Do you have missing or injured teeth? Are you noticing the warning signs of a gum or tooth infection? The Dentists of Newtown provide restorative dentistry services to patients in Newtown, PA. Restorative dentistry is one of the dental services our Newtown, PA office provides to the public. It addresses problems such as missing teeth, sleep apnea, gum disease, and bite disorders.
There are members of our professional dental team who specialize in oral surgery and periodontal therapy. Our patients do not need to go elsewhere to see separate specialists and receive the restorative dental care that they need.
Our Newtown office provides a team approach to your oral health needs so that you can enjoy the best possible patient experience and outcome.
Restorative Dental Care
Our restorative dentistry solutions improve the function and health of the smile. Patients can learn more about each restorative option and find links to each treatment below:
A tooth crown is a cap used to cover a natural tooth or dental implant. Crowns are typically made of a porcelain ceramic material that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Dental crowns are also durable and provide strength to worn or weakened teeth.
A dental bridge is used to restore a row of missing teeth. Traditional bridges are secured by crown-capped natural teeth. However, dental implants may be used to support bridges so they stay in place.
Dental implants are long-lasting and versatile restorations for single or multiple lost teeth. Dentures and dental bridges may be secured in the mouth by dental implants. Implants are made of high-quality titanium and are capped off with durable porcelain ceramic.
Dentures and Partials
Full and partial dentures may be used to replace rows or arches of lost teeth. Dentures are traditionally removable and require adhesives and rebasing over time. Dental implants lengthen the lifespan of both full and partial dentures.
Gum Disease Treatment
Our office provides an array of gum disease treatments for patients with signs of gum disease. Deep tooth and gum cleanings, as well as gum removal surgeries, help remove infected tissues and prevent the spread of gum infection.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the tissues in the back of the mouth collapse, obstructing the airway. We provide oral appliances that can be worn at night to keep the airway open. Our dentists will recommend this custom appliance for patients with mild forms of OSA.
The temporomandibular joints which connect the skull to the jawbone can cause problems when injured or under stress. Abnormalities or pain in the TMJ joints lead to TMJ disorders. Patients who have a TMJ disorder typically clench and grind their teeth, feel facial and jaw pain, and suffer from chronic headaches.
We can alleviate TMJ pain and address teeth grinding in our office. Our office provides TMJ treatment to patients in Newtown, PA.
All On Four
All On Four dentures use as few as four dental implants to restore an upper or lower arch of teeth. Dentures that are secured with dental implants are more stable and last longer. Patients who may not have enough tissue in their jaw bone also benefit from the precise implant placement that All On Four treatment affords.
How Durable Are Dental Implants and Implant Restorations?
Implants provide strength and stability as a foundation for tooth crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. This is because they fuse with the jawbone and are capped off with dental crowns. After the titanium implant post is surgically inserted, it fuses with the jaw bone over a period of 3 to 6 months.
Once the implant post is fully healed, we attach an abutment and dental crown. Our dental crowns are durable porcelain ceramic that not only looks natural but feels natural. High-quality materials and professional care ensure that implants last for many years.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Restorative dentistry addresses problems that impact the function of your bite. Learn more by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.
What does restorative dentistry include?
With restorative dentistry, we’re performing procedures to repair or replace teeth. This includes things like dental implants, gum disease treatment, and even root canals and dental fillings. It restores function in your teeth so that you’re able to eat and speak freely.
What’s basic vs. major restorative dentistry?
Basic restorative dentistry includes things like dental fillings or simple tooth extractions. Major restorative treatments include dental implants, crowns, and bridges. These are more intensive and invasive procedures that usually involve severe dental problems.
Does restorative dentistry improve the aesthetics of my smile?
While this isn’t the focus of restorative care, the treatment options often improve looks. For example, any replacement is going to improve the look of your smile when you’re missing a tooth. We aim to give patients a restoration that both looks and feels great and that they’re proud to have.
Can I repair a broken tooth?
Yes, there are many methods we can use to repair your tooth. For each restorative treatment, we do a consultation and examine the tooth. For some issues, we can just use dental bonding material to replace the missing part of the tooth. With severe damage, we’ll rely on a dental crown. Crowns can save teeth with severe dental issues.
Does dental insurance cover restorative dentistry?
Dental insurance usually covers at least a portion of your restorative care. It all depends on the severity of the condition and what you’ll need to restore your smile. We’ll work with your insurance company and ensure that you get the best coverage possible.
Do I need restorative dentistry?
It’s best to consider functionality and pain when you’re trying to determine if you need restorative care. If your tooth is broken or missing, it can be hard to eat and speak properly. You also shouldn’t be feeling pain regularly in your jaw or mouth when you’re using it, nor should your jaw be getting stuck or popping and clicking. If you’re experiencing any of this, call our office.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to restore health to your teeth and gums? Try our high-quality restorative dental treatments. Call our Newtown, PA dental office today at 267-692-2394. You may also schedule a dental consultation with our team online. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you at your next appointment.