There are many reasons you might seek out restorative dentistry. Whether you need a simple filling, crown, or a new set of dentures, we at Ridgeview Dental Group want you to have a smile you can be proud of.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that restore damaged teeth and prevent further decay. Because these fillings are less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing than alternative filling materials, they are often recommended for restorations of the front or more visible teeth. Composite fillings are suitable for both large and small restorations.
Crowns are used to restore or replace a damaged tooth. Crowns are custom made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth and can be used to cover a damaged tooth or atop an implant. Crowns protect weak teeth from fracturing, strengthen damaged teeth, and improve the overall appearance and alignment of your smile.
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for tooth loss. Topped with a crown or bridge, the implant itself is a small titanium screw that is inserted directly into your jaw bone. Implants not only restore the aesthetics of your smile, but they also strengthen the underlying bone in your jaw. Because titanium easily fuses with bone, as your implant heals, it will revitalize your jawbone. Once the implant is in place, you’re free to care for it with proper oral hygiene. The implant will look, feel, and behave just like your natural teeth.
Your dentures will be custom made in a lab from impressions taken by one of our doctors. Conventional, full braces can be placed after any remaining teeth are removed, and your mouth has healed. Partial dentures rest on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth, or crowns. These partial dentures are a removable alternative to implant supported bridges. Implant supported dentures, however, combine the full restoration of dentures and the permanence of implants.
Bridges can restore one or more missing teeth. The gaps left from missing teeth can cause the remaining adjacent teeth to rotate or shift into the empty space. This imbalance can contribute to gum disease and jaw disorders such as TMJ. Bridges use two crowns that act as anchors, and a replacement tooth called a “pontic,” in the center, to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges are custom made to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
If we’ve determined that the pulp in the center of a tooth has become damaged, diseased, or died, a root canal is often the best restorative treatment. During a root canal, we’ll clear out the infected tooth pulp, clean and reshape the area inside your tooth to fill the space with a special material, called gutta-percha. The tooth is sealed with cement and often fitted with a crown. Teeth treated with a root canal can last a lifetime with proper oral care.
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