Restorative Dentistry – Upper Arlington, OH
Restore Your Tooth’s Health, Function, and Appearance
We seek to restore your smile and your dental health. The options for restorative dentistry from our Upper Arlington, OH dentist can rebuild your teeth with porcelain dental crowns or porcelain veneers, repair your gums with periodontal therapy, and renew your overall oral health.
What kind of restorative dentistry options are available? We can fix broken, weakened teeth with crowns and fillings, amend a severely impaired smile, fill in smile gaps with a crown, bridge, dentures, or partials, and prevent bone loss with dental implant restorations.
Why Choose Glamm Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- Lifelike Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Multiple Options for Personalized Crowns
- High-Quality, Community-Based Dental Office
Traditionally, silver or metallic-colored amalgam fillings were used to repair teeth with minimal dental decay or damage. While amalgam fillings are durable, they have some disadvantages. The most obvious drawback of amalgam fillings is their noticeable appearance within patients’ smiles. Additionally, amalgam expands and contracts within the tooth, increasing the risk for additional damage to tooth enamel and creating a wider space between teeth and fillings where bacteria and plaque can accumulate possibly leading to fillings being removed and replaced with more advanced restorative treatments like dental crowns.
For these reasons, tooth-colored composite resin fillings are quickly becoming the standard in dental restoration. The composite resin is applied directly to the affected tooth where it seeps into the porous enamel and is hardened into position using a curing light for a long-lasting, durable bond. Compared with amalgam fillings, composite fillings make teeth significantly stronger. Best of all, composite resin fillings blend seamlessly into natural smiles.
Not all teeth can be repaired by a filling. For larger cavities and more extensive damage, dental crowns are often the best option. When designing your crown, we can choose from a variety of materials; while we do offer crowns made out of gold, we recommend EMAX, zirconia, and porcelain crowns for those that want a more natural-looking option. Your crown will be fully personalized to be a perfect fit for the tooth it’s protecting, and you can expect it to last 10 years or more with proper maintenance.
A tooth that can’t be restored needs to be removed. We will only recommend extracting a tooth if we’re sure that there are no other options for protecting your oral health as a whole. When removing the tooth, we will be very gentle and take steps to keep you comfortable. Then we will go over the different options you have for filling in the now empty area in your smile; depending on the situation, you may get a bridge, a denture, or a dental implant