Restorative dentistry is the process of restoring your teeth to a healthy, functional state. It includes replacing missing or damaged teeth through bonding, bridges, crowns, or dentures. Read below to find out more information on each of these procedures. Give us a call or send an email if you have any questions!
Cosmetic bonding involves using tooth-colored composite resin to repair tooth decay, to alter the alignment of a tooth, to close unwanted gaps between the teeth, or to improve the appearance of the tooth.
A bridge is an ideal treatment for filling the space created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are comprised of one or more artificial teeth that our dentists will cement into place using the adjacent teeth for support, thus creating an actual tooth bridge. A bridge is a natural replacement both in function and in appearance for a missing tooth. Depending on your preferences and needs, your bridge could be made using all-ceramic material, a gold alloy, or porcelain bonded to metal alloy.
Crowns, also known as dental caps, can enhance and restore damaged or imperfect teeth. Completely covering the natural tooth, a dental crown will improve the shape, size, and appearance of the tooth. Our dentists may recommend a dental crown in order to protect a weak or root canal-treated tooth, to improve aesthetics, to replace a large or fractured filling, or to complete a dental implant. Usually requiring just two appointments at Bensalem Bucks Dental, your custom crown will be a beautiful and functional addition to your smile.
A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a tooth. Similar to the natural root of a tooth, dental implants are secured to the jawbone. Once a dental implant is in place, it is used to secure crowns, dentures, or bridges. They allow patients to regain the ability to eat comfortably and smile with confidence.
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace your missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. At Bensalem Bucks Dental in Bensalem, we provide both complete dentures and partials. Both types of dentures are created to enhance your smile and improve your function so you can eat the foods you love once again. Complete dentures are created for those who have lost all of their natural teeth. These custom-created restorations are completely removable and may require one or more adjustments to create the most comfortable fit with the mouth and gums. Removable partial dentures are created for individuals who still have some natural teeth remaining in the lower or upper arch. Partials typically consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base.