Restorative Dental Services
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What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dental procedures are most commonly performed to repair teeth that have been damaged due to decay, wear, or fracture. Restorative dentistry can also be used to close gaps between teeth, restore a patient’s chewing function, or replace teeth that have been prematurely lost. The best restorative dentistry treatments are determined in collaboration with your dentist and based on several individual factors.
Restorative Dental Services We Offer
Crowns, commonly called caps, are often made of a hard, durable material like porcelain, and placed over an existing tooth. Crowns are used to protect and restore a tooth’s function and appearance when a tooth has been significantly weakened due to decay, fracture, or following root canal treatment.
Dental implants are made from surgical grade Titanium and, in most cases, offer a permanent solution for one or more missing teeth. Titanium is the medically standard material used for dental implants and many other types of medical devices, such as knee and hip replacements. Dental Implants are often the best solution to restore the aesthetics and chewing function of your smile when a tooth is lost prematurely.
Dentures are removable prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and adjacent tissues. They are often made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Dentures can be either complete (replacing all the teeth) or partial dentures (filling in the spaces created by missing teeth) and wearing them prevents other teeth from shifting or changing position. In some cases, dental implants may need to be placed to anchor the denture to the jaw bone and provide for a stable chewing function.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that replace missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite interaction between the upper and lower teeth. Bridges are permanently cemented to the supporting teeth around the missing tooth and restore chewing function to the area.
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Filler Family Dentistry is a premier dental practice in Exeter NH. Specializing in restorative dentistry, we’re ready to help you reclaim your smile! Call today or get in touch to schedule your first appointment with our caring and dedicated team.
Dentures and Bridges
Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They are supported by either the gums and underlying jawbone or the remaining teeth of the mouth. While conventional dentures are removable, some rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. A bridge, on the other hand, is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by adjoining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Dental implants provide healthy, natural-looking replacements to lost teeth. They allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, kiss, and enjoy all of your everyday activities without worrying about the stability of dentures. An implant is designed to replace the root of your missing tooth by affixing a permanent titanium post deep in the jaw bone. After a healing period, a tooth prosthetic is attached to the implant to restore your missing tooth’s natural look and function. When performed by a properly trained and experienced dentist, dental implants are one of the safest, most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Meet Dr. Anne Filler
Dr. Anne Filler is a dentist in Exeter, NH who has built a reputation based on uncompromising clinical excellence and an attention to detail. With an emphasis on dental cosmetics, restorative reconstruction, and facial pain treatment, our practice at Filler Family Dentistry combines science, technology, and artistry to ensure the best dental care for our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dental Services
What Are Basic Restorative Dental Services?
Basic restorative dental services include procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants. These treatments aim to repair damaged or decayed teeth, replace missing teeth, and restore the functionality and appearance of the mouth.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Crown Last?
A dental implant crown can last for many years, typically ranging from 10 to 15 years or more. However, with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, it is possible for a dental implant crown to last a lifetime. The longevity of the implant crown depends on various factors, including oral hygiene practices, maintenance, bone health, and overall oral health.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?
On average, a dental implant procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours per implant, but the total treatment can span several months due to healing and integration requirements. The exact duration depends on factors like case complexity and the number of implants. Consult with your dentist for a more personalized estimate.
What Can I Eat After Dental Implant Surgery?
After dental implant surgery, it’s important to follow a soft and easy-to-chew diet for the first few days to aid in the healing process. You can consume foods like mashed potatoes, yogurt, smoothies, scrambled eggs, soup, and cooked vegetables. Avoid hard, crunchy, and sticky foods that can put pressure on the implant site. As you progress in your recovery, your dentist will provide guidance on gradually reintroducing a wider range of foods into your diet. It’s always best to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon for specific dietary recommendations based on your individual case.
How to Treat Dental Implant Infection?
If you suspect a dental implant infection, it is crucial to seek professional dental care immediately. Treatment for a dental implant infection typically involves a combination of antibiotics and professional cleaning of the affected area. Your dentist may also recommend rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. In more severe cases, the implant may need to be removed temporarily until the infection is resolved. Promptly contacting your dentist is essential to prevent further complications and ensure appropriate treatment.
What Our Patients Say
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Special Offer For New Patients
New patients can get the care they need—right away! All new patients simply need to fill out the appropriate forms and pay a one-time activation fee to start receiving specialized treatment through our Denvantage savings plan, with no processing or approval time needed. Your Denvantage plan will cover preventive and maintenance care and provide a flat discount on all other procedures. At Filler Family Dentistry, new patients only pay for the care they require, with no premiums or other hidden fees that are common with other insurance plans. Sign up today to save money on crucial dental care!
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No one should be denied treatment because of their insurance, and with the Denvantage treatment plan, you never will be! The Denvantage plan was developed by dentists to help their patients find the best care for their unique oral health requirements. Unlike dental insurance, which dictates the type of care that a person can receive based on the LEAT (Lease Expensive Alternative Treatment) principle, Denvatage is an all-inclusive payment plan more akin to a membership fee structure than traditional insurance. This means that you and your family can get the care you need for a simple, easily-understood price regardless of your insurance status.
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