Rebuild Your Broken-Down Smile with Restorative Dentistry
You can have one problem tooth, a mouth filled with deteriorating teeth, or teeth compromised by an accident. No matter what oral health challenge you are faced with, there are solutions to give you functional, beautiful teeth once again. The restorative dentistry procedures offered by Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Johns Creek rebuild your smile to look natural and feel comfortable.
Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain crowns and bridges can work together as a restorative dentistry solution for missing teeth. The crowns serve as anchors for the bridge to fill the space where a tooth or teeth should be. Porcelain crowns also work as stand-alone restorations. Crowns can be used to cover a tooth after a root canal, or cap a tooth that is broken, cracked, heavily decayed, stained, or misshapen. Both sturdy solutions restore your smile and make it easy to bite and chew once again.
Many patients with missing teeth, or those who will be undergoing extractions, choose dental implants as the ultimate solution to fill the holes in their smile. Dental implants not only give you the natural-looking tooth you want above the gum line, they also replace the absent tooth root, thereby supporting your jaw and smile. And, of course, implants are strong and permanent so you can eat whatever you like once again with no worries about the durability of your teeth.
Dentures come in many shapes and sizes and they are a viable dental solution for people who have many missing teeth. Traditional complete dentures replace entire arches of missing teeth. Partial dentures can fill spaces where two or more teeth are missing. This solution not only completes your smile, it supports nearby teeth and prevents them from moving and negatively altering the health, functionality, and appearance of your smile. Permanent dentures are also an option and, because they are anchored by dental implants or porcelain crowns, stay snugly in place for total confidence.
More commonly known as root canal therapy, endodontics saves or restores a tooth that has been damaged because of severe decay. When tooth decay is so extreme that it has damaged the dental pulp, pain, sensitivity, swelling, and other undesirable side effects will occur. Dental trauma can also create the need for a root canal. Dental pain will not go away – seeing your Suwanee dentist immediately to address teeth that are problematic now can sometimes help eliminate the need for an endodontic procedure.
Adult teeth have established root systems. If you have a tooth compromised by decay, infection, trauma, gum disease, root breakage, or otherwise, it may be necessary to have the tooth completely extracted by an experienced dentist in Duluth. This procedure must be done carefully to ensure that all parts of the tooth and root are fully removed. Dental repair options to replace the pulled tooth can include dental implants, a dental bridge, or a partial denture.
Fillings (White Fillings)
When you need a filling for a cavity or to repair cracked or chipped teeth, white fillings are the most attractive and safest option. Composite fillings are natural-looking because they are tinted to match your tooth enamel, plus they avoid the toxic ingredient of mercury that is found in amalgam fillings.
Inlays & Onlays
Part restorative dentistry solution, part cosmetic dentistry solution, inlays and onlays are non-invasive solutions for damaged teeth. An inlay is layered over the inside section of a damaged tooth so that it is complete again. An onlay restoration, also known as a partial crown, usually covers the middle and at least one cusp of a tooth. These restorations can be done quickly using the innovative CEREC system that produces restorations on-site at your Johns Creek dentist’s office.
A cutting-edge treatment for gum disease, laser dentistry is used to treat moderate to severe gum disease. The innovative LANAP laser dentistry protocol offers true periodontal regeneration allowing the gum tissues to reattach and new bone growth to commence.
Whether you call it gum disease or periodontal disease, this serious gum infection can lead to lost teeth. When caught in the early stages, periodontal disease is easily treatable. More advanced cases require serious periodontal treatment in the form of laser dentistry, but the condition can still be reversed and, after healing, will give you a mouth that is ready for a new smile with restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Gum recession is painful and unattractive. But gum grafting is no longer the only solution for gum recession. The minimally invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®) is also known as the Lunchtime Gum LiftTM because it is quickly and efficiently performed in your Suwanee dental office without scalpels or sutures.
One-Day Dental Restorations Thanks to Modern Technology
Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek is one of the few dental offices north of Atlanta that offers one-day dentistry. Our office has invested in the most advanced dental technology and equipment to improve patient care and the patient experience for our valued clients.
The CAD/CAM Omnicam system by CEREC allows us to produce top-quality dental restorations on-site. Some of our restorative dentistry solutions can be completed through CEREC. In one convenient appointment, you can have a crown made, an inlay or onlay, or even veneers. Waiting days or weeks for your restorative dentistry procedures to be complete because work must be sent to an off-site dental lab to be constructed is eliminated.
Instead, with the CEREC solution, we can create permanent, long-lasting restorations while you wait. Save time, avoid discomfort, and appreciate the benefits of working with a dentist who is prepared to provide you with modern solutions for your broken-down smile complaints. Contact Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, ideally located for residents of Duluth, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and neighboring communities, to discuss potential restorative dentistry solutions for your smile.