Restorative Dentistry at our Eufaula Dental Office
Restorative dentistry can greatly improve a patient’s oral health, especially after teeth have become damaged or lost. Without a fully functional mouth, something as simple as eating may become burdensome or even painful. Those with lost teeth are also more prone to gum disease and other health problems. At Dr. Johnston’s offce, we provide our patients with a full range of restorative dentistry options for treating everything from minor damage to major tooth loss. Whatever your problem may be, the restorative dentistry treatments provided by Dr. Johnston can return health and function to your smile.
Our restorative dentistry treatment options include:
Full Mouth Restoration
Missing, cracked, chipped, decayed, discolored, and misaligned teeth can cause a number of problems and harm a person’s self-esteem. If most or all of a patient’s teeth need dental work, the most effective treatment plan is usually an individualized full mouth restoration. A full mouth restoration combines a number of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments in order to restore health, function, and beauty to the patient’s mouth, significantly improving quality of life and self-confidence.
Depending on the state of the patient’s oral health, suggested treatment options in a full mouth restoration may include dental implants, bridges, porcelain veneers, crowns, and the replacement of old metal fillings with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings. A comprehensive, personalized treatment plan is designed for each patient based on his or her needs and overall goals.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Gaps caused by missing teeth can be eliminated by installing bridges in the mouth. Dental bridges combine crowns and implants to improve chewing function and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
During treatment, the teeth surrounding the gap are lightly buffed and prepared for impressions. After a mold of those teeth has been made, crowns are created to fit the teeth perfectly. A replacement tooth is then bonded to the crowns, creating a single “bridge” that is placed into the patient’s mouth. Dental bridges, once cemented to the teeth, provide durable, long-lasting support.
The tooth-colored materials used to make crowns give dental bridges a completely natural look. Thus, in addition to restoring function, dental bridges can improve the appearance of one’s smile.
If you think you may be a candidate for dental crowns or bridges, contact our staff today to learn more about our restorative dentistry options.
Dentures are an effective solution to missing teeth, especially for patients who prefer to avoid the lengthy and sometimes more costly commitment required by permanent dental implants.
Consisting of full sets of replacement teeth, dentures are removable dental appliances that rest on top of or are affixed to the gums and help to restore function to the mouth. Prosthetic teeth allow individuals to chew and speak with greater ease and comfort. Since dentures can be removed at any time, they allow patients flexibility in cleaning. They also make a significant improvement in the patient’s smile, increasing self-confidence.
Dental implants provide an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth. With durable titanium posts that virtually become part of your jawbone, and natural-looking teeth attached to the implants, implants restore the mouth to full functioning capacity and dramatically improve its appearance.
Implants are also important to oral health. When teeth are missing, a person becomes more susceptible to receding gums and bone loss. By combating these problems, implants can help to preserve facial structure and strengthen the bite.
Dr. Johnston and his assistants have extensive training and experience in the preparation and placement of dental implants.
What this means for our patients is that the implant process is in the hands of qualified and experienced staff who can provide implant services at a lower cost, in less time, in the most convenient way for our patients.