Whether we like it or not, as we age, our teeth weaken. Damaged and weakened teeth are not only painful, but they hurt self-confidence. Restorative dental procedures can resolve small problems so as to avoid larger ones later if left untreated. We’ve proudly been offering tooth restoration services in Rocky Hill CT since the first day we opened our office doors. Our restoration services cover a broad range of procedures including replacing missing teeth, dental crowns, and fillings.
West Hill Family Dental Restorations
When Do I need Dental Restorations?
Teeth are one of the few parts of our body that do not heal themselves. Once damaged, a tooth’s condition will continue to degrade until it cannot be saved.
Reasons for Restorative Dentistry include:
- Smile Enhancement
- Prevent Tooth Loss
- Relieve Dental Pain
- Repair Damaged and Decayed Teeth
- Replace Missing Teeth
- Replace older, failing Dental Treatments
- Restore Normal Eating and Chewing
Restorative dentistry for missing teeth has changed the life of many of our patients. When you’re missing a tooth it not only hurts your ability to eat the foods you love but it hurts your confidence. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth you have options. We offer a wide selection of options including dentures & partials, single implants, bridges, and implant supported bridges. If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, please learn more about how we can get you smiling again.
As your teeth weaken over time it leaves them more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration. A dental crown can protect a weak tooth from breaking, hold a cracked tooth together, cover and support a damaged or decayed tooth, cover a severely discolored tooth, or restore a broken or severely worn tooth. Crowns are typically made from a ceramic material which provides strength and a appears natural, like the rest of your teeth.
Dental cavities are the result of naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria produce acids that leach essential minerals from your tooth enamel. As the enamel weakens, it can create a hole in the surface of your tooth. This is a dental cavity. Cavities do not heal themselves, and if they’re left untreated, the decay will continue and spread into the inner layers of the tooth. This process is not painful initially. When the cavity grows closer to the nerve of the tooth, only then does the tooth have pain. It’s essential to stop cavities before they spread in order to avoid more costly procedures like root canals.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard solution. Implants have the ability to replicate your natural teeth better than any other restorative dentistry option available. They provide unrivaled stability for prosthetic teeth and carry an exemplary success rate.
Whether you’ve lost a tooth from a traumatic injury or severe decay, it is necessary to replace the missing gap in your smile. Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic threat. Even one missing tooth can cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place and put you at risk for bite problems, decay and other dental problems.
Dental Implant Bridges
If you are missing more than one tooth in a row, you may be a candidate for a dental implant bridge. Just as the name implies, this type of dental bridge is supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth. Our implant-supported bridges are unrivaled in quality and beauty, and they are uniquely fabricated to look seamless and natural within your existing teeth.
Prettau® Implant Bridge
The Prettau® implant bridge has revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth. It is a superior alternative to dentures, allowing patients to receive replacement teeth that look, feel and function like real teeth.
For many decades, dentures have been a popular solution to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Traditional dentures rest along the gum line and are held in place by special adhesives. Unless your dentures are supported by implants, you will be able to remove them at night while you sleep.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Either due to sudden trauma or years of poor oral care, there are times in which multiple teeth become damaged, decayed or missing within the mouth. When a patient needs a more comprehensive and complex approach to rebuilding their smile, a full mouth reconstruction may be recommended.