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Restorative dentistry can make it easier to enjoy the everyday things we love, from talking and smiling with confidence to eating our favorite foods. At Willow Grove Dentistry, Dr. Recigno provides a variety of restorative dental treatments that will help you get your smile back and better than ever.
Restorative Dental Treatments
- Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns, Inlays & Onlays
- Dental Implants (Placement & Restoration)
- Dentures, Partial Dentures & Fixed Bridges
- Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Composite fillings are one of the most common treatments in restorative dentistry. Though they’re a relatively small, minimally invasive procedure, they can make a BIG difference in the health and appearance of your smile.
Composite fillings are made out of a mixture of glass and composite materials that blends in with the rest of your tooth, creating a more natural-looking restoration than traditional amalgam (silver) fillings. Composite fillings can be bonded directly to the surface of your tooth, which means they require less preparation and leave more healthy tooth structure beneath the filling.
Porcelain crowns improve more than just the appearance of your smile—they restore damaged and decayed teeth and protect them for years! Crowns are a functional, long-lasting restorative dentistry solution for teeth that are misshapen, broken, worn or severely decayed. Crowns can be used alone or in conjunction with fixed dental bridges and dental implants.
In comparison with other restorative dentistry treatments, crowns are a relatively simple procedure. They usually require two appointments: the first to make a mold of your damaged tooth, and the second to place and polish your custom-made restoration. Dr. Recigno takes extra care during this second appointment to ensure that your new crown perfectly matches your other healthy teeth and feels comfortable and natural in your mouth.
Porcelain crowns are generally very strong restorations that can protect teeth for years. In fact, if Dr. Recigno places a crown before your tooth fractures or becomes infected, it could save you from needing more invasive restorative dentistry treatments like an extraction, root canal or dental implant.
Inlays & Onlays
If you have a tooth with too much damage to be repaired with a filling but not enough to require a crown, Dr. Recigno will likely suggest an inlay or an onlay. Inlays are used in the center of a tooth—the deepest part—whereas onlays are specifically structured to cover the cusps (points) and edges of a tooth. Both are widely used restorative dentistry procedures that can save your tooth from extraction or fracture.
Unlike fillings, which Dr. Recigno creates and places all at once, inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab. Dr. Recigno then bonds them to your tooth the same way he would a crown, shaping and polishing the restoration for a perfect fit.
Dental Implants from Start to Finish
If you’re missing teeth and struggling with uncomfortable dentures, dental implants could change your life! Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth and stabilize loose, ill-fitting dentures. Dr. Recigno has completed training in both the surgical placement and the restoration of dental implants, so you can receive all of your implant treatment at one office. Visit our dental implant page to learn more and find out if implants are right for you!
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a damaged tooth that is infected or is likely to become infected, you may benefit from root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a highly successful restorative dentistry treatment, and a tooth repaired with a root canal can last a lifetime. Especially when paired with a natural-looking crown or fixed bridge, no one will even notice a difference in your smile!
Although root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful, the toothaches associated with an infected root are probably causing you more pain than the treatment will. We also can provide local sedation to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.