Repair Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
When your teeth and gums are healthy, your overall wellness improves -- and your smile is more confident, too. With this in mind, your restorative dentist in Eugene, Dr. Ben Sutter, provides expert care to repair chipped, broken, or damaged teeth and to replace missing ones. Dr. Sutter performs root canals and places only tooth-colored, non-metal/mercury fillings and crowns. He also fits and places crown and bridges, dentures and partials, and dental implants -- the truly comprehensive method of tooth replacement. For more serious damage, he restores smiles using oral surgery and full-mouth reconstruction, which incorporates a comprehensive range of treatments. Keep reading to learn how you can have your smile restored -- and transformed! -- with a visit to For Beautiful Smiles.
Dental implants offer something that other options in tooth replacement just don’t. These small titanium posts take the place of a missing tooth’s root structure, providing superior stability for the prosthetic tooth that is affixed on top. What’s more, because dental implants are made of titanium, they also stimulate the growth of bone tissue to help your jaw bone fuse together with each implant post.
Dental implants can be used to stabilize a single dental crown, a bridge or partial denture, or a complete denture that replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. Dental implants look and feel completely natural and, by stabilizing your jaw bone, they also improve oral and overall health to help them stay sturdy for a lifetime to come.
Dentures are a standard method of tooth replacement. Available for the upper or lower jaw, they are prosthetic teeth affixed into a gum-colored base. A partial denture fits in with remaining natural teeth, while a complete or full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. A traditional denture is held in place with brackets, wires, or natural suction. Dental implants can retain a denture for added security.
For a severely damaged or missing tooth, a dental crown provides an excellent solution. It’s a tooth-shaped covering that is bonded on top of the affected tooth, renewing its size, shape, strength, and overall appearance. Multiple crowns affixed together form a dental bridge, which replaces one, two, or several consecutively missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic/porcelain, metal alloys, and gold. The one that is right for you depends on where in the mouth it will go, your budget, and your personal preference.
Disease, decay, and injury can cause serious trauma to teeth and gums, significantly marring a patient’s oral health and appearance. But our expert restorative dentist can bring back your healthy smile using full-mouth reconstruction. Full-mouth reconstruction marries the creativity of cosmetic to the functionality of restorative dentistry to fix and repair even the most damaged teeth and gums.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have an aching, damaged, or missing tooth, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist in Eugene. Dr. Sutter and our team can help you enjoy all the benefits of a clean, healthy, and complete smile! Go ahead and request an appointment online today.