The purpose of restorative dentistry is to restore the health, stability, function, and strength of broken, weakened, decayed, or missing teeth.
While restoration is the primary goal, cosmetics also come into play. For instance, replacing a missing tooth restores many functions or your mouth and jaw, but filling in the gap also improves the aesthetics of your smile.
At Hawkins Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry options. Our goal is to not only restore the function and health of your smile but to make it look natural and beautiful.
Do you have a tooth that is broken or has been weakened by a large filling or extensive dental work? Dental crowns are caps that fit over weak or broken teeth to restore function, strength, and beauty. They are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, making them look natural.
When it comes to the materials that make up dental crowns, we offer all-ceramic, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), and Zirconia.
While your issues and the position of your tooth may be a deciding factor when it comes to the material used for your crown, it also comes down to your preferences and price range.
Did you know you can receive a new dental crown in just one appointment?
We offer single-visit crowns with CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). CEREC utilizes advanced dental computer technology (CAD/CAM) to custom design and manufacture (computer-assisted mill) your new crown right in our office.
No waiting for a dental lab. None of the hassles of a temporary crown. No need to return for a second visit.
If you are missing a tooth or teeth, dental implants replace your missing tooth roots. This is important, as tooth roots are responsible for keeping your jawbone healthy. When a root is missing, you are at risk for further complications, including additional tooth loss.
If you need a dental implant, we will refer you to one of our trusted oral surgeons or periodontists. Once your dental implant is in place, healed, and fused with your jawbone, we will replace the visible part of the tooth with a customized dental crown.
For patients missing more than one tooth, dental implants offer an excellent solution for permanent bridges or dentures.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you understand the limitations this can cause in your life. Issues such as problems with chewing and eating, a misaligned bite, and difficulties maintaining good oral health are just a few of the possible consequences.
A dental bridge offers a fixed replacement for one to three adjacent missing teeth. The design and construction of your appliance allow us to “bridge the gap” of your missing teeth to restore full function and beauty to your smile.
A standard dental bridge involves an appliance connected to adjacent teeth with dental crowns. It has customized pontics (artificial teeth) that replace the visible parts of your missing teeth.
For a more secure and permanent option, the bridge can be secured with dental implants rather than crowns.
Patients missing more than a few adjacent teeth may require dentures.
We understand. No one desires the clunky, clattering, fake-looking dentures of years gone by. Our dentures look natural and are aesthetically pleasing. We offer partial and complete dentures to give you a strong, fully functional smile.
For permanent, fixed, easy to keep clean dentures, we also offer dental implant-supported dentures. With this option, you never have to worry about your dentures falling out or getting misplaced again.
Cavities, also known as dental caries or decay, are the most common restorative dentistry issue. Since cavities can enlarge and go deeper, it is essential to get them taken care of before your need increases from a simple filling to more extensive dental work, such as a root canal, extraction, or dental crown.
And you don’t have to worry about unsightly dark fillings that contain metal or mercury.
We only use a special, amalgam-free (no metal or mercury), tooth-colored composite material for fillings.
The result is a strong tooth that looks natural and allows you to laugh as large as you want without anyone seeing your filling.
If you need restorative dentistry, our team at Hawkins Family Dentistry can help. Contact us online or call us at (804) 897-9800.