Nearly any dental condition or injury can be treated with restorative dentistry. Whether you broke a tooth, are suffering from gum disease, or need an entirely new set of teeth, our doctors and their dedicated team can help.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the art of finding and correcting dental issues to restore a patient’s oral health. With modern restorative technology and techniques, we can restore the look and function of your mouth, teeth, and gums.
There are a variety of restorative services available such as:
· Dental implants
· Root canals
· Periodontal disease treatment
At Elite Smiles Dental, we are proud to serve our community and help each patient achieve a beautiful, lasting smile they can be proud of!
What Do Dental Implants Do?
Dental implants are small pieces of titanium that serve as anchors for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants are made of bio-friendly materials and offer a comfortable, natural-feeling tooth replacement option.
First, implants are surgically attached to the jaw bone. Our doctors will do this procedure themselves. After surgery, the gums will begin to heal and the implant will fuse with the bone. This will encourage bone growth and improve the stability of your new teeth! After it has healed, Our doctors will attach your new crown, bridge, or dentures.
What Are the Differences Between Bridges and Dentures?
Bridges are devices that “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth. A bridge is often attached to the teeth on either side of the gap for stability. A crown is then placed in the middle of the bridge to restore the look and functionality of our patient’s smile. Although most bridges do not have a “root” system in place, they are made to look and feel just like new!
Dentures replace many teeth at once. Partial dentures replace several teeth in a row, while full dentures replace all of the teeth in a dental arch. Our doctors usually recommend removable dentures. However, some patients may be eligible to receive implants to help stabilize their new teeth.
Should I Be Afraid of a Root Canal?
No! At Elite Smiles Dental, our team goes above and beyond to ensure our patients are comfortable during any dental procedure. If you need a root canal, we will do everything we can to minimize your discomfort and ensure you have a pleasant, relaxing experience.
How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is a very serious condition that can result in gum recession or tooth loss. With the help of our professional hygienists, we will clean away the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease. We will clean your teeth and remove any diseased tissue to restore your gums to their natural, healthy state.
If you would like to learn more about restorative treatments at Elite Smiles Dental, give us a call at 812-232-6654. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any of your questions!