Restorative Dentistry Richmond, VA
You don't have to live with damage, discoloration or gaps when it comes to your teeth. Taking care of your mouth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. You do your best to keep your mouth healthy, including brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, and having regular dental cleanings and exams twice a year. However, even with your best efforts, issues can still occur. Tooth decay, oral trauma, and other issues can cause serious damage to your teeth, and compromise your oral health. At Fred Knaysi DDS, PC, we can correct issues in your mouth and help to protect your oral health with restorative dentistry.
Composite and Amalgam Fillings
Tooth decay causes small pits, or cavities, to form in your teeth. Untreated, cavities only continue to grow, and can eventually lead to a serious infection inside the tooth. Fillings are a common treatment for cavities. Composite resin fillings are popular for treating cavities. Not only do they blend in with the color of your natural teeth, composite resin fillings contain no metals and no mercury.
Dental bridges are a common treatment for restoring a missing tooth (they can be used to replace up to three missing teeth). They are frequently made from ceramic or from porcelain fused to metal. They consist of a false (pontic) tooth set between two dental crowns. The crowns are set on your adjacent, healthy, teeth, which anchor the bridge in place. A bridge not only restores the functions of your missing tooth (teeth) it helps to hold your adjacent teeth in place, preventing shifting.
Dental crowns are used to restore damaged teeth. A crown is a “cap” that covers the entire visible surface area of your damaged tooth, providing the damaged tooth with strength and providing it protection. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, including metal, porcelain fused to metal, and ceramic. Metal crowns provide the most strength, but ceramic crowns provide the best aesthetics.
If you face toothloss you know how difficult it can be to deal with the hurdles that it presents. Constantly having to hide your smile, worrying about further toothloss, not being able to eat what you want – it’s a huge hassle! With dentures we can give you back the ability to eat what you want. Show the world your smile again!
The very best tooth replacement option available today is dental implants because they replace missing teeth in both form and function, permanently! With dental implants we are able to replace a singl missing tooth, several consecutive missing teeth, and even give you a permanent arch of replacement teeth.
Dental Bonding is used to correct minor damage to your teeth, such as small chips or cracks. Composite resin is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials, and it blends in with the color of your natural teeth. The material is extremely versatile and can be shaped to meet a variety of different needs.
Root Canal Therapy
When bacteria enter one of your teeth, it can result in a painful infection. The only way to remove the infection is through a root canal or endodontic treatment. A small hole is drilled into the top of the tooth. Specialized tools are used to remove the infected pulp and shape the canals. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. We then fill the space and then cap the tooth with a crown.
A crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess gum tissue that causes a tooth to appear shorter than normal. It has both an aesthetic purpose (giving you a more beautiful smile) and a functional purpose. Removing excess gum tissue allows us to place a restoration properly so that it can effectively protect a damaged tooth.
While we do everything we can to restore a damaged tooth, there are some instances in which it cannot be saved. If your tooth is too damaged, we will recommend an extraction. After your tooth has been extracted, we can then discuss your options for replacement.
If your teeth have suffered damage, restorative dentistry can restore their strength, and provide protection. For more information, contact Fred Knaysi DDS, PC today at (804) 554-5599.