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Restorative Dentistry

Reviving the Smiles of Adams County


Does your smile need a little rehab? If your smile isn’t what it used to be, ask us how our restorative dentistry services can bring back the luster and functionality of your natural teeth. Whether they’re missing, broken, damaged or just starting to decay, we offer exactly what you need to get your smile back.

When a tooth becomes damaged, it can progress into a more serious and costly problem if left untreated.

We offer restorative services for every stage of repair. The sooner we detect a problem, the simpler it is to repair the problem. We save your natural teeth whenever possible.

If you’re already missing teeth or you need to have one extracted, we have several different options for replacement as part of our restorative dentistry services. Replacing missing teeth is essential for your oral health because: remaining teeth can shift to compensate for the missing teeth; the jawbone can deteriorate over time and you will increase the pressure and stress on your remaining teeth when you bite or chew. Replacing missing teeth with one of our recommended options will reduce long-term damage and help keep your smile looking great and feeling fantastic.

 

You’ll never stop smiling after a restoration from our office. Bring back the smile you used to have. Schedule an appointment today.

Fillings

If decay is present, it’s best to stop it in its tracks before it becomes a bigger issue. We’ll remove the decayed area of your tooth and restore it with a dental filling. We use tooth-colored composite material and amalgam, when necessary, to fill the area and bring back your ability to chew and speak comfortably. Fillings relieve any discomfort from decay, so call us today.

Crowns/Bridge

Broken teeth, or teeth with large restorations or big cavities, may be candidates for dental crowns. Whether your tooth has had a root canal or has suffered trauma, a dental crown restores stability and protects the tooth from further damage. After we create your individual crown, we’ll permanently bond it to the tooth, restoring full functionality.

Bridges replace either a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth, using two dental crowns as anchors on healthy teeth. The prosthetic tooth looks natural and blends perfectly with your remaining healthy teeth.

 

Partial Dentures

Missing teeth need to be replaced, as healthy teeth can shift and cause problems in the long run. Partials are an option for replacing one or a series of missing teeth. Partial dentures are removable using metal or plastic clasps to hook onto the nearby healthy teeth.

Dentures

If you are missing a full set of teeth, dentures are an option to restore your smile. We’ll fit you for a custom set of dentures and ensure a proper fit. If you are having difficulty with an existing denture, we have experience in providing solutions to achieve the best outcome. In many cases, Dr. Waring can add implants to your jaw that dramatically improve the stability and “hold” of your denture.

Endodontics

When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, we will perform root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and restore your tooth back to a comfortable, healthy state. In most cases, a crown restoration is required to strengthen and protect the tooth that received therapy. We treat most cases in our office and also work with a specialist when necessary.

Oral Surgery and Bone Grafting

If we can’t save your natural teeth and you have to have one removed, we ensure the process is as easy and quick as possible. We’ll keep you comfortable and relaxed during the extraction, which we do right in our office.
Bone Grafting
While our team will do all we can to help you keep your teeth for your lifetime, there are circumstances, such as tooth damage, decay or infection, that make it necessary to extract a tooth. If an extraction is necessary, we have the ability to remove most teeth at our office. However, did you realize that when a tooth is removed, you lose more than the tooth itself? You lose bone mass in the jaw from the extraction site. In fact, the bone continually deteriorates over time. The continual bone loss:

  1. Weakens your jaw, making it more susceptible to fracture
  2. Impacts the surrounding teeth
  3. Makes it difficult – even impossible – to have a dental implant placed to replace the missing tooth

Bone grafting at the time of surgery is often the best method to preserve the maximum amount of bone, thus improving your options for future treatment.

Inlays/Onlays

Sometimes, a traditional filling isn’t strong enough for the amount of decay in a tooth. In those situations, we may recommend an inlay or onlay that is crafted in a laboratory. These restorations work like traditional fillings but can provide additional strength while preserving more of your natural tooth than a complete crown.

Technology

With our high-resolution x-rays and intraoral cameras, seeing the areas of your teeth which need a little extra care has never been easier. And, our Cone Beam x-ray system provides a 3D view of your teeth and jaws, making diagnosis and treatment much more accurate and predictable.