Services: Restorative Dentistry

Restorative services offered in our technologically advanced
Sturgis dental office

Restorative Dentistry Services

  • Endodontics for Root Canals - The following are the most common factors contributing to a need for root canal treatment:
    • Trauma, such as a physical blow to a tooth or a constant striking of a tooth in the opposite jaw
    • Physical irritation cause by a deep decay or a very large filling
    • Severe gum disease
    The tooth pulp becomes irritated and infected. Bacteria grow within the tooth pulp, causing pressure. The pulp is then removed and the walls inside the canal are smoothed. To complete the process, the root canal and pulp chamber are permanently filled and sealed. Finally, the tooth is fully restored to chewing function.
  • Crowns and Bridges - Restoration that covers all or most of the natural tooth above the gum line. A full crown is usually indicated when a tooth has had a root canal treatment, when substantial amount of tooth structure has been lost or when a tooth is cracked or broken. We place a crown on a tooth where there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. A Bridge spans a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. We replace the missing teeth with custom-designed replacement teeth, which are anchored by crowns to existing healthy tooth structure. A tooth-colored crown may be made of both porcelain and metal, or, thanks to newly available technology, it maybe made entirely of porcelain.
  • White Fillings - The use of tooth colored filling material is not limited to new restoration. There are many reasons why older restorations may need replacing and we can use these newer, more esthetic materials at that time.
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Dentures - A removal set of artificial teeth
  • Partial Dentures - A removable partial denture could work well if several teeth are missing throughout the mouth. It fills in the spaces and restores your natural bite. Partial dentures have artificial teeth that replace the missing teeth with metal clasps that fit around the anchor teeth and hold the partial in place.
  • Extractions - Removal of a tooth/teeth
  • Bonding - Composite bonding is one of the most conservative, versatile and affordable ways to aesthetically restore a multitude of cosmetic problems. We treat the tooth with special enamel conditioner to roughen the enamel surface and allow the bonding material to adhere. A composite resin is then applied and shaped to match the contour of your natural tooth.
  • Implant Restorations - A dental implant is placed within the jawbone to serve as an anchor for the post that will eventually support the replacement tooth. Three to six months is then allowed for bone tissue to grow around the implants and hold them securely in place. Once the jawbone has firmly healed around the implant, a small post is attached to each implant. The post protrudes through the gum line and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After gums have healed, the replacement teeth or dentures are securely attached to the post.