Modern Restorative Dentistry in Durango, CO

“Restorative dentistry” is the term dental is the used for fixing missing or broken teeth. Fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges and implants are common restorative treatments. Our goal is to bring back your natural smile, restores your oral health, and prevent future issues.

Why Restorative Dental Procedures are Important

Several reasons include:

  • Filling empty spaces in the mouth helps keep the teeth properly aligned, and less chance for shifting, causing issues with biting
  • Replacing teeth makes it easier to maintain good oral care habits, and helps prevent plaque build-up and the problems that come along with plaque
  • Missing, damaged, or broken teeth can affect your health, appearance and confidence

Home Care Tips for Taking Care of your Restorative Dental Work

  • Proper Brushing – Make sure you brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day.
  • Electric toothbrushes – Compared to manual brushing, electronic toothbrushes can help remove plaque from your teeth and restorative work.
  • Flossing – Make sure to floss around your teeth, dental implants, crowns, and bridges every day.
  • Avoid Sticky Foods – If possible, try not to chew on hard or sticky foods. These can damage your implant, bridge, or crown.
  • Mouthwash – Use an antibacterial mouthwash help fight plaque bacteria around restorative work.

Often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

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If you’re not happy with your smile, we can help with that. Enhancing your smile through cosmetic dentistry can be as simple as whitening your teeth or as involved as placing implants. Whatever level of service required to give you the smile of your dreams, our office is qualified and ready to turn those dreams into reality.

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Crown and Bridge Treatment is a long-term method of replacing missing teeth or badly broken teeth. A crown is placed over an individual tooth, molding to the surrounding bone structure. This method is used when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling.

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Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually made of titanium or zirconia) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Veneers, usually customized from porcelain, are thin, semi-translucent “shells”, permanently bonded to your teeth. While they are not suitable for every patient, veneers are a cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions of the front teeth.

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We can reverse the discoloration of tooth enamel to create a whiter, more aesthetic appearance without altering your natural tooth structure. And, there is no anesthetic required!

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