Issaquah Restorative Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry in Issaquah
Having even one missing tooth can be a problem. It can be damaging to your mouth, your jaw, and even your overall health. A single missing tooth can cause your jaw bone to deteriorate, the teeth around the gap to shift and become loose, and it can also increase your chances of developing gum disease! That’s why it is so important to restore that tooth’s function to your mouth as soon as possible.
If you have any missing teeth, then call us here at Eastside Family Dentistry. Don’t wait another day! Each day you wait, more damage may be occurring.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry uses a series of exams, procedures, and tools to improve your oral health and restore the functionality of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The advanced capabilities of digital panoramic x-rays, laser treatments, and intra-oral cameras can ensure that you are receiving the best possible treatment. Once we have the problems figured out, we can then develop a plan to return your mouth back to a better level of health, and eliminate the source of the issue.
Ways We Can Restore Your Smile
Typically, when you need restorative dentistry, you need to replace a missing tooth. However, it can also be restoring the health of a tooth that has been damaged or infected. In those cases, fillings, bridges, or even crowns are probable solutions.
Perhaps we need to place a crown over a single tooth following a root canal treatment. Or we may need to put a crown on top of an implant that was placed into your jaw.
If one or more of your teeth needs to be replaced to restore function to your mouth, dentures and dental implants are the best solutions.The implant is able to fuse with the jaw bone once it has been put in, and become one cohesive unit, allowing it to stimulate your jaw when you chew and bite like your original tooth once did. This keeps the bone strong and healthy, making it the ideal situation when any tooth has been lost.
No matter what type of restoration services you are looking for, the experienced professionals here at Eastside Family Dentistry are committed to having a positive impact on your life! Just give us a call, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Alexandra Cristescu. She will look at your mouth and give you a full explanation of what restorative options you have.
Restorative Dentistry Services
- Cavity Fillings – Fillings are a common, cost-effective treatment used to address minor cases of tooth decay (cavities). They can either be made from mercury-amalgam or tooth-colored composite. Many patients choose tooth-colored fillings because they restore your smile with a natural, tooth-like substance that matches the rest of your enamel. While mercury-amalgam fillings are effective, they look grayish and can detract from the beauty of your smile and your teeth. The filling placement process is quick and simple, non-invasive, and protects your tooth from further damage.
- Dental Crowns – Dental crowns (also known as “caps”), cover and protect the entire surface of your tooth, restoring its form and function, and preventing further damage. Dental crowns may be used when a cavity is too severe to treat with a filling or to cover your tooth after root canal therapy. Porcelain dental crowns can also be used to treat cosmetic issues, such as misshapen or heavily-stained teeth.
- Root Canal Therapy – Root canal therapy is the best way to treat an infected tooth. If the enamel and dentin of your tooth become damaged due to an oral injury or a serious cavity, the nerve-filled “pulp” that supports your tooth can become inflamed and infected. This causes serious pain and discomfort, and can eventually result in tooth loss. A root canal is used to open up the tooth and remove the infected material. Then, the tooth is disinfected and filled with an inert, rubbery material to restore support its structure. A dental crown may also be used to cover up your damaged tooth and restore its shape and appearance.
- Dental Implants – Dental implants are small, rod or screw-shaped pieces of titanium that function as artificial tooth roots and replace missing teeth. The implant is placed where your missing tooth used to be, and as it heals, it bonds with the surrounding tissue, becoming a permanent part of your gum and jaw bone. Then, the implant is completed with a dental crown. Multiple implants can also be used to support a permanent dental bridge, or for implant-supported dentures.
- Wisdom Tooth Removal – The wisdom teeth are our final set of molars, which typically grow in during the late teens and early twenties. Many people, particularly those who have had orthodontic treatment, do not have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these teeth. This means that they can grow in improperly, causing issues like teeth shifting, infections, and damage to the surrounding teeth. For this reason, most folks opt to have their wisdom teeth removed when they erupt. However, not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. Consult with Dr. Cristescu to learn more, and find out if you should have your wisdom teeth extracted.
Are you a new patient, or looking for a dentist in Issaquah? Visit our office to get to know our team today, located at 175 NE Gilman Blvd #101, Issaquah, WA 98027.
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