Restorative Dentistry Treatments From Plainville, CT Dentist Office
What is restorative dentistry? The specialty of dentistry that is concerned with restoring teeth and its supportive structures is appropriately called restorative dentistry. It covers a multitude of procedures intended to preserve, repair, protect, or replace teeth.
Plainville, CT dentist, Dr. Thomas Peltzer is a highly trained and experienced restorative dentist who is not intimidated by any dental problem. He finds great satisfaction in restoring teeth and restoring the quality of life for each of his patients. Dr. Peltzer is committed to doing every procedure correctly from beginning to end, so you will have beautiful and long-lasting results. Below are brief descriptions of some of the restorative dental services we provide at Gentle Dental Care every day.
Restorative dentistry is very basic dentistry. It encompasses a broad range of services all the way from temporary fillings to white fillings as we don’t do silver fillings and haven’t for years. Any procedure that is of a relatively basic nature, it is kind of a broad spectrum term that can encompass I suppose crowns and things of that nature that can fit into other, more complex categories, that is kind of like the bread and butter, the main focus of what most dental practices offer and as a general practice, we certainly offer that too. The nice thing about this practice is that we can do that as well as all the other things that people need so you aren’t limited to one thing here and going to the oral surgeon to have their wisdom teeth out and going to the root canal specialist to have a root canal so restorative dentistry, along with all the services that we provide are all offered right here in one office.
Tooth-Colored Fillings – A filling is the most common dental restoration. When a tooth has signs of decay, the decayed portion of the tooth needs to be cleaned out and removed, leaving a cavity. Since the removal of decay also removes the protective enamel from your tooth, it needs to be filled in to prevent bacteria from penetrating the tooth’s surface. We use tooth-colored fillings to restore the cavity of a tooth, so your tooth is protected but your filling is not noticeable to others.
Root Canal Therapy – A root canal is a treatment used to save a decaying or infected tooth. The nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed, and the area is filled with a sealant to prevent infection. After the tooth is cleaned and sealed, it is covered with a dental crown to restore strength and appearance. Although root canals have a bad reputation, we know how to make them painless.
Porcelain Crowns – A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap, usually made of porcelain, that completely covers the part of the tooth that is visible above the gumline. It is used to protect a tooth following a root canal or large filling, to restore a dental implant, to fill the gap in dental bridges, and is sometimes used for cosmetic reasons. A crown restores the tooth’s size, shape, and strength.
Dental Implants – Dental 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.
Veneers – 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.
Fixed Bridges – A bridge fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It consists of abutment teeth, which are the support teeth, covered by crowns, and the false tooth or teeth that fill the gap. A fixed bridge is cemented permanently onto the abutment teeth, making it a very secure tooth replacement option.
Dr. Thomas Peltzer is nationally known as an expert in the field of sedation dentistry and dental anesthesia. As Connecticut’s premier sedation dentist, Dr. Peltzer is honored to be a member of the prestigious American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and attends hundreds of hours of additional Advanced Anesthesia Continuing Education per year to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in sedation dentistry.
If you are struggling with pain and discomfort, having difficulty chewing, or are needing to have one or more teeth replaced, we have restorative dentistry procedures and options for you. Contact our Plainville, CT dentist at Gentle Dental Care using our online form, or call us directly at 860-479-2397 to make an appointment.
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