Restorative dentistry includes dental processes aimed at repairing or restoring destroyed oral structures. Aging, poor lifestyle choices, and lack of dental hygiene will lead to oral deterioration, which our dentist in Palo Alto will help restore. Trauma from cases like accidents could also necessitate the use of restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry services include fillings, bridges, root canal treatment, dental implants, crowns, and bonding. Restorative dentistry will help restore function in your mouth as well as improve your appearance. No restorative dental procedure is too big or small for Parkway Dentistry in Landis, NC.
Tooth decay can lead you to need dental fillings. Composite fillings are available for treating tooth decay Composite fillings are made by mixing multiple materials, such as acrylics and crushed glass-like particles. These are mostly used to treat decaying areas of the front teeth. They are also known as tooth-colored fillings, and since they are the same color as your teeth, they are aesthetically pleasing.
The filling treatment is fast and after it you will be able to resume your normal daily routine. To ensure that the fillings stay as long as possible, you must continue to practice good dental hygiene. Fillings are an effective treatment for tooth decay and may endure for many years before having to be redone.
Dental crowns are placed over your teeth to hide defects or imperfections on your teeth. These caps will help to restore the strength and size of your teeth and ensure you have a beautiful smile. A crown works to protect a weak tooth. It can also help support a tooth with a large filling and ensure your dental bridge stays in the right position. We can recommend a crown for children to save their teeth from tooth decay.
You can choose from many materials to use for a crown, such as metal, stainless steel, resin, or porcelain. Ceramic and porcelain materials are the most recommended. They adequately match your other teeth and we can customize the color, size, and shape that pair with other teeth.
If you have any decayed or missing teeth, we can recommend a dental bridge as the best alternative. This is a prosthetic tooth and will close the space left behind by your missing teeth and ensure you have a great smile. There are multiple materials of pontics available such as gold. However, we recommend porcelain for our patients due to its aesthetic appeal.
Dental bridges are important and help to ensure you can chew food correctly. They also help eliminate any gaps between your teeth and ensure you have a beautiful smile. For missing teeth, you can also consider other alternatives such as dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone to replicate your natural tooth root. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth, whether it be a single missing tooth, several teeth, or a full set of teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, we can surgically place a single tooth implant or a multiple tooth implant. Dental implants are a permanent tooth restoration. The entire process can take several months, up to a year.
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Full arch implants, also known as full-arch dental implants or full-mouth dental implants, are a comprehensive solution for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth in either the upper or lower jaw or both. This dental procedure involves the placement of a fixed bridge supported by dental implants, providing a permanent and functional replacement for an entire arch of missing teeth.
Successful implant treatment requires a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. We may recommend a bone graft if your bone is too thin or too soft to support an implant. A graft can help restore deteriorated bone, and give you a second chance at implant treatment!
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy center" of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, erupt much later than our other permanent teeth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. Because they are the last to come in, they can create problems for your existing teeth. We may recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent or correct these issues.
Restorative Dentistry in Landis, NC
If you or a loved one is in need of restorative dentistry, come to in Landis, NC and our professionals will recommend the proper treatment for you. You may also contact us at (704) 857-6161 for more information or to make an appointment with one of our consultants. We are always delighted to welcome you and strive tirelessly to ensure that you have the best oral health possible.