Do you have missing permanent teeth? Have you noticed changes in your bite? Our dentists offer restorative dental services to renew patients’ smiles in Wayne, PA. At Wayne Family Dentistry, we are passionate about helping patients treat complex dental problems that can affect their teeth, gums, and jaw. From gum disease to missing permanent teeth, we can address a variety of oral health issues that require restorative care. Our dental professionals help restore health and function to patients, even improving the aesthetics of the smile in the process.
Restorative Dentistry in Wayne, PA
Restorative dental care revitalizes the oral health and even the overall health of our patients. Discover more about our restorative oral health treatments below:
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that restores multiple consecutive missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges are false teeth held in place by adjacent natural teeth capped by dental crowns. However, dental implants can also secure bridges. Implants support missing teeth at the root and stabilize the bridge.
Tooth crowns are caps that fully cover natural teeth and cover dental implants. Made of porcelain ceramic, dental crowns provide durability while blending in with the color of patients’ smiles.
Dental implants are known as the gold standard to replace missing teeth. This is because they fuse with the jaw bone tissue, restoring lost teeth at the socket. Implants may be used alone or to support dental bridges and dentures.
Dentures and Partials
Our full and partial dentures can restore rows and upper or lower arches of teeth. Removable dentures can often slip around the mouth. When dentures are supported by dental implants, patients can securely bite and chew, eating without dietary restrictions.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, begins as gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis. To help remove infectious bacteria from the gums, we offer antibacterial and deep cleanings treatments. We can help stop the profession of gum disease and keep the teeth and gums intact.
TMJ disorders are marked by jaw pain, tooth wear, and teeth clenching and grinding. To prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw joints, we offer nightguards. Similar to mouthguards, nightguards protect the teeth and alleviate pressure from the jaw.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you have more questions about your restorative options? Read answers to these common questions:
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent. This is because of osseointegration. During this healing process, the implant screw fuses with the jaw bone tissue. However, dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures will need to be repaired or replaced over time.
Can I reverse gum disease?
It is easiest to reverse gum disease in its earliest stages. Patients with gum inflammation, bleeding gums, and sensitive gums can easily renew their gum health. Brushing and flossing twice a day removes the harmful bacteria that irritate and inflame the gums.
If the bacteria is left on the gums, it can spread and harden to form calculus deposits. It is more difficult to remove these deposits, though it is possible with a deep cleaning. More severe cases of gum disease often require oral surgery to help preserve the teeth and gums.
How do TMJ disorders damage teeth?
A common symptom of TMJ disorders is bruxism. Bruxism is marked by teeth clenching and grinding and is often a result of stress to the jaw and TMJ joints. Many patients may not realize that they have bruxism because they clench and grind their teeth at night. However, a tell-tale sign of bruxism is tooth wear or, in severe cases, chips and cracks in teeth. We can stop bruxism with custom-made nightguards.
Contact Our Office Today
Call Wayne Family Dentistry for comprehensive dental treatment today at 610-347-5133. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. Our dental office sees patients from Wayne, Villanova, and the surrounding communities. Feel free to ask remaining questions you may have at your next visit and we will be happy to help you.