Restorative dentistry may include a combination of procedures to bring your smile to life. Dr. Joe Burns can create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your goals.
First and foremost, our goal is to save your natural teeth. Dr. Burns may suggest a variety of restorative procedures to save your tooth. On the other hand, if your tooth is not salvageable a dental implant can take the place of your missing tooth. In either case, Dr. Burns has extensive experience with restorative dentistry procedures.
Dental Crowns can be incorporated into restorative and cosmetic procedures. Most people think a crown is only used on molars when tooth decay is too extensive for a filling, inlay, or onlay. In fact, Dr. Burns may incorporate porcelain crowns on the front teeth.
A crowned tooth can address various issues, including decay, trauma, or prolonged wear and tear. Dental crowns are used in conjunction with many restorations to support or stabilize nearby teeth. The biggest advantage of porcelain crowns is the crown looks and feels like your natural teeth.
Dental implants offer unparalleled stability and longevity in replacing individual teeth, supporting a bridge, or securing a denture. Our doctors are happy to offer patients the convenience of implant design, placement surgery, and restoration all at one location. Dental implant surgery is an outpatient procedure in which implants are placed.
In the proceeding months, the jawbone will integrate with the implants in a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, you will return to our office and we will attach permanent restorations to your implants.
To replace all teeth on the upper arch, the lower arch, or both arches, our doctors offer an array of full dentures. We also provide partial dentures to replace multiple missing teeth across a portion of an arch.
You may choose from traditional dentures that rely upon natural suction or denture adhesive to remain in place, or, for a more stable and permanent solution, you may elect to receive long-lasting and highly durable implant-supported dentures. Four to six dental implants can secure a full denture, and fewer implants often suffice to support a partial denture.
Dr. Burns prefers to use tooth-colored, custom-shaded composite resin rather than amalgam (metal) fillings. As a result, patients can maintain a white, naturally beautiful smile, even after having cavities.
Composite resin fillings are composed of a special form of durable, long-lasting plastic that is mixed with glass particles to create reflectivity. Rest assured, we always aim to implement the least invasive and most comfortable treatment for our patients.
A dental bridge, designed to fill a gap in your smile typically caused by one to three consecutive missing teeth, consists of two crowns with a set of prosthetic teeth (pontics) affixed in the middle. Your dentist will secure the bridge by attaching the two supporting crowns to healthy teeth at both ends of the gap. You may opt for a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge.
Implant-supported bridges do not rely on healthy teeth for support. In other words, healthy teeth will not need to be altered to support the bridge. Instead, the implant, or implants, will anchor the bridge securely to the jawbone.
A full mouth reconstruction combines multiple restorative dentistry procedures to restore the health, function, and balance of your smile and bite. It will address any gum disease and prepare your smile for a smile makeover to enhance the appearance of your smile. Our team is experienced in designing custom treatment plans that will give you the healthiest smile you have ever had.
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