Restorative dental care can address missing teeth, damaged teeth, gum disease, TMJ disorders, and even sleep apnea. The dentists at Monokian Dentistry take a comprehensive approach to dental care, thoroughly examining the smile and related systems, including the TMJ, facial muscles, and airway, to diagnose patients effectively. Our restorative dental services help patients enjoy more comfortable, functional smiles.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on function and aesthetics. With restorative dental care, we can address injuries, missing teeth, bite disorders, and even sleep apnea. If it has been some time since your last dental visit and you have multiple restorative concerns, we may recommend a full mouth restoration. A full mouth restoration or reconstruction incorporates multiple restorative treatments to replace missing teeth, fix damaged teeth, and renew the function of the smile. We may use treatments such as bridges, crowns, dentures, and implant-secured options to restore missing teeth and address tooth damage.
Restorative Dental Treatment
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All On Four
The All On Four procedure can use as few as four dental implants to secure a full arch of false teeth. Patients with all of their teeth missing in their upper or lower tooth arches benefit from All On Four because it supports the function of the bite and restores the aesthetics of the smile.
A dental bridge fills the gaps in the smile left by missing teeth. Bridges can use crown-capped teeth or dental implants for support, depending on the patient’s preferences.
Tooth crowns fully cover damaged, worn, and weakened teeth. Our offices work with local dental labs and ceramicists to create custom dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth.
Known as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants can restore one or more permanent lost teeth. A single dental implant consists of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. We can provide all implant services, including implant placement, in our offices.
Dentures & Partials
We provide partial and complete dentures for patients with rows or arches of missing teeth. Dentures can help patients eat and speak comfortably while restoring the aesthetics of their smile.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a common oral health problem that many Americans face. Patients with gum disease can experience bleeding, irritated, swollen, and red gum tissue. Scaling, root planing, and antibiotics can remove decay-causing bacteria and
Patients with sleep apnea often experience pauses in breathing, leading them to wake up and lose sleep. Wearing a custom oral appliance during sleep can provide more restful sleep and prevent airway blockage.
Damage or pressure on the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that control biting and chewing can lead to a bite disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) create uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, tooth wear, and jaw soreness. We can create a custom acrylic nightguard to treat TMD symptoms and prevent further wear or damage to the teeth and joints.
Restorative Dentistry Q&A
Learn more about restorative dental care with answers to these frequently asked questions:
What is occlusion, and why is it important?
Your occlusion or bite is the way that your teeth come together when you close your mouth. Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can create many problems for patients that aren’t just limited to their oral health. A bad bite can place pressure on the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ. TMJ disorders can lead to chronic headaches, jaw pain, teeth clenching, and grinding. Correcting a bad bite can prevent damage to the teeth, jaw joints, and facial muscles.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
We recommend dental implants for patients in good oral health with enough bone tissue to support the implant posts. However, we can provide periodontal therapy, extractions, and root canals before implant treatment. We can also recommend bone grafting treatments to ensure there is enough bone for dental implants.
How can my dentist help treat my sleep apnea?
Our dentists can create custom oral appliances to keep the lower jaw forward and open up the airway. When periods of apnea occur, soft tissues block the airway. Wearing a custom appliance can prevent blockage and help patients sleep better.