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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry Richmond

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and make you feel great. If you’d like to improve your smile, our team at Elevated Dental would love to help you achieve your goal. Our experienced and caring staff specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and can address dental issues that get in the way of achieving your smile. We believe that each patient is unique and will find the best restorative options for you in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a set of procedures or dental treatments that help restore teeth to health. In some cases, a tooth may need extraction, and if so, we will find the best way to fill the space for you. During the dental exam, we will do a full evaluation and consider your current teeth placement, bite and future goals so we can design a treatment plan that suits your needs. We know that straight teeth are healthy teeth, and easier to take care, helping to ward off future problems and maintain your oral health.
A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and make you feel great. If you’d like to improve your smile, our team at Elevated Dental would love to help you achieve your goal. Our experienced and caring staff specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and can address dental issues that get in the way of achieving your smile. We believe that each patient is unique and will find the best restorative options for you in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a set of procedures or dental treatments that help restore teeth to health. In some cases, a tooth may need extraction, and if so, we will find the best way to fill the space for you. During the dental exam, we will do a full evaluation and consider your current teeth placement, bite and future goals so we can design a treatment plan that suits your needs. We know that straight teeth are healthy teeth, and easier to take care, helping to ward off future problems and maintain your oral health.
James M

James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James M

Types of Restorative Dentistry

Dental Fillings

These are used to fill in a hole or space of a decayed tooth or fill in areas with erosion and excessive wear. First, the dentist will clean and removed the decayed portion of the tooth, then it will be filled in with either a composite or resin type of filling to protect the tooth from further damage.

Inlays and Onlays

These are used when a damaged or decayed tooth needs more than a filling, but part of the original tooth structure can be saved, avoiding the need for a crown. Inlays are used to cover the chewing surface of a tooth strengthen it, and can help a filled tooth look more natural. Onlays are used when the chewing surface of a tooth is removed to replace the missing part. They cover a larger area than an inlay, while allowing the original tooth to remain intact.

Crowns

Dental crowns are used when most of the tooth has been lost. They may also be used to protect a cracked or a weak tooth and is an option to save a small portion of the tooth and the original root. In some cases, a patient may receive an implant with a crown attached as a secure way to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

A dental crown is usually made of porcelain, a material that looks just like natural teeth, but may also be made of zirconia for teeth that need extra protection. Some cases where zirconia may be used are for patients who clench or grind their teeth or for back molars where chewing force is greater. On average, dental crowns can last 15 years and more, depending on oral hygiene practices, diet and general care of the crown.

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Dental Bridge

Sometimes more than one tooth needs replacing. When this happens, we may consider a bridge, which consists of the crowns that replace the missing tooth (or teeth) and crowns that anchor the bridge from both sides of the missing tooth.

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Who Needs Restorative Dentistry?

 
Restorative dentistry covers a large area of treatment, and so many people may benefit from restorative dentistry. Our dentists at Elevate Dental believe that the best treatment should preserve as much of your original teeth as possible. A thorough dental exam along with your input will help us determine which type of restorative dentistry is best for your situation. To determine, we may do the following:

A thorough dental examination to look around for any problems
Possible x-rays to detect decay or problems under the gum or inside teeth
An evaluation as we consider the health of your teeth, any dental issues or problems and your goals for oral health
If a problem like decay or wear is small, we first consider a dental filling. If the hole or damage is larger, we consider inlays or onlays, and when the damage is extensive, we will consider a dental crown. But not all extensive damage can be repaired by crowns. When there are too many teeth that cannot be saved, a dental bridge may be the best option.

Dental crowns are not good for wisdom teeth because they are too far back and difficult to manage and care for. If there is damage on a wisdom tooth, the best treatment is usually removal. Dental crowns also may not help repair loose teeth or a highly damaged tooth with little structure. Lastly, if there is severe gum disease, we may need to extract the tooth, or try to heal the gum disease and see if we can then use a crown.

Each patient is unique, and we understand that dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all. A thorough examination and knowing your history will help guide us to the treatment that is suitable for you your needs.

After Care for Restorative Dentistry

Just like any dental procedure, there are some things you can do to allow yourself to heal or recover from treatment. While each situation is different, there are some common practices that should be observed:
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Wait until anesthetic wears off before eating
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See your dentist or speak up if your bite feels “off” after any dental work
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Maintain a healthy diet for good oral health
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Consistent oral hygiene helps maintain dental work and prevent future problems
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Do not bite hard things (this is true even if you haven’t had dental work)
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Wear a guard if you clench or grind teeth or for certain sports
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After Care for Restorative Dentistry

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Just like any dental procedure, there are some things you can do to allow yourself to heal or recover from treatment. While each situation is different, there are some common practices that should be observed:
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Wait until anesthetic wears off before eating
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See your dentist or speak up if your bite feels “off” after any dental work
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Maintain a healthy diet for good oral health
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Consistent oral hygiene helps maintain dental work and prevent future problems
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Do not bite hard things (this is true even if you haven’t had dental work)
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Wear a guard if you clench or grind teeth or for certain sports

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Call for Your Dental Exam Today

 
If you think you might need restorative dentistry, call today and schedule an appointment. Our experienced and caring staff are ready to serve you and your family, and we look forward to meeting you.

Call for Your Dental Exam Today

 

If you think you might need restorative dentistry, call today and schedule an appointment. Our experienced and caring staff are ready to serve you and your family, and we look forward to meeting you.
Alvin A

Dr James is an awesome dentist, I’ve had my pearly whites looked after by him for as long as I can remember and cannot fault his services. From cleaning to general filling, root canals and mouth guards, he does an excellent job. He is always mindful of your comfort and his staff are excellent too. Never had to do any rework because his work is top-notched. Thanks, James!

Alvin A

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