How Restorative Dental Care Impacts Your Overall Health
At Garden City Dental Center, we believe that oral health is just as important as overall health and has a significant impact on the wellbeing of you and your family. When you have missing, chipped, or cracked teeth, it's necessary to seek restorative dental care as soon as possible. Our office is equipped with the latest in dental technology and techniques to maximize your comfort.
We understand that many people are fearful of the dentist, so we foster a warm environment where you and your family are treated as guests and can truly feel at home. Our Garden City dental office features all of the latest technological innovations in a friendly atmosphere where you'll feel at ease. Let us show you how easy restoring your smile can be! Call today!
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What is a Restoration?
Restorative dentistry includes all the treatments that replace decayed, damaged, misaligned, cracked, or missing teeth. The goal of restorative procedures is to bring back your natural smile while preventing oral health issues in the future.
Our treatments help you regain your self-esteem by giving you a strong foundation that supports a beautiful and healthy smile. Our restorative treatments include:
Fillings have long been a popular dental treatment for restoring the natural appearance and color of teeth. Composites are used for repairing decayed areas and reshaping flawed teeth.
The main advantage of the composite filling is its durability and aesthetics. We can combine shades to create a color that is identical to your actual tooth.
Our skilled team will place the composite and harden each one with a special light. Then we will shape and polish the composite, so it feels comfortable and looks beautiful.
Crowns are an effective way of rebuilding a tooth that is broken or weakened by a large filling or decay. The custom-made prosthetic is fitted over the prepared tooth to make it healthy and give it a natural contour and shape.
Crowns come in different materials, but porcelain is the most popular. It has a translucent color that artfully mimics natural enamel. While veneers and bonding can be used to restore the exterior part of your tooth and enhance its appearance, crowns provide more structural support for a restoration that looks great and lasts many years.
A fixed bridge is an anchor for artificial teeth that can improve function, alignment, and aesthetics. A bridge can be used to replace one, two, or even three missing teeth. A crown is placed on each side of the space on existing healthy teeth with the bridge suspended between them.
A fixed bridge is a non-invasive, economical option to restore your smile. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, a bridge will help adjacent teeth from drifting into the open space and creating alignment problems.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures are used if all your teeth are missing, while partials are used for specific areas of your mouth. Some of the benefits of dentures and partials include:
- Improved ability to chew and digest food
- Maintain a youthful facial appearance
- Helps you feel confident
- Repairable and adjustable
Dental Implants for Advanced Restoration Options
Dental implants can permanently replace missing, broken, or damaged teeth that look and function naturally. Dr. Diaz is an experienced periodontist with the skill needed to ensure that you get the best results.
Implants will not only improve the look of your smile, but they can also help to prevent bone loss so that your whole mouth is healthier following treatment.
Dental implants can:
- Maintain the natural aesthetic of your face
- Preserve bone in the jaw
- Restore bite function
- Prevent slipping or slurred speech
- Resolve problems caused by teeth shifting into gaps
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
- Replace one or more missing teeth without altering adjacent teeth.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
In most situations, any person who is healthy enough to go through oral surgery can receive an implant. Healthy gums and sufficient bone density are needed to hold the dental implant in place. Additionally, you need to commit to regular dental visits and oral hygiene. People with chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes, heavy smokers, or people who have gone through radiation therapy need to get an evaluation before they start treatment.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment that can save your tooth. The root canal is the hollow part of the tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves, and tissue. This form of treatment removes the infection and damaged nerve endings and keeps your original dental structure intact. Root canal therapy can resolve sensitivity, tooth decay, and sharp pain. You may need this treatment if:
- You have a cracked tooth, a loose filling, or deep cavity
- You have a tooth infection
- You have tooth sensitivity or experience pain when chewing
One of the benefits of root canal therapy is that you get to save a decaying tooth. Additionally, the treatment relieves tooth sensitivity and restores the normal function of your tooth. Overall, root canal therapy protects your teeth from extraction.
If Dr. Diaz is not able to restore your tooth, extraction is often suggested. Once the tooth is extracted, we will suggest restorative options such as an implant, bridge, or a removable denture to restore your chewing function and to keep the adjacent teeth from moving out of position.
Restorative Periodontal Care
Restorative, periodontal care refers to a range of services that offer you to improve your gums and keep them healthy. Periodontal diseases affect the gums, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament. If not addressed promptly, any existing problem could spread to other tissues.
The two forms of periodontal care are non-surgical and surgical therapies. Non-surgical treatment involves the administration of antibiotics to control infection below your gum line. This treatment may also be in the form of bite adjustment. It may also require deep cleaning of your gums to reduce inflammation and bacteria.
Surgical treatment involves bone graft surgery and dental implants. You may also go through pocket reduction surgery to reduce the space between your teeth and gums. Another feature of this treatment is the re-contouring of gum tissue and contouring of your jawbone.
Benefits of Restorative Periodontal Care
Some of the main benefits you gain from periodontal care include fresh breath, a beautiful smile, and tartar removal. Your teeth alone are not responsible for a great smile; healthy gums make your smile even more appealing. Persistent bad breath can be a sign of gum disease. When your gums are cleansed, you get fresh breath. Lastly, tartar and plaque can build up under your gums and result in gingivitis if left untreated. With tartar removal, you do not have to worry about decay or several periodontal diseases.
Comprehensive Restorative Care in Garden City
Restorative dental care can resolve oral health issues that could affect your general health if left untreated. Garden City Dental Center provides many methods for treating missing teeth, tooth decay, infection, and other dental conditions. The best way of knowing which treatment is suited for you is by visiting our state-of-the-art practice and getting to know our friendly team.
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