When you or a member of your family is missing teeth, it can make eating difficult. Plus, if the missing teeth are visible, it can make a person feel self-conscious about his or her appearance. The cosmetic dental surgery services offered at Dental Care of Indiana offer a variety of teeth restoration options. You’ll be amazed at how teeth restoration can improve the quality of every aspect of your life.
Our dentists and dental hygienists are trained to provide the best restorative care for your teeth. As part of this training, they know how important it is for you to understand all the details involved with restorative dentistry. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions! We’re here to help you decide which cosmetic dental surgery is for you.
Restorative dentistry options
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. Depending on your needs, you can get either complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the bottom or top teeth need to be replaced. Dentures that replace just some of the teeth are called partial dentures. Both options allow you to eat food easier, speak clearly if you had problems speaking well because of missing teeth and help support cheeks and lips to prevent sagging in the face. Here are all the details on getting dentures and learning how to take care of them.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to fill in small sections of a tooth that are missing, usually due to tooth decay. Often, they are recommended to repair a cavity, since they are stronger than a traditional filling. Sometimes inlays and onlays are alternatives to crowns. Both are made from porcelain, gold or a composite and can increase the strength of your tooth. Inlays fill the inside of the tooth and the onlay fills the inside, plus it extends to cover the cusp of the tooth. Here we explain what these two types of restorative dentistry are used for and what you can expect if you need one.
Facts about restorative dentistry
Teeth restoration is good for your oral health, not simply your appearance. Cosmetic dental surgery can help prevent disease and tooth loss. In addition, when you eliminate mouth pain you’ll be able to improve your eating habits.
Your teeth will look real. Whether you need one tooth repaired or a complete set of dentures, the dentist will be able to match the color and size so your existing teeth and your restored teeth blend together perfectly.
It’s not as painful as you imagine. Our patients sometimes walk in expecting the worse and are pleasantly surprised. We utilize sedation and anesthesia when necessary so you have as little discomfort as possible.
Dentures can be comfortable. Too many people are afraid their dentures will always hurt. Taking the time to make sure your gums heal completely and then making the dentures fit you correctly are two ways we make sure you are happy with the final product.
It’s affordable. Check with your dental insurance policy, most do include some restorative coverage. If you don’t have dental insurance, talk to us about our payment options.