural tooth colored restorations when necessary. Dental composites are stronger and more durable and offer so many shades to match your teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Implants can be used to anchor a single crown, a bridge, or a denture. Implants are very predictable and have a high success rate. They are an excellent option for long term restorations.
Today’s dentures are more comfortable and aesthetic than ever. Newer materials allow them to look and feel great. When dentures are anchored with implants, one can speak and eat with comfort and confidence.