What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is well-named because it does just that: restores the beauty and functionality of your smile. When you restore a piece of furniture or an old house, sometimes you not only bring back its original beauty and utility, you also improve it! When you choose one or more of the restorative procedures that we offer at Vero Dental, you can make your old smile even better than it used to be. There are many reasons why you might need a restorative treatment. Whatever your need, our Denver dentists will consult with you before beginning any procedure to help you make the best choice for your unique situation and budget.
If you want to replace a missing tooth with something as close to the real deal as possible, then ask us about a dental implant. An implant can be used to replace a missing tooth anywhere in your mouth. The biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone in the location of the missing tooth. While it is healing the bone fuses around the post so that eventually the implant becomes part of your jawbone. This strong artificial tooth root can then be topped with a dental crown, or several implants can be used to anchor a dental bridge. Dental implants can also be used to keep dentures in place in lieu of denture adhesive.
Dental crowns are very versatile. They are placed on top of dental implants to replace a missing tooth. Crowns are often used to replace back teeth that have been damaged by deep cavities. A crown is also used after a root canal to top off what remains of the saved tooth. Cracked teeth can be strengthened by crowns. Misshapen teeth or unnaturally small teeth are made more attractive by dental crowns. Crowns are a great solution to replace front teeth because they look just like a natural tooth.
How are dental crowns made?
Dental crowns are made from strong porcelain or ceramic in a color that matches your other teeth. We carefully take impressions of your teeth so that the crown can be fashioned to fit in with your other teeth. They feel and look real plus they are very long-lasting if they receive proper care, including excellent at-home hygiene and regular preventive visits to our office.
When you are missing two or more teeth in a row then a dental bridge is often a good solution to restore your smile. The bridge is anchored on each end by healthy natural teeth or by dental implants topped by dental crowns. This type of dental bridge will feel and function like your original teeth and make it easy for you to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly.
Custom made dentures can replace a single palate or a full mouth of missing teeth. They can be secured with strong dental adhesive or dental implants. Many improvements have been made in recent years so that dentures are more comfortable than they used to be. Dr. Giuseffi and Dr. Johnson will consult with you so that your dentures fit your mouth, your face, and your lifestyle.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Vero Dental can also completely rebuild your smile if necessary by using a combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures.