Strengthen Your Smile’s Health
Are you looking for a solution to replace missing teeth, enhance your smile’s appearance, and get your oral health back on track? If so, then our knowledgeable dental staff at Perrott Dentistry provides a variety of restorative dentistry treatments to restore your oral health, fill gaps in your smile, and give you the confidence that comes with a healthy, beautiful set of teeth.
Our conveniently located Boardman, OH office welcomes residents of Canfield, Poland, Youngstown, and the surrounding Ohio area looking to fully restore their smiles once again. Whether you are missing a singular tooth or entire arches, your Boardman dentists will address your smile’s unique needs to create a plan designed to give you the healthy smile you deserve.
A restored smile keeps your oral health well protected from harmful bacteria.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring your smile’s functionality and correcting structural issues caused by missing, significantly decaying, or damaged teeth. Our teeth are naturally designed to come together in such a way that they support food digestion, allow us to speak clearly, and protect against oral bacteria. Gaps in your smile that are left by missing teeth can negatively affect your bite, which can cause jaw-related problems as well as heighten your risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Fortunately, our restorative treatments are intended to fill in the gaps in your smile and bring teeth back to their normal appearance and function after they have been damaged by decay or dental trauma.
Restorative Dental Procedures at Perrott Dentistry
When even a singular tooth goes missing, it can compromise the integrity of your entire smile and jeopardize your oral health. That’s why seeking treatment with Dr. Perrott and Dr. Hiner is crucial. If you want to speak, eat, and smile as you used to, a restorative dental procedure can make your smile look as beautiful as ever.
A dental bridge is one option for a tooth replacement — especially if you’re only missing a couple of adjacent teeth. One or more artificial teeth are used in a bridge, which is held in place by porcelain crowns that are attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Your dental bridge will be color-matched to your natural teeth so that your restoration blends seamlessly into your smile.
If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, partial or full dentures can be the perfect way to help you regain your smile and restore its function. Not only are they detachable and designed to fit comfortably, but your personalized dentures are also made to resemble natural teeth so you never have to worry about the aesthetics of your smile again. At Perrott Dentistry, we also offer implant-supported dentures for patients who want the same enhanced stability that dental bridges provide as well as the jawbone preservation that comes with dental implants.
Dental implants are a revolutionary procedure for restoring gaps in your smile caused by missing or damaged teeth. These restorations are composed of three parts: the fixture, which is a titanium post that’s surgically placed into the jawbone, the abutment, which connects the fixture to the crown, and the natural-looking porcelain crown, which is the only part of the implant your friends will see.
A smile makeover is all about giving you the smile of your dreams. Not only can our dentists enhance your smile cosmetically, but we can also address gaps in your teeth as well. For patients who have more than one concern about their smile’s look and function, we can combine one or more restorative or cosmetic dental procedures to give you a healthy, whole smile you can be proud of.
Risks of Untreated Tooth Loss
Regardless if you are struggling with missing, damaged, or decayed teeth, our experts are Perrott Dentistry will design a course of treatment just for you so you can reach your smile goals. While gaps in your smile can impact your smile’s aesthetics, more importantly, untreated tooth loss can impact your oral wellness and overall health as well. Prolonged tooth loss can result in the following:
- Loss of Function: Your teeth’s functionality may be affected by gaps in your smile. Even one missing tooth can cause your entire bite to shift over time, which can make chewing more challenging. Gaps can also cause other teeth to shift out of place, which can mean more extensive and costly orthodontic treatment down the line.
- Increased Risk of Infection: Your teeth act as a defense against harmful bacteria. When gaps are left in your smile, bacteria can easily hide and thrive in the empty sockets left by missing teeth. This increases the chance of infection for your gums and neighboring teeth. These germs can even enter your system and cause various issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more if they are not addressed.
- Reduction in Jawbone Strength: The roots of our teeth provide constant stimulation for our jawbones and without them, the jawbone is at risk of deterioration. Because dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth from root to crown, they are the only restoration option that prevents this.
- Premature Wrinkles: Prolonged tooth loss can also alter the shape of your face due to improper support, giving you a hollow, sunken appearance. This can cause you to develop premature wrinkles and even cause sagging skin.
- Reduced Self-Confidence: Your ability to smile with confidence can be affected by gaps caused by missing teeth but it isn’t something you have to put up with. If you find yourself hiding your smile due to missing teeth, a dental restoration may be all that you need to flash your radiant smile once again.
- Increased Sensitivity: It’s common for the empty sockets left by lost teeth to be sensitive and restoring your smile can help you avoid unnecessary pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring function to your smile while cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetics of your teeth.
If you are missing teeth, for example, your Boardman dentist may recommend a restorative procedure such as a dental bridge, dental implant, or dentures. However, if you’re trying to address things like tooth discoloration or making your smile appear more uniform, we’ll likely recommend a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.
Can you repair tooth enamel?
Since your body is unable to produce new enamel, once it’s gone, it’s gone. Also, dental treatment can’t restore or replace the missing enamel. However, you can maintain the health of your teeth and strengthen existing enamel by consuming foods that include minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
Can dentists rebuild teeth?
While restorative dentistry can restore your lost teeth to keep your smile healthy and protected, your original teeth won’t ever grow back. The extent of the damage will determine your treatment plan. In instances where the tooth can be saved, we can restore it using a metal-free filling, dental crown, or a root canal procedure. In cases where the damage is too extensive, we can gently extract the tooth before replacing it with a restorative option that best suits your needs.
Are restorative dentistry treatments covered by insurance?
Many dental insurance policies will pay for at least some of the costs of your restoration care. To make sure you get the most out of your treatment, our dental experts will always work with you and make sure you get the benefits that you’re entitled to. At Perrott Dentistry, we offer alternative financing solutions to cover any costs that your insurance doesn’t to help make your treatment more affordable and accessible.
Rebuild Your Smile at Perrott Dentistry
Missing teeth can jeopardize your smile’s integrity and dental health if left alone, which is why your Boardman dentist provides comprehensive restorative techniques to give you the fully functional smile you deserve. Call us at (330) 726-0090 if you have any questions about our restorative dental procedures or to make an appointment. You can also click the “Request Appointment” button at the top of the page, and a member of our committed team will get in touch with you right away.