Restoring Smiles with Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is specifically focused on restoring the functionality of the mouth and teeth. There are overlaps with cosmetic dentistry, as modern restorative dentistry considers form as well as function, but the difference is in the focus and experience. Dr. Sibner and the staff at Makefield Dental are dedicated to restoring your smile not to it’s original condition, but better than it was before.
Replacing or Repairing Broken Teeth
A damaged tooth, whether cracked, chipped, or shattered is often very painful and can lead to further oral and general health problems. A restorative dentist will decide whether the tooth should be replaced or repaired and which method is most likely to restore functionality and eliminate pain. Crowns entirely cover the exposed portion of the tooth with a porcelain cap and are often used for more severely damaged teeth. A crown is permanent and is very durable and stain resistant. Tooth bonding is a process of building up natural tooth material by the application of resin, which is the perfect solution for chips and cracks.
Replacing Missing Teeth
A missing tooth can cause bite misalignment, which can further lead to more damaged teeth and pain. There are a few options a restorative dentist may offer to fix this situation. Bridges are replacement teeth held in place by adjacent supporting natural teeth. Implants are replacement teeth that are multipart items that consist of a titanium screw that is installed in the jaw bone where it fuses over time and a crown which provides the exposed portion of the tooth. Implants require healthy bone to attach to, which may not always be available. Implants are very durable; however, they are also more expensive.
Cavities cause significant pain and, if not repaired can lead to an infection or tooth loss. The process for cavity repair is usually straightforward, removing the damaged material, prepping the cavity, and adding filling material, now often a tooth-colored resin as opposed to the metal composite that was common in the past.
Cleaning and Scaling
Regular dental maintenance is essential in avoiding long-term damage and pain. While every person needs to perform proper cleaning and upkeep, a dentist can assist with deeper cleaning with specialized tools and techniques.
Top Restorative Dentist Serving Fairless Hills, Langhorne, Levittown, Yardley & Surrounding Areas
If you have a missing, or broken tooth or are experiencing tooth or jaw pain, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a restorative dentist. For more information or to get started with restorative dental treatments, call us today at (215) 945-8222. for all your oral care needs.