Restorative Dental Care
Restore Your Smile Today
Restorative dentistry procedures are designed to correct decayed, damaged or missing teeth. With today’s restorative dentistry, depending on your needs, your smile can be renewed using fillings, crowns(caps), implants bridges or dentures. Avenue Dental provides the following restorative procedures:
Our office uses the latest dental materials and techniques for strong, durable restorations. Our tooth-colored fillings are undetectable. Made from composite and porcelain, they replace older metal fillings.
Porcelain veneers restore the appearance of chipped, broken, stained or uneven front teeth.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long lasting beautiful smile.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Dentures replace missing teeth and their adjacent tissues with a removable dental appliance made of acrylic resin and, in some cases, a combination of metals.
There are four primary types of dentures:
- - This type of denture replaces all the teeth and their adjacent tissues.
- - Partial dentures act as dental bridges as they "bridge" the gap between a missing tooth or teeth.
- - Conventional dentures allow a recovery time (usually four to eight weeks) after all the teeth are extracted before the dentures are placed in the mouth.
- - This type of denture does not allow a healing period after all the teeth are removed. The denture is immediately fit into the mouth after all teeth are removed. Additional adjustments in the fitting of this type of denture procedure may be necessary as healing occurs.