Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile is not always a black and white treatment plan. There is a grey area where you need extra help to achieve your goals. This grey area is known as restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry works to restore your mouth back to full function and health as well as beauty. Our goal at Old Milton Dental is to give our patients a smile that is healthy and one that our patients are proud to show off. Following a comprehensive dental exam, we can discuss the different restorative dentistry treatments you need to fix your smile. Our Alpharetta dentist office has several different procedures that can help your smile.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry that restores teeth that are damaged, broken, missing, infected or unaesthetic. Through different treatment options, our Alpharetta dentists can give you a smile that functions, is healthy and looks great! You can expect to leave our office looking and feeling great with a smile you once had. No matter what condition your teeth are in, our dentist is happy to meet with you to discuss your goals and go over your problems and how we can treat them.
Who is a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
If your teeth are not healthy, there’s a good chance that you are a good candidate for restorative dentistry. Most of our restorative dentistry patients are missing teeth, have rotted or infected teeth, broken teeth, cracked teeth, worn down teeth, or stained teeth. If you suspect that you might be a good candidate for restorative dentistry in Alpharetta, schedule an appointment with our dentist for a consultation.
What are Different Restorative Dentistry Procedures?
At Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, we offer a variety of treatments to help patients restore their smiles. Take a look at our most popular treatments below to learn more.
One of our top treatments for restorative dentistry is dental bridges. A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. If you are living with a missing tooth in a section of your mouth or even multiple teeth in a section of your mouth, you most likely know how difficult it is to eat with the missing teeth. You might also know how self-conscious it makes you feel. In addition, having missing teeth can actually alter the way you speak, giving you a lisp. Fortunately, a dental bridge is an easy solution.
Dental bridges replace a single missing tooth by using two adjacent teeth as the anchors which will be capped with dental crowns. In-between the anchors resides a false tooth which will act as a bridge. We can also use dental implants to replace larger sections of teeth with the dental bridge method. Our dental bridges are made with porcelain and look completely natural!
When you lose your natural teeth, you are left with a few different options. One of them is dentures. Unfortunately, dentures do not feel secure in your mouth because nothing is holding them in place. A dental bridge is secure but there is no tooth root holding the false tooth in place. This can lead to bone loss. With dental implants, you can have a false tooth root to hold your dentures, dental crown, or dental bridge in place in your mouth. This will give you a more natural feeling with your replacement teeth.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, we need to determine if you have enough bone mass in your jaw to hold the implants in place. If you don’t, we can always provide you with a bone graft. The dental implants are surgically inserted in your jaw. After they heal, we attach your restorations to it, giving you a natural feeling restoration. You can eat, talk and speak feeling confident with your dental implants.
Another restorative dentistry option available to you at our Alpharetta dental office is dental crowns. Dental crowns can be used to solve many different problems. For example, they can be placed on top of teeth that are broken, decayed, worn down, cracked, chipped, or teeth that have large fillings to protect them from further damage. Dental crowns not only help restore strength and protection to your teeth, but they can make your teeth look more aesthetic. Dental crowns can be shaped and colored anyway to best complement your smile. In addition, dental crowns can be used to replace missing teeth when they are attached to dental implants. Fortunately for you, our dental crowns are crafted in our office using our CEREC machine, meaning you only need to see us for one visit to have your crown placed.
Our last restorative dentistry treatment is a great option for those patients who are missing several or a full jaw of teeth. While dentures have a bad reputation, they are actually a smart solution. Today’s dentures are actually crafted to fit every inch of your mouth, making them much more secure than years before. In addition, they look completely natural. Whether you are missing a full jaw of teeth or a section, our full or partial dentures might be a good option for you. You can enjoy a full smile that functions just like it did when you still had teeth.
There’s no point in living your life with missing teeth when dentures are an option for you. You can also opt to have your dentures secured using dental implants. This will keep them in place at all times, saving you from worry. Meet with our restorative dentist to find out if dentures are right for you.
Restore Your Smile Back to Health with Restorative Dentistry in Alpharetta
If you are unhappy with your smile because it is in need of restorative work, it’s time that you visit our Alpharetta dentists for help. We are happy to meet with you for a consultation to discuss which restorative dentistry options are right for you. Give us a call or use our online form to schedule an appointment.