Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry serves to restore teeth that may have been damaged through common oral health problems or more serious dental issues. Tooth decay, wear, and damage are a natural result from the intense workout and bacterial influx our mouths get every day. Our team can restore your damaged teeth with natural-looking materials, like composite resin fillings and porcelain crowns. Often time’s restorative dental procedures are a result of a patient who either has overlooked the necessity of routine dental care or has a dental problem that was not visible by the naked eye. This is why we recommend visiting our dental office every six months to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other dental health issues that may be prevented before they become costly or more serious. Below is a list of the common restorative dentistry procedures that we provide to help you with issues that may affect your teeth, gums or smile.

For many patients missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge is often the best option for filling gaps or spaces.The benefits of a dental bridge are significant both functionally and cosmetically. Replacing missing teeth improves the patient’s ability to speak, bite and chew, preserves the shape of the jaw and face, and retains remaining teeth so they do not shift out of alignment.

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Dentistry has come a long way since the days of amalgam silver fillings for tooth restorations. At Mountain High Family Dental and Orthodontics, we use either white resin composite or porcelain Cerec fillings to restore teeth.

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One of the most effective options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth is the use of dental implants. A dental implant is a method for restoring a tooth that has decayed, worn down, or cracked and cannot be saved. It helps in restoring your natural smile and giving you the function and stability you need to chew again

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Many patients who are missing part of their teeth or all of their teeth will resort to wearing partial or full dentures. Yet, an all too common problem is that dentures frequently do not fit properly. They are either too loose or ill-fitting, which creates unnecessary discomfort and frustration.

Often the reason for the looseness is not poor fit, but that the structures that support and retain the dentures or partial denture (ridges or arches) are inadequate to give the kind of retention and stability that the patient needs to effectively support the denture for comfort and ease of speaking and function. They simply lack a solid “anchor.”

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A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

Dentures can be made as complete or partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, but also prevents other teeth from shifting.