Fort Wayne Restorative Dentistry - Fillings, Crowns, Dentures & More
Most people require some kind of restorative dental care in
their lifetime, as teeth age and experience decay, damage and other problems. Restorative
dentistry is the art of fixing dental problems to increase their strength, and
restoring their function after damage has occurred.
In Fort Wayne, Dr. Berger and Dr. Robison provide a wide
range of restorative care for patients suffering from minor or serious
problems. From fillings and crowns, to inlays and onlays, there is always a
solution, but treating a problem early is the best way to save the tooth. Don’t
put off making that appointment. Contact the office in Fort Wayne today.
Restorative Dentistry in Fort Wayne
Techniques used in restorative dentistry often overlap wit
common cosmetic dental procedures because many modern restorations are intended
to restore both the look and function of teeth. Innovations in the last few
decades, and even the last few years, have given dentists more options than
ever and have provided solutions that look surprisingly natural.
The procedure that most people think of when they consider restorative
dentistry is the common dental filling. As plaque builds up on teeth, acids
released by the plaque eat into tooth enamel. This creates spaces in the tooth
that can lead to infection or tooth loss if left untreated. Nowadays, composite
fillings offer a solution for cavities that matches the color of natural teeth.
Other common restorative procedures include porcelain
crowns, which are fitted over the entire surface of a tooth, as well as inlays
and onlays for teeth that require a bit more than a regular filling. Root canal
treatment is used when infection has reached the nerve of the tooth. It removes
the infected nerve and stops the infection before it can spread. In many cases,
a root canal can save the tooth before it is lost.
Bridgework, complete and partial dentures, and dental
implants are restorative treatments that can be used to replace missing teeth.
Each of them has its own distinct advantages, and the recommended treatment
will depend on an individual patient’s situation.
If you are suffering from decayed, damaged, or missing
teeth, it is important to get treated as soon as possible before the problem
worsens. Missing teeth can cause your entire bite to shift as surviving teeth
drift into the gap. Dr. Berger and Dr. Robison will find the right solution for
your tooth problems, so contact the office in Fort Wayne today.