Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing or replacing decayed, damaged or missing teeth. It is also concerned with the overall health of your mouth, gums and tongue.
There are a wide variety of options available for those who have experienced tooth loss or advanced decay.
Procedures in dental restoration can also involve periodontal therapy, which is the treatment of gum disease.
Some common restorative dentistry procedures that are Dentists in Mesa perform include:
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. They provide a strong and stable foundation for attaching replacement teeth.
The dental implants process is as follows:
- First, the implant post is placed into the jawbone.
- Next, a small connector, called an abutment, is placed on top of the implant post.
- Now it takes time for the gums and jawbone to grow around the implants and secure them in place. This process is called osseointegration.
- Finally, once the osseointegration is complete, the artificial tooth (or teeth) are attached to the abutment.
Dental implants can be used to support a single tooth, a dental bridge or denture. They are also sometimes used in combination with other dental treatments, such as sinus lifts or bone grafts.
Dental implants are the strongest and most stable type of tooth replacement available today. They are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
The main advantage of dental implants is that they provide a strong and stable foundation for artificial teeth. They also help preserve the jawbone and prevent gum deterioration.
At Elite Smiles, we use non-metal implants, as they are more biocompatible (safe for your body), and stronger as well.
If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to your dentist about whether dental implants are right for you.
Dental fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay or minor injury.
The most common type of filling is made from a metal alloy, such as gold, silver or palladium.
Composite fillings, which are made from a mixture of plastic and glass, are also available. Fillings can also be made from ceramic or porcelain. These are more expensive but provide a better aesthetic result. They’re all far more biocompatible and better-quality products, which is why we use these at our holistic dental clinic.
A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth.
Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges and cover implants. They’re usually made from porcelain, ceramic or gold.
A dental bridge is a custom-made appliance that consists of one or more false teeth, known as pontics, and is supported by dental crowns.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They can be made from gold, silver, porcelain or ceramic.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are complete or partial sets of false teeth. They’re usually made from acrylic or porcelain.
Partials are also known as denture replacements and are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They’re usually made from acrylic, nylon or stainless steel.
At Elite Smiles, we use non-metal dentures and partials, which are made from a strong, flexible and lightweight material that looks like natural teeth.
Biocompatible Materials & Services At Elite Smiles
As a biocompatible dental clinic, our philosophy is to use biocompatible materials and services that are compatible with your overall health.
We offer a range of biocompatible dental materials, including:
- Non-toxic fillings made from composite resin or ceramic
- Mercury-free amalgam removal
- Safe removal of metal crowns
- Non-metal implants that are safe for people with metal allergies
- Dentures and partials made from non-toxic materials
If you’re looking for a safe and healthy option for your dental care, call Elite Smiles today. We’ll be happy to discuss our biocompatible dental options with you.
Cosmetic Dental Services
At Elite Smiles, we don’t just provide general and restorative dental care. We also offer cosmetic dental products and services for patients who want to improve the look of their smile.
Our cosmetic dental services include:
- Teeth Whitening — Our teeth whitening services can help you achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking smile.
- Porcelain Veneers — Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental option for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile. Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth.
We understand that everyone’s idea of a perfect smile is different. That’s why we offer a variety of cosmetic dental options, so you can choose the treatment that’s right for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about our restorative and cosmetic dental services, we invite you to contact our office today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a consultation for you.