Restorative dental work doesn’t have to be unnatural looking. Today’s technology and techniques paired with high quality materials makes for beautiful looking, healthier smiles. Your restorative dental options are diverse so it’s best to consult with our dentist to find out which treatments meet your unique needs. Following is an overview of some of our most popular restorative services.
Gone are the days where amalgam is the standard material used for fillings. Today’s fillings are made from tooth-colored materials that blend in perfectly with biologic tooth structure.
Fillings are small restorations used to fill in tooth structure affected by cavities. White fillings are made from a material called “composite resin”. This material is made up of a mixture of plastic and glass. Most of the time, composite resin is more conservative than amalgam because it bonds to teeth with less preparation.
A dental crown is an extensive, custom restoration that fits over all a tooth’s structure above the gums. Crowns cover the cusps of teeth and extend down all its sides like a cap. These restorations are commonly placed over badly diseased and damaged teeth.
While many crowns are still made from metals like gold and silver, white dental crowns are incredibly popular. Tooth-colored crowns can be made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. These restorations look unbelievably natural because porcelain is similar in color and texture to teeth.
Receiving restorative care can include prosthetics such as bridges and dentures. Prosthetic teeth help millions of people smile and eat with confidence. Fixed bridges, full dentures, and partial dentures are custom made in dental laboratories.
Bridges and dentures are made to very precise specifications so that they look and feel natural. Prosthetics must appear natural but also function well under the forces associated with chewing and biting food.
We are currently accepting new patients. Call the office of Dr. Barry Buchanan to schedule a consultation with our dentist if you’re in need of dental work or if you have experienced tooth loss. Our team takes a compassionate and educational approach to treating oral health issues.