Sometimes in life, dental problems pop up and take you by surprise. They can be painful and difficult to deal with, and there seems to be a natural tendency to want to ignore the problem and hope it goes away. In the end, leaving the problem untreated only makes it worse. It’s the treatment that makes the problem go away in the end.
At Linworth Family Dental, we offer a range of restorative dentistry services designed to solve dental problems and restore your oral health, as well as your smile. We always follow the goal of providing the highest level of dentistry at reasonable prices to help everyone get the care they need.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry works to solve the problem at hand, whether the goal is to fill the spaces of missing teeth, fix damaged teeth or treat infections. Our office has a team of dentists to provide numerous restorative services under the same roof. These include:
- Dental Implants
- Implant Restoration
- Implant-Support Dentures
- Root Canals/Endodontics
The focus of restorative treatment is often on solving missing teeth to restore the smile and function. This is important, as leaving tooth gaps can cause the other teeth to move, the alignment and bite to shift, and the jaw and face to lose their structure. Our office has numerous options for filling in missing teeth, which we can adapt to fit each specific case. If a tooth is still in place but damaged beyond repair, we can perform an extraction and then a tooth replacement service.
Do I Need Implants, Bridges or Dentures?
These three restorative services all provide tooth replacements. Nonetheless, they differ in their application and are not right for every situation. In cases where you have a choice, we are happy to discuss your options with you and help you make a decision you can feel good about.
Dental implants are the most permanent and sturdy tooth replacement option. They are unique because they replace the tooth roots in addition to the crown of the teeth. Adding false tooth roots helps to keep facial and jaw structure in place and provides full function like real teeth. This option features a titanium screw we insert into the gum, which fuses to the jawbone.
We may use one or a few implants, depending on the situation. Then, we add a crown, bridge or denture to the implant(s) to complete the replacement. We can use implants to replace one missing tooth at a time, a few in a row or an entire arch.
Traditional bridges usually replace one to three missing teeth. When they are not attached to implants, they attach to the surrounding teeth. We use crowns to go over those teeth, with attached tooth replacements in the middle.
We generally use dentures to replace a few teeth, which uses a partial denture, or the full arch, which requires a full denture. If we are not using an implant-support denture, we can provide an affordable and convenient removable denture.
A denture is a single piece that features a part resembling gums, with false teeth attached. Full dentures are fitted to stay in your mouth through suction, while dental glue can give extra support if needed. Partial dentures stay in place through a metal framework.
Set Up a Consultation
Start with a consultation appointment. During this visit, one of our dentists performs an exam and talks to you about your dental goals. Together, we find the best solution for your situation.
Call our office at 614-799-9500 to schedule your appointment.