Damaged and missing teeth not only affect the look of your smile. They can also make it difficult to eat and speak. Additionally, a broken or decayed tooth is at risk of further damage. Even a missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift around in your mouth and negatively affect your bite. Whether your teeth are broken or missing, you can benefit from restorative dentistry in Oregon City at Pioneer Dental Group.
Dr. Pioch offers dental restoration services to help transform your smile. With a new, beautiful smile, you will feel confident in your appearance, as well as your ability to eat and talk with ease. We offer a wide variety of comprehensive treatments to ensure you get the beautiful and functioning smile you want.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a tooth with severe decay and you want to save it, a root canal may be needed to remove the infected pulp and nerve from inside your tooth. Root canal procedures are effective and can prevent a tooth extraction. We make sure you are as comfortable as possible during this procedure, which often gets a bad rap of being painful instead of removing your pain.
Dental implants are a great long-term tooth replacement option. If you have a missing tooth or a tooth that is too badly damaged for a root canal to be performed, you will find that dental implants are the best choice to fill in the gap in your smile. An implant works by replacing the root in your jaw to prevent bone loss.
Tooth decay can turn into a serious problem quickly. When plaque builds up and forms bacteria, it produces acid that eats away at your teeth and forms cavities. Dr. Pioch offers both tooth-colored fillings and traditional metal fillings. Both types of fillings will help stop decay from spreading or getting worse. Tooth-colored, or composite, fillings are aesthetically pleasing and function similarly to your teeth, while amalgam fillings can be strong, reliable options for your molars.
Veneers are a great cosmetic solution to cover up damage and staining on your teeth. If your teeth are chipped or cracked, you can benefit from the restorative function of veneers as well. The veneer itself is a small shell that is cemented onto your tooth to provide a smooth, even, natural look.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are custom tooth-colored restorations that are created in a lab. They cover a portion of your molars, specifically your chewing surfaces and/or cusps. Inlays and onlays are best for teeth whose cavities are too large for fillings or not extensive enough for dental crowns. They also do not require filing down your tooth for placement, like crowns do.
Porcelain Dental Crowns and Bridges
Sometimes, fillings cannot always fix your tooth, and decay may continue to eat away at most of your tooth. When this happens, a dental crown may be placed over the tooth in question to prevent any further damage and to provide a barrier for the tooth. If you have one missing tooth or a series of missing teeth, a dental bridge can replace the tooth using a series of connected crowns, two of which attach to your natural teeth to support the appliance. The other crown fills in the gap left by the missing tooth.
Schedule Your Appointment Now
If you are looking to restore your smile, call our office at (503) 305-5051 today to schedule an appointment. We also welcome you to fill out our convenient appointment form, and one of our friendly dental team members will call you soon.