Restorative materials hold a unique place in dentistry. We’re proud to offer the most advanced solutions to common dental problems, assuring you we use quality products for optimal long-term results. With restorative dentistry, it can be common for one to focus on the esthetic part of the material and neglect to remember the function the restoration is meant to restore. Our commitment to you is to focus not only on optimal esthetics, but to also consider the location in the mouth, the load it’s meant to bear, the cleansability of the area, and the appropriate environment needed for optimal adhesion. These parameters are followed whether you’re in need of a simple filling or more complex restorations on multiple teeth.
Dental restorations can help treat a wide range of dental issues to keep your teeth stable and healthy. Restorations can fix broken, decayed, and chipped teeth. They can help prevent food traps, gum disease, and even detrimental changes to your bite.
Restorations that can’t be removed, or fixed restorations, are a major category of restorations we offer. It refers to a collection of teeth molded and designed to either cover or replace your existing teeth. Example of fixed restorations include:
Full crown restorations help restore teeth that have been severely damaged or cracked and would not benefit from a very large filling. The majority of crowns are made with porcelain material which are known to be long-lasting and durable. Decay, cracking, and chipping tend to be the biggest reasons for patients needing crowns. Our practice designs and creates custom crowns using digital CAD-CAM technology that allows for same-day crowns.
Titanium implants help to preserve the integrity of the jawbone, provide support to nearby teeth, and are typically the best option for single-missing teeth. Implants can also be utilized for multiple missing teeth. An implant-supported bridge is an option that replaces multiple missing teeth and has the added benefit of preserving the jawbone and surrounding teeth. These types of implants are a permanent solution that allows patients to function normally.
After a dental implant is placed and healed, an implant crown can be screwed or cemented into the implant. This is an excellent option for missing teeth and it helps restore the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth.
Fixed dentures use implant technology to achieve the same goals as complete dentures offering dramatically increased stability. They can provide patients with natural looking prosthetic teeth that sit over the gums. Fixed dentures use implants that are inserted into the jawbone, preventing further bone loss in that area. This permanent anchor allows for the dentures to be permanently attached, giving patients the freedom to eat, drink, and speak without the fear of the dentures coming loose.
Bridges refer to the combining of multiple restorations together to form a bridge that replaces multiple teeth. A bridge can be an option using natural teeth or implants as anchors. For a patient that doesn’t have enough jawbone to support dental implants to replace teeth, a bridge using natural teeth to connect to often provides a good alternative.
At Downtown Dental, our fixed restorations offer numerous possibilities to help you restore your smile. If interested, contact our practice today to schedule your first appointment or free second opinion consultation.