When you have damaged or missing teeth, it can be frustrating and difficult to deal with. It can even make social interactions difficult. With restorative dentistry, we can make a damaged tooth look good as new or even replace missing teeth.
Explore some of our restorative procedures below.
Dental bonding is a process in which a material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for a beautiful new smile. Dental bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change the color of your teeth.
This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit, yet the results can last for several years.
Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces. Plus, dental bonding can be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape.
Is dental bonding right for you?
We enjoy taking the time to get to know our patients and provide them a best-in-class Hendersonville dentist experience. In your appointment, we can discover together whether bonding will help you reach your goals.
A dental crown is a custom-made tooth cap, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. It’s often used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal or when large portions of a tooth must be removed due to decay.
Dental crowns are also used to hold dental bridges in place, cover implants, prevent further damage, or hold an existing filling in place.
CEREC at Tabor Dental Associates
Crowns are even more exciting with our CEREC machine, which designs and mills your crown while you are in the chair! We can conveniently take care of your dental needs with this state-of-the-art technology.
Crowns with our CEREC machine provide some excellent benefits over the traditional procedure. You can have your crown placed the day you come in, meaning that we can restore your smile in a single visit by placing a custom-made crown onto the affected tooth.
Is a dental crown right for you?
Crowns, also known as tooth caps, are used in cases where other procedures will not be as effective in restoring the function and beauty of your tooth. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, making them a popular restorative dentistry option.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, a dental bridge is barely noticeable. This dental appliance can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
There are a number of types of dental bridges. Some of these types include conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. We can help you explore each option, so you can decide on the type of bridge that will best restore your chewing and speaking abilities.
What You Can Expect with a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges are usually put in place over two visits. During the first visit, the patient’s teeth are examined. Once it is determined that they will receive a dental bridge, a local anesthetic will be given in order to prepare the teeth that will support the dental bridge.
After preparation of the teeth is complete, a mold is taken in order to design a dental bridge that has a natural and secure fit. Until the permanent bridge is completed, your dentist will fit you with a temporary dental bridge, so the teeth and gums can be protected from damage.
At your next visit, you’ll get the bridge fitted and bonded in place. After the dental bridge is correctly fitted and the bite is perfect, our dental staff will take further impressions to ensure that the bite is natural and does not cause any pain or discomfort.
Our team will ensure that the shade of your bridge is the same as your other teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile that will boost your confidence and make you feel better about your smile.
Is a dental bridge right for you?
In your examination, we’ll carefully analyze the area of your missing teeth, including your jaw, to decide if your situation calls for a dental bridge. We’ll give you our recommendation, but the choice is yours!
Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
We also provide full-service dental implants, which can permanently replace a single tooth or even a full row of missing teeth. For some patients, dental implants can be a revolutionary way to fully replace a tooth, from root to crown.
Dental implants can be used to support a single tooth or a full set of teeth. Whatever your tooth replacement needs, we are pleased to offer this option to restore your mouth. For more information, please visit our Dental Implants web page.
Schedule a Time for Restorative Dentistry
If you have missing or damaged teeth, please call us soon. Let us relieve the pain and frustration caused by your dental issues.