April 5, 2016
If you have an attractive looking smile, then chances are you have a healthy smile, too. A large part of maintaining that healthy smile is having the restorative treatments you need when there’s a problem, such as decay or tooth loss. At Lifetime Dental Health, Drs. Green and McVety and their staff offer a complete menu of restorative dentistry Windham residents can count on to help them enjoy years of good oral health and good looking smiles. Let’s take a look at some of the restorative services offered by our practice.
One of the most common restorative treatments that any dentist performs is a filling to repair a cavity. Bacteria are always present in our mouths, so the threat of tooth decay is constant. If we find a cavity during one of your routine dental checkups, then we can repair your tooth with a tooth-colored filling made of composite resin material.
For a tooth with more extensive decay, or for a tooth that is cracked, split or broken, a crown can restore that tooth’s function and appearance. Usually made of porcelain, a crown fits snuggly over the remaining tooth structure and looks completely natural alongside your other teeth.
For one or more missing teeth, a bridge is used in combination with two crowns to span the gap in your smile. False teeth, also called pontics, are attached to abutment crowns that fit over healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Once in place, a crown and bridge provides stability and a complete smile.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a toothache, then the reason may be that the nerve of your tooth is dying or is dead because of an infection in the pulp chamber and root canals. In this case, Dr. Green or Dr. McVety will perform root canal therapy to remove the infection. The hollowed chamber is filled with a biocompatible substance and the tooth is sealed and prepared for a crown.
Dentures and Valplast Partials
For patients missing some or all of the teeth along an arch, Lifetime Dental Health can provide a partial or full denture to restore your smile, as well as your ability to speak clearly and chew a variety of foods. We use Valplast partials, which are metal-free and fit securely over your gums without the need of clasps or brackets to hold them in place.
For Restorative Dentistry, Windham Trusts Lifetime Dental Health
If you need a restorative dentist, then contact Lifetime Dental Health in Windham, ME. We’ll be glad to get your smile back in shape!
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