Restorative Dentistry – Altavista, VA
Repairing Altavista Damaged Teeth
Even when you brush twice every day and floss diligently like you’re supposed to, dental problems can still crop up and cause problems for your smile over time. Thankfully, we are here to help in the Altavista area! Our available restorative services can correct your broken tooth, your oral pain, your incomplete smile, and much more in beautiful, long-lasting ways. All you have to do to get started is contact us and set up an appointment for restorative dentistry in Altavista, VA.
Why Choose Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry
for Restorative Dentistry?
We Treat Patients
of All Ages
In the past, dentists would use amalgam, which is a compound containing several different metals, to fill cavities and keep them from becoming bigger. Not only did these require removing much of your natural tooth structure to place, but they also caused gum and tooth discoloration. Today, we utilize a safe, biocompatible material to fill cavities, called composite resin. It can be customized to match the color of surrounding teeth and fuses with the enamel for a tight seal and requires minimal alteration of your natural tooth structure.
Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative care and for good reason. They can be used to treat a wide variety of common dental problems, including the following:
- Significant tooth decay that can’t be treated with a filling
- A serious tooth injury
- A weakened tooth that has a high risk of fracturing
- Serious cosmetic imperfections
- Restoring teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy and/or replaced with a dental implant
Your new crown will be designed to fully cover the visible surface of your tooth, both rebuilding its natural structure and protecting what remains underneath. They can last for many years as long as they’re cared for properly with personal and professional maintenance.
Another common use of dental crowns is as “anchors” that help hold a custom-made dental bridge in place. Bridges are designed to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a row, and they have that name because they literally “bridge” the gap these teeth leave with a high-quality prosthetic. Because it’s fixed in place, patients won’t have to remove the bridge from the mouth like they’d do with a denture. It will prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and renew your full biting strength as well.