At Bella Dental, we offer the best possible patient care in the Greensboro area. Dr. Gambella, Dr. Hanna, and our talented staff are experienced in all areas of restorative dentistry including procedures from crowns to oral surgery.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry differs from cosmetic dentistry because it focuses on not only the physical appearance of your smile, but the underlying causes of problems in the gums, jaw or teeth. During your consultation, our dentists will take a look at your mouth and discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you.
Restorative Dental Services We Provide
We’re proud to offer a wide variety of dental services to our wonderful patients in the Triad. The qualified team at Bella Dental has many years of experience in the restorative dental field and we offer the following services to our clients:
If a tooth has a cavity, is slightly broken, or needs to be cosmetically enhanced it can be restored with a white composite filling. The tooth is prepared to remove all the decay and infected part of the tooth. The white filling is then bonded into the tooth, then adjusted and polished to look as natural as it did before.
If a tooth is at risk for fracture due to a large existing filling, has a crack, or is broken, it may require a full coverage crown. Dental crowns can enhance the size, shape, and color of teeth. The tooth is prepared down 360 degrees to make room for the crown around the tooth, similar to a bottle cap. This hugs the tooth and prevents the tooth from splitting or breaking further. Crowns can be made of cosmetic white materials like zirconia or porcelain as well as metal materials like gold or silver, depending on the clinical situation and patient’s desires.
In certain spaces where a tooth or teeth are missing, teeth on either side of this space can be used as anchors for a false tooth to “bridge” these teeth together. These side anchor teeth are prepared down, similar to a crown, and a permanent bridge is permanently cemented down. The dental bridge is a wonderful option to achieve a functional, highly cosmetic long term result that the patient does not have to take out of their mouth, restoring the ability to chew and smile.
In spaces where a tooth is lost and the patient does not want to alter the teeth on either side of the space, a dental implant can be utilized as a root substitute. After the surgical process of an implant integrating with your bone, a dental crown is attached to the dental implant. This permanent treatment allows patients to chew, smile, and function with a natural feeling. If multiple teeth are missing, a dental bridge can be attached to the dental implants. Dental implants can also be used to anchor down removable partial dentures and removable complete dentures.
In areas where a patient is missing multiple teeth in different areas, a partial denture with false teeth can be made to replace these missing teeth and restore the ability to chew and smile. The plastic white teeth are set in a pink acrylic base to match your gums. Sometimes metal can be used in addition to the pink acrylic to achieve additional strength. Removable partial dentures can also snap onto dental implants to provide more support and stability.
When all of the teeth in an arch are missing as a result of decay or periodontal disease, a complete removable denture can replace all of the teeth. These white plastic false teeth are set in a pink acrylic base to match your gums. The shape, size, and color of the teeth are decided upon by the patient and doctor to achieve a highly esthetic and functional result. Over time, your bone and gums resorb because the teeth are missing, which may result in dentures not fitting as well as they once did. The denture can be relined in the future, where more acrylic is added to the denture so that they once again fit snug on your gums. Complete dentures can also snap onto dental implants to provide more support and stability. This eliminates any dislodgement of the denture when opening and chewing.
We believe every effort should be made to save teeth to keep a higher quality of life, but understand that in certain situations a tooth may need to be extracted. If a tooth has lost the surrounding bone support from gum disease or if a large cavity has broken a substantial amount of the tooth where the tooth cannot be saved, it may need to be extracted. The infected tooth is atraumatically removed from the bone and the healing process can begin.
Contact Your Local Greensboro Dentist Today!
If you have questions about one or more of these restorative services, contact the friendly staff at Bella Dental. Not only are we backed by years of experience in performing these procedures, but we provide our clients with a level of care second to none. Call us at (336) 292-1990 or fill out an appointment request form today!