Restorative Dentistry

Rochester NY Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dental treatments help replace or restore teeth that have become decayed, damaged or lost. Restoring teeth is important for maintaining a healthy bite pattern and avoiding additional decay or other issues affecting your teeth, gums or jaws. Plus, it improves the way your smile looks so you feel more confident in your appearance.

At Full Heart Dentistry, we use advanced treatment techniques and state-of-the-art dental technology to perform restorations, including crowns, bridges, dentures and implant restorations, as well as procedures to restore the natural color of teeth.

Commonly Asked Questions

 

Why do I need to repair a cavity or crack in my tooth?

Even the tiniest cracks or fissures in a tooth can provide a space for decay-causing bacteria to enter and colonize. Over time, these bacteria will cause decay to form, and left untreated, can cause more harm to your tooth—including tooth loss, bone damage and infection. Having regular checkups is the best way to look for tiny cracks and other damage so it can be repaired before more serious problems develop over time.

Why should I have a missing tooth replaced?

If you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth can begin to drift and shift into the gap left behind—shifting the rest of your teeth out of alignment. What once was a straight smile can quickly turn into crooked teeth.

Additionally, as teeth shift out of alignment after tooth loss, bite problems can develop. When the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly, it strains and damages the jaw joint. Once, your teeth shift it can also make it harder to reach some spots with your toothbrush or floss that can cause plaque and tartar to develop, which can eventually lead to gum disease and further tooth loss. And, the cycle continues.

With restorative dentistry, we can help replace a missing tooth with dental implants or dental bridges and partials. An investment now can preserve your smile and prevent further problems later.

What is gum disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease occurs when bacteria collect along the gum line, releasing toxins that cause the gum tissue to pull away from the tooth. In many cases, this bacteria also accumulates a protective layer of hard tartar that makes it difficult to remove with brushing and flossing. As the gum tissue moves away from the tooth surface, more of the tooth is exposed to bacteria. Eventually, the bacteria reach the tooth roots, forming pockets around the roots that weaken the tooth structure and cause tooth loss.

To help keep your teeth healthy, it’s important to have professional cleaning and check-ups at least twice a year by a professional to help prevent build-up of plaque and tartar. If you have been told you have gum disease, we have treatment options to help bring your smile back to good health.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about restorative dentistry and how we can diagnosis and treat your smile and even help prevent oral diseases.

Comfort & Amenities

  • Methods to help desensitize teeth before treatment
  • Shaded glasses for light sensitivity
  • Blankets & pillows
  • Lip balm
  • Beverage service
  • Headsets & music
  • TLC

Restorative Dentistry Services

  • Dentures & Partials
  • Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Crowns
  • Periodontal Treatment

To help keep your teeth healthy, it’s important to have professional cleaning and check-ups at least twice a year by a professional to help prevent build-up of plaque and tartar. If you have been told you have gum disease, we have treatment options to help bring your smile back to good health.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about restorative dentistry and how we can diagnosis and treat your smile and even help prevent oral diseases.

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