Almost everyone can expect to experience tooth decay at some point in their lives. Fortunately, restorative dentistry is used treat all phases of tooth decay, from simple cavity fillings to complete replacements. Our dentists in Philadelphia will help you restore that youthful glow you’ve been missing! Undergo any of procedures or treatments below to start smiling with confidence.
If you’re dealing with a tooth that’s badly decayed, chipped, cracked or otherwise weakened, our dentists may suggest a crown for your treatment. A crown will help maintain the aesthetic appearance of your teeth by covering the visible surface of each affected tooth.
What’s more, crowns add significant protection and reinforcement to the tooth. After removing all areas of decay, we’ll take an impression and send it to the dental laboratory, where they’ll create a perfect fit. Porcelain crowns closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, making them an ideal choice for restoring your smile.
Fixed bridges will help improve your chewing, as well as the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and smile in general. Essentially, bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. We’ll prepare the adjacent teeth and take an impression of the area so that the laboratory may prepare a customized bridge. After it’s set into place, the artificial tooth will be securely cemented to the adjacent teeth. This procedure will restore the attractive, natural appearance and functionality of the tooth that was lost.
The inside of each tooth consists of “pulp,” which is responsible for carrying the tooth’s blood supply and nerves. If bacteria somehow gains access to the pulp—whether it’s because of a fracture or deep cavity—the tooth is at risk for infection. With a root canal, our dentists will clear out the infected pulp and fill the space with a rubber sealant. Usually, the tooth is then covered with a protective crown, which enhances its appearance and protects it against possible fractures in the future. Root canals boast an incredibly high success rate in saving teeth that would otherwise be lost to infection. Tooth extraction is the only alternative to root canal therapy.
There are several reasons why our dentists might suggest that you have a tooth extracted (pulled). While some teeth are removed after becoming severely decayed, other patients might be dealing with advanced periodontal disease or have a tooth that’s broken far beyond the possibility of repair. For example, in some cases, the tooth is simply not repairable; decay sinks too far below the gum-line, leading to substantial bone loss due to periodontal disease.
Our dentists are passionate about restoring the beautiful appearance of your smile. Whether you’re interested in Lumineers, Invisalign, bleaching or Botox, we’ve got you covered! We understand how much a misshaped, crooked or misaligned smile can impact your self-confidence and self-image. That’s why we’re determined to help you eliminate those insecurities, so you can feel more comfortable about the way you look. After undergoing cosmetic dentistry, you’ll be smiling brightly—with all the confidence in the world.
Learn more about our restorative dentistry services in Philadelphia by scheduling an appointment through our site, or by calling 215-315-7691 today.