If you are looking to maintain your oral hygiene, you will want to employ the services of a practice you can trust. At Berger Family Dental, Dr. Berger can help you get a perfect smile.
What is restorative dentistry?
As the name suggests, restorative dentistry involves restoring your mouth and teeth with the goal to preserve the natural teeth as much as possible. However, in the case of missing or damaged teeth, restorative dentistry offers patients amazing solutions. These options include fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. Restorative dentistry is concerned with keeping your mouth functional and to improve the overall look of your face.
Am I a good candidate for restorative dentistry?
There are various conditions which make a patient a good candidate for restorative dentistry. These include:
- You have missing teeth
- Experiencing cavities and tooth decay
- Damaged, uneven and chipped teeth
What treatments options are available in restorative dentistry?
The most common restorative treatment is for cavities that are filled in order to stop further decay. Additionally, missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, implants or dentures, and severely damaged teeth can be protected with the help of crowns.
A dental bridge ties the gap where there are missing teeth. A dental bridge has a crown on every end which serve as an anchor with an artificial tooth connecting the crowns to fill the space.
Dental implants can restore the function and look of your bite. Dr. Berger will place essential dental implants and after your bone is attached to the implant, he will repair it with the help of a dental crown.
Dentures are removable alternates for missing teeth. They are made from acrylic resin, sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures can replace all the teeth whereas partial dentures are considered when some natural teeth are remaining.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cover which is placed over a tooth to reestablish its strength and form. At Berger Family Dental, Dr. Berger will prepare your tooth, take an impression and get the crown made by the specialist.
You and your dentist will decide together which option best satisfies your needs based on your oral hygiene and severity of tooth loss. Take control of your oral hygiene and contact Berger Family Dental at 614-866-3368.