Restorative Dental Care For Every Situation
As far as fillings, I'd say there's not tremendous options which is good because I don't like to give patients lots of choices that they don't need to make because we use the appropriate situation but they're always tooth colored, A. As far as root canals go, we use special techniques including a special bioceramic cement that's very different than a traditional root canal filling material. I like it because I'm always searching for ways to do things that are bio compatible. In the old days, when you had a root canal done, well, the really old days, they would put small metal rod down inside the tooth. It's called the silver point.
In the years following, they slowly moved towards a plastic material but they would still cement it down in the tooth with epoxy which is essentially is a chemical. Now these days, we have these bioceramic materials that have combinations of calcium and phosphorus and other things that the body is much more friendly towards and also are very antibacterial. With root canals, that's probably the biggest thing has changed, been a game-changer, is being able to use bioceramic materials.
If damaged or missing teeth are making your life more complicated than you would like, allow our talented team to restore your smile and simplify your life. We are trained to use the latest technology and clinical techniques to cultivate a smile that leaves you feeling more complete and more confident.
Depending on the number and type of damaged or missing teeth in your smile and the location of each missing tooth, we will present you with the most relevant restorative options. Below we have answered some of the most common questions we hear regarding our restorative dentistry services and how they can help you. Please contact our Norton Shores, Mi dentist with any additional concerns you may have.
Dr. Christopher Sortman has studied dentistry at University of Michigan Dental School and has completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program while serving as Navy dentist.
What restorative dentistry options do you offer?
Our team works hard to provide comprehensive dental care to patients in need. In doing so, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options in Norton Shores, MI office. Some of these options include:
Porcelain Crowns (Caps) – A dental crown is sometimes referred to as a cap because it “caps” or fully covers the top portion of a natural tooth. A crown may also be used to cover and complete the top portion of a dental implant. Most crowns are made of porcelain with a metal substructure that restores and protects an individual tooth that has been broken, has been compromised by a very large filling, or has undergone a root canal treatment.
Fixed Bridges – A fixed dental bridge can replace a missing tooth if the space is located between at least two natural teeth. The natural teeth adjacent to the vacant space must be crowned and then used to anchor the bridge, which stretches from one natural tooth to the other, eliminating the empty space.
Dental Implants – One or more titanium screws can be surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root. A single implant post can be topped with a dental crown to replace one natural tooth, or several implant posts can be used to anchor a larger restoration such as a denture or a partial.
Dentures – A complete denture is a removable dental appliance that is used to replace every missing tooth at once. Dentures are often made from a custom-molded piece of high-grade acrylic that has been shaded to represent gum tissue and then fitted with natural looking teeth. Stronger, more durable dentures can be made with a cast metal base.
Root Canal Therapy – If you have a dental infection, we can eliminate your pain and restore the health of your tooth with root canal therapy. Learn more about this restorative solution by visiting our page on root canals.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings – Have a cavity? Our practice uses composite resin fillings to repair cavities and restore your health and appearance. Learn more about this option by visiting our page on tooth fillings.
Veneers – Veneers can be used to cover small structural problems like chips or cracks. Learn more about this option by visiting our page on veneers.
Do you offer any total-mouth solutions?
Yes! If you have extensive damage or lots of missing teeth, we can provide you with a total-mouth solution that will restore your oral health and function! Our Norton Shores, MI dentist can combine any number of our restorative dentistry procedures to create the desired results. Learn more about this effective restorative dentistry option by visiting our page on full-mouth reconstructions.
What will a tooth replacement consultation consist of?
When it comes to the subject of tooth loss, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss the tooth replacement choice that will be most suitable for you. Take a step closer to a fuller smile by contacting Community Shores Dental today to arrange an appointment with our Norton Shores, MI dentist.
How can I schedule my consultation?
If you are ready for restorative dentistry services from our Norton Shores, MI dentist, call 231-366-4182 or send us a message using our online contact form. Community Shores Dental will be happy to help you and your smile!
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