Restorative Dental Services
At Imaging Dentistry, we understand that dental issues can arise despite the best preventive efforts. Our team of skilled professionals is here to provide you with a comprehensive range of restorative treatments tailored to address various dental concerns. From saving a damaged tooth with root canal therapy to replacing missing teeth with dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays, we offer advanced solutions to ensure your smile remains radiant and functional.
The Importance of Restorative Dental Care:
While preventative dental care is essential in maintaining good oral health, restorative dental services play a crucial role in addressing dental problems that may have developed over time or due to unforeseen circumstances. Whether it's treating decay, repairing damaged teeth, or replacing missing teeth, our restorative services are designed to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. By promptly addressing dental issues, you can prevent further damage, reduce the risk of complications, and maintain the overall well-being of your teeth and gums.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a crucial dental procedure that becomes necessary when the pulp (the nerve) inside a tooth becomes infected or abscessed. This can occur due to deep decay, a cracked tooth, or trauma to the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread, leading to severe pain, swelling, and even bone loss around the affected tooth. We understand the discomfort and concern associated with a toothache, which is why we offer skilled and compassionate root canal therapy.
During a root canal, our experienced dentist will carefully remove the infected pulp from the center of the affected tooth, thoroughly clean the interior, and then seal the pulp cavity with a biocompatible material. This process relieves toothache, halts the infection's progress, and promotes healing. Following the root canal, a dental crown is often placed over the treated tooth to protect and strengthen it. By opting for root canal therapy, you not only save your natural tooth but also avoid the need for tooth extraction, preserving the integrity of your smile and preventing potential shifts in surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns, often referred to as "caps," are versatile restorations that serve a vital role in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. When a tooth has suffered extensive damage from decay, fractures, or trauma, a dental crown provides a protective cover that restores the tooth's shape, size, strength, and appearance. We offer various crown materials to cater to your individual needs and preferences.
Our experienced dentists will carefully prepare the affected tooth, removing any decay or weakened structure. We then take precise impressions of the tooth to create a custom-fitted crown that perfectly matches your natural teeth. Whether you choose an all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or all-ceramic crown, you can rest assured that your crown will blend seamlessly with your smile and provide long-lasting functionality. Dental crowns not only preserve compromised teeth from further damage but also enhance your smile's aesthetics, helping you regain confidence in your appearance and oral health.
Dental bridges are an excellent restorative solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. When a gap is left by a missing tooth, the adjacent teeth can shift out of alignment, affecting bite and causing further dental issues. Our custom-designed bridges are carefully crafted to close these gaps, restoring your ability to chew and speak properly while maintaining the natural alignment of your teeth.
To create a dental bridge, our skilled dentists prepare the supporting teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutments, by either applying crowns or inlays. These abutments provide stable anchors for the bridge. The bridge itself consists of artificial teeth, known as pontics, that fill in the gap. Our team uses high-quality materials to create bridges that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. With a dental bridge, you can enjoy improved oral function, enhanced facial aesthetics, and a more balanced bite, preventing future dental problems associated with missing teeth.
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental solution for transforming the appearance of your smile. These thin shells, custom-designed from ceramic material, are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their color, shape, size, and alignment. Veneers are an excellent option for addressing a variety of cosmetic imperfections, such as chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, as well as minor misalignments or gaps.
During the veneer procedure, our skilled dentists will carefully prepare your teeth, removing a thin layer of enamel to accommodate the veneers. We then take detailed impressions to ensure a precise fit and natural appearance. The custom-designed veneers are then permanently bonded to your teeth, resulting in a stunning, symmetrical, and radiant smile. We take pride in our artistic approach to crafting veneers, allowing us to create a beautiful and natural-looking smile that enhances your confidence and self-esteem.
Partial dentures are an excellent option for individuals with one or more missing teeth who seek a removable, yet stable, dental prosthetic. Our partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal framework, designed to fit securely in your mouth while blending naturally with your remaining teeth. These partial dentures not only restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably but also prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and becoming misaligned.
To ensure a precise fit, our dental team takes detailed impressions of your mouth, which serve as the basis for crafting your custom partial dentures. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing dental solution that helps you maintain oral function and restore your smile's beauty. With our partial dentures, you can enjoy an improved quality of life, a confident smile, and the assurance of proper oral health.
When the loss of teeth affects an entire upper or lower arch, full dentures offer a reliable and functional solution for restoring your smile. These removable dental prosthetics are carefully designed to replace all the missing teeth in the affected arch. We offer both conventional full dentures and immediate full dentures to cater to your specific needs and preferences.
Conventional full dentures are placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed, and the tissues have healed. On the other hand, immediate full dentures are inserted immediately after tooth extraction. While immediate dentures provide the benefit of not being without teeth, they require relining after several months to accommodate changes in the bone and gums as they heal. Whichever type of full dentures you choose, our experienced team will create a comfortable and custom-fit appliance that improves speaking and eating, restores your smile's aesthetics, and supports your facial muscles, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
Dental inlays are an effective and conservative treatment for repairing teeth with decay or damage within their indented top surfaces, known as cusps. Inlays are typically used when the damage is too extensive for a traditional filling but not severe enough to require a dental crown. These tooth-colored restorations are crafted from durable porcelain, offering long-lasting results and a natural appearance.
The process of getting an inlay involves our skilled dentist carefully removing the damaged portion of the tooth, cleaning the area, and taking precise impressions. These impressions serve as the basis for creating custom-fitted porcelain inlays that seamlessly fit within the prepared area. Once placed, inlays provide added strength and protection for the affected tooth, preventing further decay and maintaining a healthy smile.
Dental onlays are versatile restorations used to treat larger areas of decay or damage on a tooth. Unlike inlays, which are confined to the cusps, onlays extend to cover one or more sides of the tooth, offering additional support and coverage. These durable restorations, typically made from porcelain, provide a more conservative alternative to dental crowns, as they require less tooth removal.
To place an onlay, our skilled dentist will prepare the damaged tooth, removing any decay and shaping it to accommodate the onlay. Precise impressions are taken to create a custom-fitted onlay that precisely matches your natural tooth. The onlay is then bonded securely to the tooth, providing renewed strength, protection, and a seamless appearance. With onlays, you can restore the health and beauty of your tooth while preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.