A Restorative Dentist You Can Trust | Plainville, CT
- January 30, 2017
At our Plainville, CT dentist’s office, we have what it takes to get you back on the good road (in terms of oral health), if anything ever goes awry. And, importantly, we’ll make it easy for you to do so!
All you have to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Peltzer to address your restorative dental concerns. He’ll complete a comprehensive oral examination, and then help you choose the treatment plan that makes the most sense for your current situation and budget.
Just so you know, our restorative dentistry treatments include: tooth-colored fillings, veneers, root canals, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and more. Keep reading for additional information, and then be sure to follow up with our Gentle Dental Care team to arrange for your next visit.
A veneer is a very thin tooth-colored shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its shape, size, color, and length. Veneers are usually thought of as a cosmetic procedure, but they are also used to protect a tooth that is chipped or cracked.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that anchor replacement teeth. Usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material, they are surgically placed in the socket of the jawbone and covered with a dental crown. Implants are a secure and permanent tooth replacement option that are sure to make you smile.
For this procedure we will numb the affected tooth and create a small opening in it, getting rid of all of the decay in the cavity. Once the decay is removed, we will then fill the hole in with a composite resin.
In earlier eras, cavities used to be filled exclusively with a metal amalgam, which is very effective but looks out of place in your mouth and contains mercury, which is a concern for certain patients.
These days, however, we can use tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are much more attractive and somewhat safer to use than traditional metal fillings.
Root Canal Treatments
These aren’t as bad as you might have been conditioned to think. If tooth decay ever reaches the soft pulp of a tooth, a simple filling will not be enough to prevent infection and ensure that the health of the tooth can be restored. But we will be able to perform what is known as a root canal, which will rid the tooth of infection, replace the tooth’s pulp with an inert material, and seal it off again.
Crowns, Bridges, & More
Some of our treatments are designed for specialized functions. Crowns, bridges, and dentures are restorative components that will help your mouth look, function, and feel like it would naturally, following tooth loss, a root canal, etc.
We’ll tell you all about your options, during your consultation. And if you are the least bit nervous, Dr. Peltzer can also walk you through are various sedation dentistry techniques. One way or another, we’ll get you back on track, the easy way!
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