At Caldwell Dental Care, we recognize the importance of restoring full function to your teeth. Often, this involves techniques and procedures that overlap with cosmetic dentistry. The main difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry is that restorative focuses on the function and health of your teeth while cosmetic dentistry focuses the look.
We offer many restorative dentistry services, including:
Dental Fillings | Fillings are used to fill-in cavities and restore the function of the tooth. Most popular now are the all tooth colored fillings. For every filling needed we will discuss the material best suited for you.
Dental Implants | If you’re missing teeth or want to secure dentures in place dental implants can provide a secure fit more like the natural teeth they replace. Foe one missing tooth a single implant is used. For multiple missing teeth treatment options will be based on patient wishes, budget, bone dimensions, health risks and many other variables. We will explain all these to you in simple language and guide you to a proper treatment decision.
Dental Crowns | Crowns protect the overall structure of a tooth. Each one is custom made to solve the needs of the patient. Virtually all modern crowns are porcelain which means they are strong, beautiful, and can be indistinguishable from natural teeth. Crowns are placed on teeth to protect from fracture, fix large cavities, correct tooth shape, and strengthen weakened teeth among other reasons.
Dental Bridges | Bridges are a way to replace missing teeth by securing the prosthetic to existing neighboring teeth or implants.
Dentures | Full and partial dentures are removable and replace all or a few missing teeth. Often they can also be secured with implants as well.
TMD Treatment | The jaw joint, commonly known as TMJ (which refers to the TemporoMandabiularJoint), is the hinge which allows your jaw to move in many directions. This complicated double joint is affected by the surrounding muscles, teeth and other jaw structures. Grinding, injury, over use, malformations and many other causes can affect the joint. Proper diagnosis can be done to determine the cause and best treatment for any TMD (TemporoMandibularDisorder).
Braces | Braces are another name for orthodontic appliances used when tooth movement is needed to correct crowded, spaced, tilted, or overlapping conditions. This can be done with (traditional) fixed brackets that are adjusted by the doctor or the newer clear aligners (Invisalign) that can be removed by the patient. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. The experts at Caldwell Dental will help you find the best fit for your case if needed.
Will My Insurance Cover Restorative Dentistry?
Every policy can vary, but we will be happy to look over your policy and discuss your options. We will call your insurance for you to discuss details and exceptions prior to treatment beginning. With 35 years of experience in dentistry we have seen insurance benefits evolve over the years. We can help you avoid costly insurance mistakes by sequencing treatment with your insurance in mind. We don’t expect our patients to be experts at insurance so we will help you with this ever changing and somewhat confusing subject. We’re here to help you get healthy and won’t let the insurance stand in our way. Our relationship is with you…the patient…always.
I’m Afraid of Dental Work. What can I do?
All you have to do is give us a call. We will invite you in to meet us. Then, you’ll find out we’re nice people who care deeply about you and your concerns. We are experts at what we do. We have the training to make the dentistry go very easily for you. Many fearful patients like the benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation. This is a little pill we give you before your appointment that makes you sleepy, less anxious. With our 20 plus years of experience and specialized training with this technique we have helped countless cases become comfortable, healthy and friends all in one visit. Just give us a call and see for yourself.
Restore Your Smile!
Here at Caldwell Dental we take the health of your mouth seriously. The structure and function of your teeth are important to your overall health. We will work with you to determine which treatment best fits your need. Call for an appointment today!