In addition to offering general and cosmetic dental services, we also offer restorative services to our patients. Aesthetic Family Dentistry is a full-service dental clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
Restorative dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on restoring teeth to their natural state. Sometimes this is done by replacing teeth, and sometimes it involves repairing a tooth, or set of teeth to achieve functionality and/or a desired look.
Restorative dentistry is often required when a patient has experienced an injury or damaged their teeth. Restoration might be necessary to replace missing teeth that were lost as a result of illness or infection.
Our Restorative Dental Services
Our Phoenix dentist often uses crowns as a way to restore the look and function of your teeth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both materials. Crowns are used to restore the look of a tooth when it has been affected by decay, cracks, chips, discoloration, or infection.
Crowns can last a long time when they are cared for properly. Crowns can be placed in a client’s mouth on their own, or as part of dental implants.
Bridges are another popular option if you are missing teeth. Bridges literally “bridge the gap” or “gaps” between teeth. They attach to surrounding teeth to hold the new tooth in place. Bridges are made from strong materials such as gold, metal, alloys, and porcelain. They are easy to attach and last a long time. The immediately improve the look and function of your teeth.
As a Phoenix dentist, Dr. Roderick is pleased to offer dental implants to his clients. Dental implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth. They consist of a crown, a titanium root, and an abutment to attach the two main pieces together.
Once inserted into the gums, the dental implant can last a lifetime. They are the only permanent solution for missing teeth on the market today.
When it comes time to restore a tooth that has been impacted by decay, clients are offered tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to the more traditional amalgam fillings that you might be more accustomed to. Amalgam fillings are silver in color and can be unsightly.
Tooth-colored fillings fix the problem without drawing attention to your teeth after the procedure is complete. It’s great for cavities in the front of the mouth as well.
Our restorative dentistry service in Phoenix also offers bonding. Bonding is a corrective material that will fill in gaps or cracks in teeth. It is often used to improve the look of discoloration and reduce the look of stains on teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Sometimes an entire tooth doesn’t need to be replaced. That’s where inlays and onlays come into play. These restorative products are used to restore strength and shape of a tooth that has large cracks or gaps. It helps to reduce further decay and can improve the look of a tooth as well.
Dentures continue to be a common solution for people missing almost all or all of their teeth. Today’s dentures are much stronger and last longer than the dentures of year’s past.
Our restorative dentist can walk you through all the options when it comes to choosing dentures to replace your missing teeth. Once placed, you should treat your dentures as if they were your natural teeth. Continuing to attend regular check-ups and perform proper cleaning is important to the longevity of your new dentures.
If you have some of your natural teeth but want to replace the missing teeth, partial dentures are a good option. These are removable, similar to complete dentures, but they replace one or two teeth, instead of an entire arch of teeth. Partial dentures require the same level of care you would give to your natural teeth.
Looking for a Restorative Dentistry Service in Phoenix, AZ?
Aesthetic Family Dental is a leading dental clinic in Phoenix, offering a full range of dental services, treatments, and options to keep your teeth looking and feeling great. When it comes to restoring the look and function of your teeth, there is no better restorative dentist in Phoenix than Dr. Roderick. He takes the time to get to know you and understand which restorative options are best suited to your needs. Contact our dental clinic to book an appointment with Dr. Roderick today.