Achieve Form & Function With Restorative Dentistry Services
A smile can become damaged for any number of reasons; sometimes it’s due to deep cavities, other times it’s dental trauma. Regardless of the reason, dental damage and trauma may result in serious issues such as missing teeth or teeth that need to be replaced. When these issues aren’t addressed or treated, it can cause serious problems for your oral health and even your overall health. At Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, our dentists can repair a damaged smile and protect your health with restorative dentistry services.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a field concerned with restoring the function of your smile, usually by repairing and replacing oral structures like your teeth. The dentists at Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry offer restorative dentistry services to help you achieve a full, healthy smile by replacing lost teeth or teeth that are too damaged to be repaired. Additionally, restorative dentistry services help prevent you from developing worse oral health issues down the line. Our restorative dentistry services are as follows.
Dental implants have been the gold standard for tooth replacement since their inception. These remarkable restorations look and act like real teeth and just like real teeth they won’t shift around or fall out. Additionally, not only do they completely restore your smile, the titanium post that serves as the foundation for the restoration mimics the root of a natural tooth, helping to prevent loss of jawbone density (resorption).
Unlike non-implant restorations, dental implants also keep your other teeth in alignment and bring your bite back to near optimal levels. What’s more, while the restoration may need to be replaced every 15 years or so due to regular wear and tear, the titanium posts themselves can last a lifetime. Follow the link to learn more.
Traditional implants often require a certain amount of jawbone density to ensure they integrate successfully. For patients who lack that necessary jawbone density, our dentists can offer All-on-4 implants as an alternative. All-on-4 implants make use of your existing jawbone density and a minimal amount of implants.
This technique allows you to more affordably and more quickly enjoy the benefits of dental implants without having to undergo supplemental procedures to correct the issue or risk being disqualified from dental implant placement altogether. Just like traditional implants, All-on-4 can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams with your Belvidere dentist. Follow the link to learn more.
For a non-implant restoration that’s still sturdy and reliable, our dentists offer dental bridges. Dental bridges consist of a row of false teeth called pontics, usually held in place by porcelain crowns cemented to healthy teeth. The crowns secure the restoration into the space left by the missing teeth, ‘bridging the gap’ caused by tooth loss.
Bridges offer a great alternative to dental implants for patients who want sturdy, long-lasting restorations. They stay securely in place for upwards of fifteen years without the need for more invasive installation or drawn-out healing times and they greatly reduce the risk of post-procedure complications. Follow the link to learn more.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
For patients who require easy-to-use, non-invasive restorations, our dentists offer dentures and partial dentures. Dentures and partial dentures are restorations made of acrylic resin or plastic modeled to look like and replace your natural teeth. Unlike implants and bridges, they don’t require healthy enamel to be removed from existing teeth or surgical installation to secure them.
Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth, while partial dentures only replace certain teeth in an arch, leaving your other teeth intact. Today’s dentures and partial dentures are better made and longer-lasting than they’ve ever been so you can more confidently eat, speak, and smile. Follow the link to learn more.
For patients who are comfortable with their dentures, but want to keep them more secure, we can offer implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures, are dentures held in place by permanent dental implants. Much like All-on-4, implant-supported dentures are held in place with a minimal amount of implants, often making them more affordable and easier to integrate.
Another benefit of implant-supported dentures is that we can convert your current dentures into an implant-supported restoration, further saving you time, money, and dental visits. With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy the benefits of implants and the convenience of denture restorations. Follow the link to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Usually, patients need to have sufficient jawbone density and healthy gum tissue to qualify for implants. However, supplemental procedures such as gum and bone grafting can help you qualify and you may be able to avoid supplemental procedures with All-on-4.
Restorative dentistry services are usually covered by insurance because they’re often deemed medically necessary. For example, replacing a missing tooth makes a major positive impact on your oral health, so your provider is likely to cover at least some of the costs.
The team at Chapko & Shah strongly encourages you to call your provider beforehand to confirm with them which restorative dentistry services they’ll cover and when they’ll cover them. If your coverage still isn’t enough, feel free to talk to your dentist or any of our team members. We’ll do what we can to help you afford the quality restorative dentistry services you deserve.