Restorative dentistry treats diseases, restores form and function to your teeth, and returns your mouth to optimum oral health.
You might be a candidate for restorative dentistry if you are missing one or more teeth, you have problems chewing due to bad alignment, or you have fractured and broken teeth that need crowns or fillings.
Types of restorative dental treatments include:
Fillings- The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed and filled with a tooth-colored porcelain or composite material that seals the spaces where bacteria might enter, and helps prevent additional decay.
Crowns- A tooth that is significantly chipped, cracked, decayed or broken and whose structure is compromised typically can be restored to proper form and function with a crown, which covers the entire tooth surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or metal.
Veneers- These ultrathin sheets of porcelain are applied to tooth surfaces to cover minor chips, cracks, and discolorations. They also can help correct minor alignment issues.
Bridges- This restoration addresses one or more missing teeth beside each other. We place crowns on the healthy teeth located on either side of the missing teeth, which serve as anchors for the bridge. Prosthetic teeth in the bridge fill the space of the missing teeth. This is a fixed restoration, meaning it doesn’t have to be removed for cleaning, and you can brush and floss normally.
Implant restorations- We restore single tooth implants with porcelain crowns, or provide full mouth rehabilitation with dental implants to secure permanent dentures or porcelain bridges.
Partial dentures- This is a removable option for patients who are missing several teeth. They can be secured in place with metal clips or dental implants.
When we perform restorative dental treatments, we do so with cosmetics in mind. For many patients, it is as important for you to feel confident about your smile as it is to restore form and function to your teeth. At Sunshine Dental Associates our desire is to provide you with options to address your goals and needs so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you.
Please call our office today if you would like to learn more.