Restorative Dentistry & Replacement Teeth in Broomall
A healthy smile is one of your most important assets. A mouth full of structurally sound, decay-free teeth can make you look and feel fantastic. It may also lessen your risk of developing serious health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goal for you is a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime and positively influences your overall wellbeing.
Dr. White uses proven techniques and quality materials to restore and replace teeth. From tooth-colored fillings to fixed bridges to dental implants, our treatments aesthetically renew compromised smiles with minimal disruption to your busy lifestyle. Dr. White can even perform complex full-mouth reconstructions in as few as four visits to our Broomall dental office.
At your consultation, Dr. White will discuss your smile goals, explain your options, and talk about the benefits of specific therapies in terms of durability, aesthetics, and cost. Are you fearful of dentists and dental procedures? Ask about calming sedation dentistry.
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Fashioned from precious metal, all-porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, a crown covers the entire tooth above the gum line. It is molded and usually colored to look natural, and covers such things as blemishes, cracks, or partial tooth loss. The crown is cemented over the natural tooth to restore its look and protect it from further damage.
Full dentures are prostheses that are designed to replace your entire set of teeth. They are either attached to a fitted, gum-colored plate, or to dental implants. The plate is molded to fit your mouth precisely, and is kept in place by either a special adhesive or natural suction. Partial dentures, or "partials", are prosthetic replacements for a few missing teeth, instead of one or both entire arches.
A fixed bridge consists of metal anchors that are permanently affixed to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth. A prosthetic is then attached to these anchors. In addition to replacing a missing tooth, a fixed bridge can help hold the adjacent teeth firmly in place.
Full mouth reconstruction involves using more than one procedure to restore your teeth and gums to a better aesthetic and functional state. Each reconstruction is customized to the patient's specific needs, and may include such methods as crowns; dentures or partials; fillings; or teeth-straightening devices.
Dental implants are permanent root replacements for missing teeth. A small titanium screw is inserted into the bone where the tooth is missing, then a denture (crown) is attached to the screw. Over time, the screw actually integrates with the bone, creating a strong root base. The attached dentures do not need to be removed for cleaning. They are brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
Similar in function to crowns, inlays and onlays protect the top as well as the inside of a tooth. They act as filling replacements, but go a step further. An inlay fills the area between the cusps, which are the pointed tips of molars and bicuspids. An onlay covers the cusps as well as the space between them.
The root canal procedure is done to preserve a tooth when fillings aren't enough. When a tooth has been badly damaged or a cavity has gone too deep, it can cause a painful infection in the core or "pulp". During a root canal, the dentist cleans out the infection in the canals of the pulp, and then fills them with a safe substance. The tooth can then be further protected with a filling or a crown.
Tooth-colored fillings consist of composite resins that are colored to match your natural teeth. In addition to the aesthetic advantage this offers, the resins also bond more readily to the surrounding tooth. This provides more protection against damage and loss of structural integrity than metal fillings are able to do.
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Call our Broomall dental office todayto schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. White, your partner in the quest for a beautiful, healthy smile. Our Broomall office delivers exemplary service and distinctive dental care to residents of Broomall, Philadelphia, Delaware County, and surrounding areas.