Restorative Dentistry Treatments Can Rejuvenate Your Smile's Foundation and Function
Dental implants have revolutionized the treatment of missing teeth and the field of restorative dentistry. These small, titanium posts are surgically embedded in the jawbone and provide a strong, secure foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Hellwig places and restores implants in-office.
Full mouth reconstruction is a restorative treatment designed to rebuild a patient's smile after significant tooth loss, dental damage, or decay. This plan often includes a combination of dental implants and restorations, restoring your ability to eat and speak with confidence.
Often referred to as a cap, a dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a compromised tooth, restoring its appearance and function. Dental crowns may be used to restore a tooth after root canal therapy or in combination with dental implants to replace a missing tooth.
Silver fillings were used for years to restore teeth that were damaged by decay. Today, Dr. Hellwig can safely replace these amalgam fillings with tooth-colored materials for a more natural look. White fillings also retain their shape better than amalgam material for optimal dental function.
Dental bridges are designed to replace missing teeth by bridging a gap in your smile. Traditional bridges are supported by specialized crowns, which are attached to both sides of an artificial tooth or teeth. Bridges may also be supported by dental implants for increased stability and durability.
A denture is a single-piece prosthesis that replaces most or all of the teeth on your upper or lower arch. This restoration can be held in place by a temporary adhesive, or designed to snap securely onto dental implants for increased stability while patients eat, speak, and smile.