Restorative Dentistry in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Altitude Dental provides restorative dentistry services to help bring back your healthy smile. If you would like more information or to make an appointment, please call our office at 425-775-3446.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore your teeth's function. We offer many therapeutic procedures to help you chew, speak, overcome pain, and replace missing teeth. Together with returning your normal dental function, restorative dentistry can also improve your appearance.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
- Brings back your chewing and speaking abilities
- Replaces missing teeth, preventing other teeth from shifting and decreasing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay
- Relieves dental pain and preserves teeth from extraction
- Stabilizes natural teeth that have undergone procedures like root canals
Composite fillings are tooth-colored resins. They blend into the natural tooth surface, allowing the dentist to perform seamless repairs. Some cavities, especially in the back teeth, are large enough that special fillings may still be necessary.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used when the tooth has too much damage for a filling but retains enough structure that it does not need a crown. They provide aesthetic as well as restorative benefits.
A dental crown is similar to a cap that fits over a prepared natural tooth. Dentists use crowns to cover teeth that have undergone root canals or damage from injury or decay. Crowns can last for many years with proper care.
A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that fill in a gap between the patient's natural teeth. The dentist secures the bridge with a crown or implant on each side. Bridges can replace up to four teeth at a time.
Dental Implant Restorations
Implants are the most sophisticated replacements for missing or damaged teeth. The implant post bonds with the jaw bone, replacing the root and preserving bone mass. Once the final restoration is complete, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
A partial or full-arch denture can replace several missing teeth at once. Dentures can help restore your smile while providing a convenient, removable option. This solution works well for many adults who need full mouth reconstruction.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canals treat infection and inflammation inside the tooth pulp. Pulp infections cause pain when chewing or biting down. They can often spread to other teeth. Dentists perform root canals to repair teeth damaged by excessive decay or trauma as well as infection. While root canals may have a reputation for being uncomfortable, today’s procedures are no more difficult than getting a large filling thanks to advanced technology and techniques.
You may need an extraction and replacement if your tooth is too damaged to repair or if you want to receive a dental implant. We can do extractions in the office, and we make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Why Choose Altitude Dental?
At Altitude Dental, we pride ourselves on our expertise and excellent patient care. We believe every patient deserves high-quality care and consideration for their individual needs. Dr. Marcus and her talented staff dedicate themselves to helping you achieve the best possible oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry
Call Altitude Dental
Restorative dentistry can help improve not only the function but also the appearance of your smile. Using advanced equipment and techniques, Dr. Marcus can help you regain the use of your teeth and ensure that they stay healthy into the future. Please call us at 425-775-3446 to schedule an appointment for a consultation