Here at Tuttle Crossing Dental Group in Dublin, OH we want all of our patients to have healthy, happy mouths. We also realize that accidents happen, which is why we offer so many valuable restorative dental options. With restorative dentistry, we aim to fix issues like cavities and tooth loss and return functionality to your mouth.
Dental implants represent one of the most impressive strides in dental technology in history. Being able to replace missing teeth makes a huge difference in the quality of life for anyone who has experienced tooth loss. Being able to eat and speak as you did before tooth loss is a big deal! Dental implants even restore the loss of confidence in your smile!
There are many bacteria living in your mouth at this moment – creepy right? Everything will be fine as long as you brush and floss twice a day. As you eat meals throughout the day, these bacteria buildup on the surfaces of your teeth and brushing and flossing breaks up these bacterial colonies and washes them away. We you forget to brush and floss for long enough, you may end up needing a dental filling. Composite dental fillings can match the color of your teeth exactly!
If you have a cavity that gets out of control, a filling might not be enough to restore your tooth to full health – we may need to perform root canal therapy. When the infection reaches into the innermost portion of the tooth, we will need to delve deep into the tooth and remove all the infected tissue. We will often opt to cap a root canal with a dental crown.
Gum disease occurs when the bacteria that builds up in your mouth begins to build up on the surfaces of the roots of your teeth. These bacteria infect your gums the same way it infects your teeth and causes them to be tender and bleed easily. If can be hard to know if you have gum disease because discomfort is not usually a symptom of the disease.
When tooth loss strikes, it’s very important the replace them as soon as possible. Dentures provide a more cost-effective solution to tooth loss than dental implants. Dentures today are much better than those that your grandparents had. It only takes a few weeks for us to take an impression of your mouth and have a full denture crafted at our dental lab.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace one or two consecutive missing teeth. As the name suggested, bridges bridge the gap between natural teeth, where their neighboring teeth have gone missing. We can use your natural teeth to act as abutments, or we can place dental implants that will act as abutments.
Dental crowns offer us a way to save teeth that would otherwise cease being useful due to infection or trauma. Dental crowns act as false teeth that fit over the top of your natural teeth, or dental implants. Dental crowns look and act just like your real teeth, and can last for many years, even decades.