Our Restorative Dentistry Services Include:
Dental implants are the most common and long lasting tooth replacement option. An implant involves installing a titanium post that acts like the root a tooth. That post is then covered by a crown or denture so it looks, feels, and is secured like a real tooth.
The longest part of the 2-3 month dental implant process is giving the implant post time to heal and fuse with your jaw bone so it’s nice and secure. During this time, you will have a temporary crown to cover the implant and act like a real tooth through the healing process. When the implant is fully healed, then a custom crown or overdenture is applied.
The end result is a tooth that looks and feels just like the one you lost. If you are in need of a dental implant, the best way to get started is with a free dental implant consultation. Call us today to get started or click the green button on the top or bottom of this page to book a free consultation online.
While dentures are often associated with the elderly, they can also be an effective option for people missing one or many teeth. Especially if you are not a good candidate for dental implants. While a full or partial denture set won’t “restore” your missing tooth or teeth, it can cover the spaces left by missing teeth in order to look like real teeth to others that you meet and interact with. Dentures are secured using a temporary bonding agent and are removed each night before bed.
Our team at 1st Family Dental can offer a fast turnaround once the initial fitting is complete. Dentures typically last about 5-8 years. After that, you’ll find that they become worn from regular use and they do not adhere as well to your gums, which tend to shrink and change shape as you get older.
Root canals are common treatment options for teeth that have become infected or have been badly damaged. The goal of the root canal is remove the damaged part inside the tooth (the pulp) in order to save the roots and outside of the tooth. Basically, a root canal will save enough of the tooth in order to avoid needing to have it extracted and replaced with an implant. The root canal procedure has a scary name and a bad reputation, but with proper numbing and a great dentist, it’s a nearly pain free experience.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are the workhorses of the dental world. They are made of strong porcelain and are shaped to resemble a natural tooth. After your mouth adjusts and heals, you’ll barely be able to tell the difference between the crown and your real teeth.
Crowns are placed on top of teeth after implants and root canals. In the case of an implant, the crown covers the implant post. With a root canal, the crown covers and protects what’s left of the original tooth.
Either way, a crown should be brushed and flossed the same way as a normal tooth. They typically last about 10 years before they need to be replaced.
Inlays & Onlays
A large part of restorative dentistry involves maintaining the strength, function, and original structure of the teeth. Inlays and onlays are great treatment alternatives to dental crowns of fillings when multiple chewing surfaces of a tooth need to be replaced.
Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory using impressions of the original tooth, allowing the dentist to restore as much form, function, and original tooth structure as possible.
Full Mouth Reconstructions
Full mouth reconstructions are performed when someone has many missing or damaged teeth and would like to completely restore their smile. The process can include a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments, depending on your situation and each individual tooth’s needs.
Whether you need a dental implant, root canal, crown, or full mouth reconstruction, call us today to schedule your free tooth replacement consultation. Our team will evaluate your situation and make a recommendation and create treatment plan that fits your wants, needs, and budget. Get started by giving us a call today!
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