Restorative Dentistry – Topeka, KS
Repair and Replace Your Injured or Lost Teeth
Many people don’t expect to have to deal with dental damage and tooth loss at some point in their lives, but sadly such problems are more common than anyone would like to think. But just because a tooth has been injured or knocked out of your mouth doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a damaged smile for the rest of your life. Westport Dental offers many different customized dental restorations that allow you to repair your smile in a dazzling way. Call us today to set up a consultation and learn what options we can offer to help you regain your oral health and confidence.
Why Choose Westport Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Multiple Options for Making Crowns
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- Personalized Family Dental Care
The traditional way to treat cavities is to seal them off with a filling, replacing the missing part of the enamel and preventing the decay from spreading. This used to involve a metal compound, but since many patients disliked the way they looked when they smile, our office has switched to tooth-colored composite resin, a much more natural-looking substance that can also be placed in the tooth without us needing to remove healthy enamel.
A crown is like a cap for a tooth that has been badly damaged or weakened. It can be used to protect the dental structure from further damage and infection, and it also provides the extra strength you’ll need to enjoy a wide variety of foods. Depending on how visible the tooth in question is (as well as any particular needs or preferences you might have), we may recommend a crown made out of gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia.
While crowns are normally used to fix broken teeth, they can also be used to help fill in gaps in your smile if they’re combined with other dental prosthetics. We can construct a personalized dental bridge out of two crowns and one or more replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The pontics are used to fill in the gap while the crowns keep the entire restoration anchored to your natural teeth. Like regular crowns, bridges can be made out of tooth-colored substances so that it doesn’t look like you ever had teeth missing.
After you’ve lost multiple teeth, you’re going to want to have them all replaced as quickly as possible. This might be an intimidating prospect at first, but thanks to traditional dentures, you can complete your smile in one fell swoop at an affordable cost. Full dentures can replace an entire arch, but patients who still have some healthy teeth in the arch in question can get a partial denture instead to fill in all the gaps.
CEREC® One-Visit Restorations
When you come to us for a dental crown, you might expect to have to wait a few weeks while your new restoration is made. However, instead of having to rely on an outside dental lab, our practice is able to make crowns and certain other restorations in-house thanks to the state-of-the-art CEREC® system. It involves digital scans and a milling machine that lets us take impressions of your teeth, create the restoration, and place it on the tooth in question all in a single day.