We do you traditional fillings, obviously, and things of need, in that regard. We do a fair amount of cosmetic procedures as well to help you regain your teeth. We can do something as simple as bleaching your teeth, which can be custom trays or even internal bleaching of a root canal tooth, something like that. We can do full on overhauls of your smile, which may require veneers, crowns, bridges, or all of the above, or crowns or bridges with removal.
There’s lots of different options out there. Essentially, when someone comes in and they want to change something about their smile, sit down and say, “What is it that you don’t like?” We want to make sure that you will take care of their chief complaint, what they’re really after. Just because I think this tooth is maybe a little bit out of alignment, that might not be what’s bothering them. Maybe this tooth over here or maybe these teeth are a little discolored.
As far as the treatment options we offer, it’s mainly crown or bridge type stuff, veneers, the traditional things that you would think of. I think that we can add the aspect of one, lots of years of experience. Two, the orthodontic element. We do a lot of moving teeth into better position before we do the work to make the overall case look better and last longer.
Have you have lost the use of your teeth or are dealing with an uncomfortable or painful dental situation? Restorative dentistry from S&G Family Dentistry may be the answer you need to get your smile back in working order.
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is focused on giving you back the use of your mouth. The aim is to save the life of your teeth and return them to a functioning state, or replace them if they cannot be repaired adequately. You need to have a functional smile to gain a brighter, healthier, and happier smile. Restorative dentistry takes care of both the function and appearance.
What restorative services does S&G Family Dentistry offer?
Here are some of the restorative dental services that our team offer:
Dental Fillings – When you have a cavity, it is imperative that you get it taken care of quickly. Otherwise, it could cause more damage to your tooth or even affect your other teeth. Dental fillings fill the hole left by tooth decay and provide the support your tooth needs to continue doing its job.
Dental Crowns – A dental crown goes over top of a damaged tooth and protects it from further damage. The crown also takes over the duties of dealing with the biting forces in your mouth so that the original tooth can be functional once again.
Dental Veneers – If one of your front teeth isn’t damaged enough for a crown, we may recommend a veneer instead. These thin shells cover the front surfaces of teeth and are great at repairing small cracks and chips.
Dental Bridges – A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that “bridges” the opening left by a missing tooth. The bridge contains a crown (or crowns, depending on the number of teeth missing) to replace the missing tooth, with two crowns on either side that bond to your natural teeth and hold the bridge in place.
Root Canal Treatment – Root canals exist to give your teeth a second chance. By removing damaged material from inside your tooth and supporting the tooth with a new substance and dental filling or dental crown, your tooth can go back to doing its job, and you can smile freely and painlessly again.
Dental Implants – By taking the place of lost teeth, dental implants can restore your smile, correct your bite, and protect your dental bone structure all at the same time.
What is a tooth filling?
Filings are placed into the void that is left when you have tooth decay removed. This way, your tooth has the support it needs to stand up to the biting forces in your mouth. S&G Family Dentistry has a wide range of materials to fit your specific situation and preferences. We use composite resin, ceramic (inlays and onlays), precious metals such as gold, and semi-precious metals.
Do root canals hurt?
No. This is an unfortunate myth. Root canals feel about the same as a dental filling, and you don’t hear too many horror stories about that procedure. Many times, the nerve inside the tooth is so damaged that you can’t feel anything from it in the first place. The numbing agent we use is often more precaution than necessity.
What are dental crowns used for?
Dental crowns are an effective treatment for chipped, cracked, broken, and decayed teeth. They can also be used as the replacement teeth attached on top of dental implants.