Restorative Dentistry

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Restorative Dentistry

 

Restorative dentistry services restore the normal functionality of your teeth when they have been compromised by decay, damage or injury.

 

Some restorative services are also cosmetic in nature.
They serve to restore normal use and enhance your smile or your appearance.

 

Here is a partial listing of some common restorative services.

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Restorative Services

 

Fillings | Inlays & Onlays | Crowns | Implants

 

Bridges | Dentures & Partials

 

Restorative Dentistry: Fillings

Fillings are the most common form of restorative dentistry because they are the most basic.

 

We usually think of fillings as just a way to “patch” a cavity, and that is their usual purpose.

However, your dentist can repair teeth that are broken or chipped with fillings too.

 

Most dentists prefer fillings made of composite resin because they are very strong.
Additionally, they can very closely match the color of the natural teeth.

 

Also, they can be used to re-form misshapen teeth.
They can narrow a gap between the teeth to enhance your smile.

 

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Restorative Dentistry: Crowns, Inlays And Onlays

Crowns, inlays and onlays restore strength and stability to the tooth when fillings are not sufficient.

 

Crowns

 

Dental crowns are caps or covers.
Consequently, crowns repair teeth that are too weak or too structurally unsound for a filling.

 

They cover the entire tooth to the gum line, providing strength and protection.
Additionally, dental crowns serve cosmetic purposes.

 

They also function as anchors for bridges.

 

Crowns are made of different materials.
Most dentists and patients prefer porcelain, gold or silver.

Due to cosmetic considerations, materials are chosen based upon where they will be placed.

 

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Inlays

 

Inlays cover and repair damage to the chewing surface of a tooth.
They are small “inserts” that your dentist will bond to your teeth.

 

Cusps are the raised outer edges – the high points – surrounding the chewing surface of the tooth.

 

Onlays

 

Similar to inlays, onlays repair the chewing surface of the tooth including the cusps.

 

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Restorative Services: Bridges

A bridge replaces missing teeth.
Consequently, they restore the smile and provide support for the mouth and lips.

 

A bridge also provides stability to the rest of the teeth.

 

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Restorative Services: Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices.

Many people refer to them as “false teeth” since they replace missing teeth.

 

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Restorative Implants

Implants provide cosmetic and\or functional enhancements.

 

Your dentist implants a post or screw into the jaw bone to begin the implant process.
Once the bone and surrounding tissue has healed, a prosthetic tooth is affixed to the post.

 

Implants serve cosmetically since they replace missing teeth.
Additionally, they serve functionally by providing stability to the remaining teeth.

 

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Additional Services

Restorative dentistry corrects existing problems whether they are cosmetic or functional in nature.

However, in addition to our restorative services, we also provide:

 

 

Preventative Services

 

Brushing & Flossing | Exams & CleaningsFluoride Treatments

X-Rays | Dental Sealants  | Dental Treatment Plans

 

 

Cosmetic Services

 

Whitening | Composite Fillings | Dental Bonding

Veneers | Crowns | Implants

 

 

Other Dental Services

 

Periodontal Services | Periodontal Treatment & Therapy

Oral Surgery | Root Canals | Dental Emergencies

 

 

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