Tooth loss is extremely common in adults, with more than 36 million Americans without any teeth and 120 million missing at least one tooth. Whether your tooth loss is a result of gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or cancer, restorative dentistry services from City Dental Clinic in Norcross, Georgia, can provide solutions to restore your smile. Call the practice to schedule an appointment with Ifeanyi Ezunu, DDS, and his team, or use the online booking tool to schedule an exam and discuss your treatment options today.
Restorative Dentistry Q & A
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry describes procedures and services used to replace damaged or missing teeth to bring your smile back to what it was prior to the damage. Restorative dentistry at City Dental Clinic includes fillings, crowns, implants, root canals, and dentures to restore your teeth and prevent future oral health issues.
How are damaged teeth fixed?
Cavities are repaired with tooth-colored composite dental fillings at City Dental Clinic instead of silver amalgam fillings. These composite dental fillings promote long-term oral health while providing natural-looking results.
If tooth decay is extensive or the tooth is infected, your dentist may perform a root canal to remove infected tissues from inside the tooth and then cover it with a crown for long-term protection. The crown completely covers your existing tooth, restoring the original shape and strength. Crowns may be gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.
If you need to rebuild or replace all of the teeth in your mouth due to injury or decay, a full-mouth reconstruction is the recommended restoration treatment. Each full-mouth reconstruction is unique to each patient’s specific needs and may include a number of restorative treatments, including veneers, dental bonding, crowns, inlays, onlays, or a variety of other options that replace missing teeth.
What if I need to replace missing teeth?
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, our team sits down with you to offer replacement options. Potential restorative treatments to replace missing teeth include:
A dental bridge can restore your smile if you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row. The bridge is nonremovable, anchored in place with two dental crowns. An artificial tooth, or multiple artificial teeth, are placed in the gap to restore your smile with natural-looking teeth.
Dental implants are posts made of titanium which are surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. The post replaces the root and provides a structure for securing a dental crown. Implants are long-lasting, fixed solutions for missing teeth.
If your jawbone structure is too weak to support dental implants, your dentist may recommend a bone graft that involves transplanting a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to the jawbone.
Dentures are a form of restorative dentistry to replace lost or removed teeth. Dentures can replace all of the teeth in your mouth (full dentures) or can be used to replace a few missing teeth (partial dentures).
With just four implants, or sometimes six, you can anchor the dentures for all of the teeth on the top of your mouth or on the bottom. After your jawbone fuses around the implanted posts, they provide secure anchors for your top or bottom dentures, which means you don’t have to worry about your dentures slipping out of place.
To restore your oral health and improve your smile, call City Dental Clinic or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.
City Dental Clinic is committed to offering a full range of dentistry services. Whether you’ve had repairs or need a complete replacement, we recommend continual check-ups to assess your gums and bone density to assess the surrounding areas associated with your implant.
When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.request an appointment
At City Dental Clinic, we provide implant restoration services when they’re necessary. Our staff knows the signs of implant problems, and we are committed to checking them each time we see you. During visits after having implants put in, we assess your gums, bone density and any part that’s connected to the implant. These checks are in an effort to keep you healthy and catch any problems with the implants.
When you receive implants, we will guide you on how best to take care of them. This will help you minimize problems and be aware if any present themselves. If you think there is an issue with your current implants, please let us know so we can check them.
At City Dental Clinic, we follow our ethical way of doing business when we approach implant restoration. This means that we put your health and well-being first. We always check your implants after we fit them, and we give you the information you need about your oral health and treatments.request an appointment
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.request an appointment
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays.
Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.request an appointment
Cracked Tooth Repair
Cracked teeth can cause a variety of symptoms including pain while chewing, temperature sensitivities, and the release of biting pressure. It’s common for pain to come and go, which can make diagnosing the cause difficult.
While you chew, cracked pieces of your tooth move, causing the pulp within the tooth may become irritated. When biting pressure is released, the crack can close quickly resulting in sharp pain. If left untreated, the pulp will eventually become damaged and the tooth will constantly hurt, even when you are not chewing.
There are different types of cracks, and each should be evaluated to prevent tooth loss and infection.