At Mt. Angel Dental, Dr. Weishoff and her team offer comprehensive Restorative Dental Care services. She and her team work hard to ensure your comfort while providing the best restorative dental services, including tooth bonding, fillings, dental bridges and crowns, dental implants, dentures, and full mouth restoration. Restorative dental care aims to “restore” the function, integrity, and morphology of a missing tooth structure caused by tooth decay, tooth fracture, or tooth weakness from a previously placed restoration.
Tooth bonding helps repair chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. The process involves placing “bonding” material (porcelain or resins) directly onto the tooth to change the color and shape. The tooth enamel is fused with this bonding material to create a strong structure that feels like your natural tooth.
Fillings are used to treat cavities or repair damage to teeth caused by teeth grinding. There are three types of fillings: gold, amalgam (silver), and composite resins (tooth-colored fillings). Gold fillings are more expensive and durable, and amalgam fillings are hardy but less expensive than gold fillings. Tooth-colored fillings look the most natural, but they are not as tough as gold and amalgam fillings.
Dental bridges and crowns are restorative options to replace missing or damaged teeth. They also help restore your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues, such as loosened or misshapen teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in your jawbone with your natural bone. Once placed, the implant becomes a sturdy base to support one or more artificial teeth (crowns). An abutment or connector is placed on the dental implant to hold and support a crown. Crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth. They encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dentures are artificial teeth made of acrylic resin, and they are sometimes combined with metal attachments. They replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues, and they are removable.
There are two types of dentures, complete and partial dentures.
Complete Dentures replace all teeth and fit snugly over the patient’s gums and jawbone. In preparing for complete dentures, patients will need to have their upper and lower teeth pulled, either all at once or over a period of a couple of weeks.
Partial Dentures replace teeth in a partially edentulous patient, someone who has some teeth remaining but has areas of missing teeth. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in the mouth. Partial dentures are removable. There are many variations of partial dentures available to suit various patient needs. Dr. Weishoff will discuss these options with you so you can make an informed decision.
Full mouth restoration requires various dental procedures to rebuild or restore all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth restoration aims to improve and restore a patient’s oral health, function, and smile.
The benefits of full mouth restoration include: