Bringing Out Your Best Smile With Restorative Dentistry
Our goal at Laser Family Dental is to ensure that our patients have healthy and confident smiles. That’s why we offer a variety of restorative dental services to do just that. Sometimes teeth may become damaged or broken due to injury or poor oral health habits but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it.
Not only do these issues make things like eating and socializing more difficult, but they can also lead to a host of other issues. Missing teeth, in particular, can lead to bone loss and a weakened jaw structure as well as gum disease, which puts you at risk for other issues such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even cancer.
Discover Dr. Bachuri’s restorative dentistry services by reading our patient-friendly guide below.
Types of Restorative Procedures
The goal of restorative dentistry is to repair any damage that trauma or infections have done to your smile. After a thorough exam, Dr. Bachuri will help determine which procedure will be best for you.
Cavities affect patients of all ages and can at times go undetected by the untrained eye. So it’s important to schedule regular dental visits to catch them early on. Cavities occur when a buildup of bacteria penetrates and eats away at your enamel, creating a hollow space within the tooth.
If it’s small enough, Dr. Bachuri may recommend a dental filling to repair the hole and protect your tooth from further damage.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you have a larger hole in your tooth or one that’s in need of extra support, Dr. Bachuri might recommend a dental crown. Crowns (or caps) sit atop the affected tooth to provide protection.
If you’re missing one to three consecutive teeth, a dental bridge may be the better option. Dental bridges are made to replace missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as an anchor to bridge the gaps in your smile. They’re a more permanent solution and can help restore function to your smile.
Dental implants may be the right solution for your smile as they not only improve the appearance of your smile but also preserve your jaw bones while preventing further deterioration of your facial structure. They’re custom-made and color-matched to provide a natural-looking smile and can reverse the conditions that can lead to tooth loss, gum disease, and jawbone depletion.
Dr. Bachuri might recommend dentures as a restoration option. After taking an impression of your bite, we’ll create a personalized denture that will fully restore your smile. Dentures can even be attached to your current implants for a more secure fit if deemed necessary. They’re a strong, fast, and affordable solution for patients looking to restore any number of missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Schedule Your Smile Makeover Today
If you want to learn more about how Laser Family Dental can help restore your smile to full glory, call our Troy, MI dental practice at (248) 250-9333 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bachuri today.