Restore Confidence With a Healthy Smile
If you suffer from tooth damage or loss, you understand how much of a toll it can take on your wellbeing. Having a damaged smile can make you feel self-conscious, but it also poses some significant health risks. With restorative dentistry, we offer a variety of options designed to treat your decay, infection, or damage—restoring your natural health and repairing your smile.
The first step in feeling confident and happy is to smile with pride and without insecurity. At Oelwein and West Union Dental Associates, we aim to deliver your smile goals and provide you with the best care, whether you’re looking to improve the aesthetics of your smile or get your oral health back on track.
Explore our guide below to discover the many procedures and treatments and see what’s right for you.
Traditionally the go-to option for fillings has been silver, or amalgam, which unfortunately uses mercury. However, with advances in modern techniques and materials, we can now fill cavities with a safer, more durable, and natural-looking tooth-colored resin.
Inlays & Onlays
If you have a large cavity that a simple filling can’t effectively treat, an inlay or onlay may be required. This is a more extensive restoration used to treat and prevent further tooth decay. Inlays repair damage within the cusp on top of the tooth, and onlays repair damage beyond the cusp.
A dental crown is a common, affordable, and natural-looking restorative procedure for patients with more seriously damaged or missing teeth. They’re made out of durable tooth-colored porcelain to seamlessly blend into your smile and restore your tooth’s function simultaneously.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, then a dental bridge may be the right option for you. Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth and attach to crowns on either side. Bridges redistribute bite forces and allow your mouth to function normally again.
For a patient missing several teeth or an entire arch, dentures can be a great solution. They’re cost-efficient and comfortable, giving your smile complete functionality again while looking natural as well. There are multiple types of dentures, including implant-supported, full, or partial.
Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option because they are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants attach to the jawbone, providing excellent stability and support and helping stimulate jawbone growth as well.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If your smile has been devastated by disease, decay, or injury, the best way to restore your health is to come in to see a dentist. We have the skills, knowledge, compassion, and technology to help you get your smile, confidence, and life back.
When tooth decay spreads into the inner part and root of the tooth, a surgical procedure often needs to be performed quickly to avoid serious health repercussions. Dr. Kruger and our expert team provide tooth extraction and root canal therapy to get you back to your smiling best.
Give Us a Call!
Are you ready to restore your smile and get back what’s been lost? You’re in good hands with our team. If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, or would like to schedule an appointment with your dentist, give us a call today!
*Full mouth reconstructions available at our Oelwein office location only.