Restorative Dentistry in Norristown
Having a healthy smile is much more than making an excellent first impression. It is also essential to your overall well-being. When you have dental issues like cavities, damaged teeth, or missing teeth, your quality of life and self-esteem also suffer.
Our dedicated team of skilled dental professionals is committed to helping you achieve your best smile in a fun and positive environment. Dr. Yasaman Kamali provides compassionate and personalized dental services to individuals and families throughout Norristown and the surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule an appointment to experience the quality, individualized dental care we provide.
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Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is focused on preserving your original dental structure (teeth, tissue, and bone), and restoring damage from decay and trauma. Our experienced and compassionate team can help bring the beauty back to your smile with treatments ranging from fillings through dentures. The treatments we provide help restore function to your teeth and alleviate any pain you may be experiencing.
Our restorative treatments include:
- Composite Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Fixed Bridges
- Dentures & Partials
- Root Canal Therapy
Advantages of Composite Fillings
Despite good oral habits and preventive dental care, tooth decay can occur at any age. When it does, you may need a filling to restore your tooth to its full function and prevent infection or further damage. Composite fillings are a great choice for protecting your teeth and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your smile.
Composite fillings are made from a high-quality material that blends in with the natural color of your teeth. Because these fillings require less invasive tooth preparation, we can preserve more of your tooth’s natural enamel. The filling bonds to your enamel to create a strong seal without sensitivity to cold or heat. We also provide amalgam fillings upon request.
When are Dental Crowns Used?
A dental crown is a common restoration treatment used to stabilize a tooth and protect it from further damage or infection. Crowns are custom-made caps made from tooth-colored ceramic that fit snugly over your tooth.
- Protect teeth that are broken or cracked
- Restore teeth that are severely decayed
- Protect a tooth with a large filling
- Strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
- Reshape teeth that are too small, worn, or misshapen
- Improve the alignment of your teeth
- Complete a dental implant
Crowns are an excellent choice for restoring the full functionality of your tooth. When properly cared for, your crown can last up to 15 years or longer.
What Are Fixed Bridges?
A fixed bridge consists of two porcelain crowns that support a prosthetic tooth and fills the space left by the missing teeth. The crowns will be placed over the neighboring healthy teeth to support and anchor the bridge into position. Fixed bridges are durable and will last many years with proper care.
If you are missing a tooth, our team may suggest a fixed bridge. It is possible to replace up to three teeth with this permanently affixed dental appliance. Bridges can help maintain proper alignment and restore chewing and speaking ability.
Solutions for Replacing Missing Teeth with Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are customizable prosthetics that can replace multiple missing teeth. Today’s dentures use improved materials that are more comfortable, durable, and secure. Our experienced team will recommend what type of dentures will best suit your goals for restoring your smile. We base our recommendations on several factors, including the number of teeth you have left and your oral health status.
There are two types of standard dentures that our practice offers:
- Partial dentures are used for patients who still have some healthy teeth remaining. We customize your dentures for a proper fit and appearance that blends in with your natural teeth.
- Full dentures that are used to replace an entire arch of teeth on the upper or lower jaw or both. They rest on your gums held in place either with adhesive or suction.
Removable partial and full dentures require proper care to keep them clean and prevent stains from forming. To keep your dentures looking great, you should remove and rinse them after you eat. Make sure to rinse your mouth with clean water each time you remove your dentures. Brush them at least once a day and soak them in clean water while you sleep.
When Root Canal Therapy is Needed
Root canal therapy restores a tooth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma that has affected the tooth’s nerve and causes pain. This treatment can prevent the need for an extraction. Saving a tooth, whenever possible, is essential to maintaining your overall oral health. It will also help prevent more expensive and more significant problems for adjacent teeth.
While many fear the thought of having root canal therapy, it will alleviate your pain instead of causing it. During your procedure, we will numb the treated area to make you more comfortable. It will take two or more appointments to complete your root canal therapy.
Root canal treatment involves removing the tooth’s pulp and nerves, along with any bacteria and decay that is present. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled with medicated dental materials. Depending on the condition of the tooth, either a temporary or permanent filling is used to seal it. Most teeth that have a root canal treatment will require a crown to protect the tooth from further damage and to return it to its full function.
Why You May Need Extractions
The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, when a tooth is severely decayed or broken, it may be necessary to extract it to prevent infection and harm to your oral health. Removing wisdom teeth is the standard treatment when these teeth cause bite issues. Our office does perform simple extractions. However, if your tooth is impacted or you have more complex dental problems, we may refer you to a trusted oral surgeon. After your extraction, we can discuss your options for tooth replacement. We offer several restorative options that can restore your smile.
Gum Disease Treatment to Restore Oral Health
We offer scaling and root planing to relieve discomfort and eliminate an infection. Though this may require multiple visits, our dentist strives to do all she can when it comes to restoring your oral health. Your treatment includes removing bacteria and sterilizing infected tissues, followed by the restoration of gums or any teeth that are affected. There are many signs and symptoms of gum disease, including:
- Receding gums
- Red or puffy gums
- Tenderness or discomfort
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding gums
The type of procedure you need will depend on how far the disease has progressed. Gum disease advances as the space between the tooth and the gums becomes filled with plaque, bacteria, and tartar. This build-up causes irritation to the gum tissues in the area. If these irritants accumulate, they cause damage to your gums and, eventually, the bones that support your teeth.
When the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis before any real damage has occurred, we can treat it with just one or two professional dental cleanings. If the disease is allowed to progress to a more advanced stage, we perform scaling and root planing treatment. We suggest more frequent maintenance cleanings to help prevent the return of gum disease.
The best way to avoid the need for any of these gum disease treatments is to maintain good oral hygiene habits and a healthy diet. Regular exams and cleanings are also a great way of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Throughout therapy, we always accommodate your comfort needs and do all that we can to encourage efficient healing. Dr. Kamali also cares for the surfaces of your teeth, removing tartar and plaque and then recommending the best procedures to enhance the look of your smile.
Your Best Smile is a Healthy Smile
At Top Dental, we are committed to providing you and your family with quality, attentive, and gentle care. Our ultimate goal is to help you restore your smile and keep it looking great with the services we provide. Schedule your appointment at our Norristown office today and let us help you achieve your best smile.
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