Restorative dental treatments at Bayview Dental aim to repair and enhance broken or damaged teeth so that patients can get back to exceptional oral health. Cavity fillings, dental bridges, and dentures all restore your smile’s beauty and function, so you can grin with confidence. Schedule an appointment at Bayview Dental if you are located in the lakes area.
Dental issues can become more severe and costly the longer you leave them untreated.
By examining your teeth, your dentist can assess the extent of your dental issue and whether or not you will need restorative treatment. X-rays may be taken to ensure proper diagnosis.
After your dentist has diagnosed the dental issue, you will be provided with a tailored treatment plan to restore your smile to its natural beauty and function.
No treatment plan is one-size-fits all. Most dental issues have multiple treatment options. Dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants can all restore and replace missing teeth. Your dentist will walk you through each option to help you choose what’s best for your lifestyle, budget, and needs.
In cases like emergencies, you’ll need to receive care as soon as possible, if not the same day. If you are facing a non-urgent issue, your follow-up appointment will be after your initial visit. We’ll schedule your treatment for a day and time that works for you before you leave your appointment.
The best way to treat and fill cavities in decayed teeth are with dental fillings. Using a drill, your dentist will remove damage and decay within your enamel. They’ll follow with a tooth-colored dental resin to restore the shape and structure of your tooth. If you have a cavity, timely intervention with a filling is essential. You could require a dental crown and/or root canal therapy if your cavity is left untreated for too long.
Using CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing) technology and a specialized milling machine, your dental crown can be crafted within 2 hours at your dentist’s office.
Same-day crowns will restore damaged teeth by covering the entire tooth down to the gum line, just like lab-made crowns. Your dentist will remove the damaged portion of your tooth by trimming it slightly, then shaping it into a strong, sturdy space for the crown to be attached.
Next, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth and send it to the milling machine, which immediately begins to craft your crown. Within just a couple hours, your crown will be complete, and then your doctor will attach it permanently. This process allows you to get immediate same-day care and a crown in a single appointment.
A dental bridge uses two dental crowns to suspend a pontic, or false tooth, in the gap where a natural tooth has been lost. A dental bridge can prevent your other teeth from shifting over time and last for years.
The best way to treat an infected tooth is through root canal therapy. When the vulnerable pulp inside the tooth and root canals is exposed to oral bacteria, teeth become infected. This can happen if you accidentally crack your tooth or if you experience severe tooth decay.
To begin the procedure, your dentist will clean your teeth and numb the infected tooth to ensure you are comfortable. By drilling a hole in the enamel, your dentist can access and remove any decayed material from the interior of your tooth all the way down to the roots. After your roots are thoroughly cleaned, they will be filled with an inert material to maintain the structure and integrity of the tooth. You’ll be given either a dental filling or a dental crown that will protect and restore your tooth to complete the procedure.
To replace one or multiple missing teeth, partial dentures use false teeth and a metal and plastic framework that clip directly onto your remaining healthy teeth. This appliance can restore your smile, your bite, and your self-confidence. They are a convenient and affordable way to get your smile back, and typically don’t take too long to create.
Full dentures are used to replace the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches of your teeth and fit snugly on the gums. This restorative appliance is a strong option if you struggle with more serious dental health issues or have lost most or all of your natural teeth. You must have all remaining teeth extracted in order to have a full set of dentures fitted.
Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body; even harder than the femur bone!
3 million Americans wear dental implants to replace missing teeth.