Restorative dentistry is defined as the processes dentists use to replace missing teeth or teeth that have been damaged beyond repair. Whitestown Dental Care offers many restorative options for patients to help ease discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with these conditions.
While many patients seek these services to improve chewing or relieve pain, other practical and cosmetic reasons for choosing restorative dentistry include:
Permanence Most options are either permanent or offer extensive longevity.
Improved Appearance Filling in gaps and repairing severely damaged teeth can greatly enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
Proper Alignment When gaps are filled, teeth are less prone to shifting.
Hygiene Maintenance When less surface area is exposed, there are fewer areas for harmful plaque and tartar to cling to and accumulate, which can cause cavities.
Our many procedures for dental restoration include innovative technology, such as snap-on dentures and SunFlex® partials. We can also fill single missing gaps without working on their surrounding teeth, as is necessary in traditional bridgework.
Dental crowns are a common solution for teeth with irreparable surface damage. After a mold is taken of the tooth, a crown of gold or porcelain is made to be placed over it. Gold, a stronger and more budget-friendly option, is usually used on back teeth. Porcelain may provide a very natural look and is ideal for visible teeth.
Dental bridges replace teeth lost to disease or injury by permanently affixing artificial teeth, or pontics, in the gap. The pontics are created based on a mold of the mouth and are made to look completely natural, flush with existing teeth. They are then affixed to crowns placed on surrounding teeth and bonded into the mouth. In some cases, particularly when only one tooth is missing or surrounding teeth aren't available to anchor a bridge, a dental implant may be recommended instead.
When a full-mouth solution is best for the patient, our team provides custom dentures. While usually made of acrylic, our SunFlex® nylon partials can offer unmatched invisibility, flexibility, and comfort. Similarly, our snap-on denture option may increase patient comfort by eliminating the need for a denture palate, which can cause gagging. We work with each patient to determine their ideal denture solution based on individual needs and budgets.
Our dental team at Whitestown Dental Care specializes in quality restorative solutions. Through gentle, patient-centered care and decades of experience, we are able to offer state-of-the-art procedures that can help improve your smile. Call us today at (315) 768-8161 to schedule your appointment.