Are you bothered by missing or damaged teeth? If so, our restorative dentistry treatments are an effective solution. For improved overall oral health, contact our Grand Rapids, MI office today.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on replacing or repairing damaged or missing teeth. The main goal of these procedures are to improve overall oral health and function for a healthy you. At Life-Centered Dentistry, we offer a selection of restorative dentistry services.
A dental crown in a tooth shaped cap that is used to restore a broken, decayed, or worn down tooth. crowns may also be used to cover dental implants and teeth treated with a root canal. Dental crowns can prolong the life of a natural tooth, improve chewing function, and enhance your smile.
There are an array of types of dental crowns available; the kind that is best for you will depend on several factors including your personal oral health needs and your personal preferences. Our team will work with you to find a dental crown that is right for you.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace just one tooth or a row of missing teeth. Our team can create custom bridges that match the shade of your natural teeth so you can feel confident in your smile.
A bridge consists of different parts, including abutments, which are structures that support the dental bridge (these usually refer to the natural teeth), and pontics, which are the false teeth that fill in the gap left behind by missing teeth.
There are different types of dental bridges that can be used based on your oral health goals. Our team will work with you to determine the best bridge option for you.
Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. Dentures are available as full dentures, which replace an entire arch of missing teeth, or partial dentures, which are used to replace just a portion of missing teeth. Complete dentures rest atop the gums and rely on the roof of the mouth or lower jawbone ridge for support. A special denture adhesive may be needed to keep full dentures in place. Partial dentures also rely on the gums and underlying bone for support, but they also contain clasps that hook around the remaining teeth, providing even more stability.
Dental implants take the place of a missing tooth root. They are permanent structures that secure artificial teeth such as dental crowns or bridges into place. Individuals with one or more missing teeth may be able to benefit from dental implants. Our team can discuss your treatment options during a consultation.
Veneers are custom-created shells that fit over the front surfaces of the teeth. They are used to conceal chips, stains, cracks, and other cosmetic imperfections. There are different types of veneers, including composite, porcelain, removable, and no-prep veneers. Our team will work with you to determine the best option to help you achieve your smile goals.
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If you are interested in learning more about our restorative dentistry options, please contact Life- Centered Dentistry in Grand Rapids, MI today. Get started by giving us a call at 616.344.0578 or using our online contact form.