Restorative Dentistry in Cheshire, CT
How Can Restorative Dentistry Help You?
Missing teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious and lead to many dental health issues, like:
- Swelling in the gums and face
- A change in your bite or malocclusion
- A change in the way your teeth fit together
- Bone deterioration around the roots of missing teeth
- Gum disease and gingivitis
Who Might Be a Good Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
A restorative dental candidate is someone who:
- needs to replace one or more missing teeth
- has had periodontal surgery or extractions and restorative dental procedures required to save the teeth
- has had restorative dental procedures in the past and needs a dentist to fix a previous restoration
Your time is important to us, and we understand a busy schedule. We always strive to make your appointments easy and efficient.
When you visit our dental office, we will examine and x-ray your teeth and surrounding tissues to determine what restorative dental services are the best option for you. Whether you are missing one tooth, a full row of teeth, or all of your teeth, our dentist Dr. Kurtz is here to help restore your smile.
Restorative Dental Services in Cheshire, CT
Restorative dentistry can help improve your smile and overall health. We want you to feel confident and welcome at our office and promise to provide the highest quality, healthy dental care.
Here are the restorative services we offer to our patients in Cheshire, CT.
Dental implants give patients in Cheshire, CT, the ability to replace one tooth or even an entire arch of missing teeth. The implant’s design is created to look and function like a natural tooth. An implant has three parts: the artificial root, abutment, and the artificial tooth or crown.
The dental implant procedure can be a long process but can fully restore your smile and last a lifetime. Typically, the whole process takes three to four appointments, with healing time in between, before you will have a complete smile again. The implant is embedded into the jaw bone and requires proper healing time in between that can take a few months.
Dr. Kurtz will make sure your jaw, bone, and gums can withstand the procedure and are healthy enough to hold the implant. Then, she will explain how the process works and relieve any concerns you may have before treatment.
Dental bridges require just two appointments at our office in Cheshire to replace your missing teeth. During the first appointment, Dr. Kurtz will prepare the adjacent teeth for the bridge. These teeth will hold the bridge in place for the artificial tooth. Once the abutment teeth undergo preparation and cleaning, she will take measurements of the abutments (the adjacent teeth) and send those to the lab to have the bridge created.
After about a week, the permanent bridge should be complete. First, Dr. Kurtz will use a strong adhesive to place the bridge. Then, she will make sure the bridge fits your bite and is comfortable. You may have some discomfort in your gums and mouth after the procedure, but the discomfort usually subsides within a few days.
At our office in Cheshire, we offer partial and complete removable dentures based on your dental needs. Partial dentures are used when adjacent teeth are still intact, whereas full dentures are used when a patient is missing all teeth.
The process of dentures typically takes two office visits but is simple and painless. During the first visit, Dr. Kurtz will take an impression of your mouth and then send the impression to the lab to create your dentures. Once the dentures are complete, Dr. Kurtz will have the dentures placed to ensure the fit is perfect. As a result, dentures are a less expensive and less invasive restorative option for patients in Cheshire.
Schedule a Restorative Appointment with Dr. Kurtz in Cheshire
We provide a welcoming environment to every patient in Cheshire, CT, and the surrounding communities. We understand you may feel some anxiety about visiting the dentist, but we promise to make you feel as comfortable as possible for any dental service you may require.
If you or a family member need restorative dental services, feel free to contact our office to schedule an appointment and consultation with Dr. Kurtz in Cheshire today. You can call us at 203-699-9705 or schedule the appointment right here on the site with the click of a button.