Dental restoration is necessary when the natural tooth structure becomes compromised. This can happen due to tooth decay, injury, or the process of aging. Restorative options include fillings, crowns, bridges and implants.
Composite- Natural Looking Fillings
Composite restorations mimic the appearance of your natural tooth and can be blended to match your own teeth. The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape Dr Rutsis. Once set, the resin is adjusted, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. Your tooth remains intact and stronger.
Crowns are a reliable long-term solution for extensive dental problems caused through accidents, disease, or advanced wear and tear. Dental Crowns encase your existing visible tooth like a cap and restore it to its original shape, size, and appearance. A crown can make teeth stronger by providing support where there is little of the original tooth remaining due to a large filling, broken tooth, or extensive decay. A traditional crown is a custom-made ‘cap’ that is fabricated in a dental laboratory and fits over your existing tooth. The color and shape closely matches your surrounding teeth and is finished by staining and glazing to ensure a great aesthetic and functional fit. Crowns, like bridges, can help to keep existing teeth from shifting in your mouth and provide long term stability for your bite.
Bridges do exactly what their name suggests – they serve as a bridge between two teeth to cover the space left by a missing tooth. The surrounding teeth are covered by crowns and the replacement teeth, or the bridge is attached to these crowns. These restorations are permanently fixed in the mouth and result in a natural smile.
Root Canal Therapy
A “root canal,” or endodontic therapy, is a procedure designed to save an infected tooth that would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma, and extreme wear.
After the tooth is healed, a crown is often recommended to prevent the tooth from cracking in the future.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are effective treatment options for patients who only have a few teeth remaining. Dentures can help you to regain the ability to eat, speak and smile with ease. We create attractive well-fitting dentures that provide high functionality for your life. They mimic the appearance of natural teeth and help to fill out your face when teeth are missing.
Dentures are removable for care and cleaning, and come in two varieties – either full or partial. Full are used when there are no remaining teeth, whereas partial are used when there are still natural teeth remaining in the mouth.