As the name implies, restorative dentistry is all about restoring the appearance and functionality of your teeth after damage has occurred. Even with the best of dental care, tooth damage can occur and at Aesthetic Dentistry in Cheyenne, we are here to restore your smile to the best it can be.
Composite (White) Fillings – Composite fillings have become the popular choice for fillings in recent years for several reasons. For starters, having the filling match the color of the original tooth is more visually appealing. Made of a resin or plastic material, these fillings have also been proven to be quite strong. In recent years other filling substances, called silver but actually made of metal alloys, have come into question due to safety concerns with the amount of mercury found in the filling substance. Many patients are now replacing these silver fillings with composite fillings for these reasons.
Root Canals – Although we’ve all heard the negative comments about root canals, did you know they are the most effective way to avoid the extraction of an infected tooth? A root canal becomes necessary when the actual root of the tooth becomes infected. Left untreated the infection will only spread and cause severe pain and damage to the tooth above and possibly the surrounding teeth. Having the root canal procedure done can prevent further damage and restore your healthy smile.
Dentures – We often take our teeth for granted but when they have been removed for whatever reason, it is quickly discovered just how important they are to us. Having expertly fit dentures is extremely important as your dentures will impact not only your appearance but also your speech, eating and comfort for years to come. At Aesthetic Dentistry we take the extra time necessary to ensure your custom dentures are the proper size, color and substance for you.
Implant Restoration – Often considered the best option for tooth replacement, implant restoration is a procedure in which a small, screw-shaped titanium post is inserted into the jaw bone and used to replace the root-portion of a missing tooth. Once in place a custom made crown is placed over the titanium post to restore a natural looking smile. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or even all teeth. They have the added benefit of helping to preserve the supporting bones that can often deteriorate when a tooth is lost.
Gum treatments – Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque and can range from mild to serious. Left untreated it can cause damage not only to the gum tissues but also to the bones supporting the teeth which can eventually lead to loosing your teeth. Prevention with regularly scheduled dental cleanings is the best option but once gum disease has begun the staff at Aesthetic Dentistry can assess the severity and help you decide which of the treatment options is best for your situation.
Bridges – A dental bridge is an appliance dentists use to replace one or more missing teeth. They are fixed in place and literally bridge the gap created by the missing tooth. Since they are non-removable you can rest assured they will not be shifting while you eat or speak. Many people find them to be an excellent option for tooth replacement to not only restore the smile but also to maintain stability of nearby teeth and facial contour.