Do you need help with your damaged or missing teeth? Have injury, disease, or bad habits robbed you of the function of your mouth? Restorative dentistry from Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA can help give you back the abilities and appearance you have lost.
What is restorative dentistry?
When we look at patient's needs from a restorative perspective, what we really have to look at, or what I look at is first and foremost the function of a patient's mouth. That is, their ability to chew, how are they chewing, and do they have any habits that may be causing them to break down that system. When we look at the restorative needs, when we know how each piece works together, then we're better able to design a way to restore each tooth inside that system.
Restorative dentistry is the practice of using different dental techniques to restore the function and health of your mouth. The primary goal is to save the life of your teeth, and the secondary goal is give you the full function of your mouth back if you have lost a tooth. Both goals, in turn, will restore the appearance of your smile as well. Examples of restorative dental treatments are crowns and bridges, dental fillings, inlays and onlays, dental implants, and even dental veneers. All of these procedures can be used to make sure your mouth does what it is supposed to do.
What type of dental fillings does Dr. Morton offer?
Dr. Morton uses a BPA-free composite resin for his dental fillings. This is a more natural looking substance that blends in well with your existing teeth. At Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA we do not use amalgam fillings, but we will remove them if needed and replace them with white composite fillings.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a cap-like structure that is put over the top of a damaged tooth. This does two things. The first is that it saves your tooth from further damage. The second is that it restores the function of your tooth. This will make it possible for the tooth to remain in your mouth, help you eat with ease, and continue to fill that spot in your smile.
What does an inlay/onlay do?
Inlays and onlays are partial crowns. These are used when you need more than a filling and less than a full crown. The inlay will cover the inside biting surface of your tooth, while the onlay will extend onto the outer biting surface as well. Dr. Morton will evaluate your situation and help you determine which of these treatments are right for you.
Aren’t veneers a cosmetic fix?
Veneers are indeed a cosmetic fix, but they have restorative value as well. The way veneers are bonded to your teeth gives them the ability to support a cracked or chipped tooth. This will protect the tooth from further damage and keep it functioning properly.
If you are ready for a restorative dentistry consultation, call Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA office today at 770-901-2719. If you would prefer to schedule your appointment online, you are welcome to use our convenient online form.