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Restorative Dentistry

SmileCare Dental of Fitchburg / Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry Treatments

Whether you are missing teeth, have chipped, cracked or broken teeth, or are just looking to improve your smile, SmileCare Dental has the restorative dentistry options for you. Our treatments can help you:

Gain back your confidence to smile big

Enjoy your favorite foods without worry

Improve your digestion through proper chewing

Dr. Kay and her team have the knowledge and expertise to give you the smile makeover of your dreams. No matter what issue you may be facing, we can help and ensure you get the smile you deserve

Our most common restorations include

Dental crowns

Dental crowns to help repair a damaged tooth or replace a missing tooth

Tooth colored fillings

Tooth colored fillings to correct dental decay and blend in with your natural smile

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays to provide a repair that is between a filling and a full crown

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are another restoration type helping to replace one or more missing teeth

Dental Implants

Dental implants to act as prosthetic roots to which replacement teeth can be affixed.

Dentures

Dentures, including full or partial, to replace missing or damaged teeth.

FAQs

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can repair damage that has been caused by the everyday wear and tear your smile undergoes each day, as well as damage caused from decay, injury or the natural aging process. Restorative dentistry covers everything from routine fillings to correct tooth decay, to treatments such as bridges and crowns that can replace missing teeth. Dr. Kay and her team will assess your needs and your smile goals to create a treatment plan that will provide you with a beautiful and properly functioning new smile.

What if I have a cavity?
A cavity may seem like a small issue that doesn’t need to be addressed right away. But cavities are infections that can spread quite rapidly if not treated quickly. Anytime you notice an ache or sensitivity in a tooth, it’s a good idea to have it checked. This way we can detect decay and correct it before it has a chance to spread. Proper daily brushing and flossing and maintaining regular dental appointments are the best way to prevent cavities from setting in.
What are the options for repairing broken teeth?

Teeth can break for several reasons – decay, disease, injury, etc. A broken tooth can cause pain, as well as issues with talking or chewing properly. But you don’t have to live with a broken smile. Our restorative dentistry treatments can repair or replace your broken tooth. Dental crowns fit over the exposed portion of your tooth and are made to look just like a natural tooth.

How can a missing tooth be replaced?

It is important to have missing teeth replaced for several reasons. First, it can be difficult to chew or speak properly with missing teeth. But missing teeth can also contribute to a condition known as alveolar atrophy, or deterioration of the jawbone, and it can cause the remaining teeth to drift out of their locations. Dental implants fuse directly into the jawbone and help to simulate the natural chewing sensation that can prevent alveolar atrophy.  Crowns or bridges can then be affixed to the dental implant to replace the lost tooth.

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