Dental Procedures to Restore Your Natural Smile
We understand how damaged and missing teeth can take a toll on your well-being. At Oelwein Dental Associates, Dr. Adam Kruger and our team offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments designed to treat issues caused by decay, infection, or injury. A damaged smile can make you feel self-conscious, but did you also know your oral health could be at risk unless you get the care you need? Our team dedicates itself to helping patients get their oral health back on track.
The first step in restoring your smile is scheduling an initial appointment at either our Oelwein or West Union, IA practice. Read our guide below to learn more about our restorative options and how Dr. Kruger can improve the look and feel of your smile based on your unique dental needs.
If you’re missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge can complete your smile’s look. These fixtures use artificial teeth that are attached to crowns on either side of your gap. Bridges redistribute bite pressure and allow your smile to function normally again without extra strain.
A dental crown is a customized, natural-looking cap that’s designed to fit over a severely damaged, decayed, or missing tooth. They’re made using durable, tooth-colored porcelain to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile, restoring its natural look and function.
Dentists everywhere consider dental implants to be the gold standard in restorative dentistry, as they offer a permanent solution for patients who have missing teeth. These fixtures are inserted into your jawbone, providing both excellent stability and support for your smile.
Patients who are missing several or an entire arch of teeth can benefit from dentures. They’re comfortable and cost-efficient, giving your smile the support it needs to get your oral health back on track. Whether it’s implant-supported, full, or partial, we have the denture solution for you.
When tooth decay spreads into the inner part and root of the tooth, oral surgery often needs to be performed quickly to avoid repercussions to your health. Dr. Kruger and our expert team provide tooth extraction and root canal therapy to get you back to your smiling best.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Our West Union restorative dentist can restore entire smiles that have been devastated by disease, trauma, or decay. Our office has the skills, knowledge, technology, and compassion to conduct a full mouth reconstruction to improve and protect the oral health of our patients.
Traditional fillings containing silver or amalgam contain mercury and can put you at risk of further complications. However, Dr. Kruger can fill in cavities and restore your smile with safe, durable, and natural-looking tooth-colored fillings, giving your teeth a renewed look.
Inlays & Onlays
A large cavity that can’t be treated with a simple filling may require an inlay or onlay. These restorations are used to treat more extensive instances of decay. Inlays repair damage within the cusp on top of your tooth while onlays repair damage beyond the area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do restorative procedures take?
The length of your restorative procedure depends on what type of treatment you’re undergoing, as well as the severity of your dental issues. Small restorations like dental bridges and crowns can be completed in a couple of appointments, while treatments like dental implants can take several months. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kruger, he’ll evaluate your teeth and provide an accurate treatment timeline for you.
Can I still receive dental implants if I have gum disease?
While it’s still possible to get dental implants, you’ll first need to treat your gum disease to be considered a strong candidate. Fortunately, Dr. Kruger offers periodontics to help treat your gum disease and improve your oral health. During your initial consultation, he’ll examine the extent of your infection and determine the best treatment option for you and your oral health.
Does restorative dentistry improve the look of my teeth?
Our restorative procedures can address several dental issues while also enhancing your smile’s natural appearance. Our Oelwein and West Union, IA dentists will evaluate your smile and teeth to help develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique oral health needs. You’ll be able to learn how you can benefit from restorative dentistry by undergoing a consultation.
Will dental insurance cover restorative dentistry?
Most insurance companies will either fully or partially cover the cost of your restorative procedure since it’s considered medically necessary. We recommend that you contact your provider to get an accurate understanding of your policy. We also recommend calling either our Oelwein, IA office at (319) 283-4222 or our West Union, IA practice at (563) 422-6292 to receive assistance from our staff members and to learn more about our financing options.
Dr. Kruger Can Restore Your Smile’s Health
Do you struggle with dental issues such as missing teeth or decay? If so, the dentists at Oelwein Dental Associates provide a variety of restorative dentistry services to address any issues. Schedule a consultation today by calling our Oelwein, IA office at (319) 283-4222 or our West Union, IA office at (563) 422-6292. You can also visit our convenient contact page. We serve patients in the Hazleton, Fairbank, Douglas, and Eldorado, IA areas.
*Full mouth reconstructions only available at our Oelwein, IA office.