Quality Restorations in Germantown, TN
Let’s face it, although teeth are strong, they endure a lot! When the structural integrity of teeth is compromised due to trauma, decay, or infection, it’s essential to contact your trustworthy dental team for restorative care.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, at Modern Dentistry of Memphis in Germantown, Drs. John Reddick, Mark MacGaw, and their highly-trained staff can renew your smile with quality restorations that use reliable materials that are both beautiful and durable. For more information or to schedule your consultation, call us today!
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Which Dental Restoration Treatments Do You Offer?
Restorative dentistry focuses on maintaining dental health while rejuvenating the long-lasting function and aesthetics of a healthy, beautiful smile. At our Germantown dental office, we provide the following restoration treatments:
Restorative Care with an Artistic Flair
Regardless if you need a few chips or cracks repaired, or are missing teeth, we prioritize improving aesthetics as well as essential health and function. Our prosthetics, which include crowns, bridges, and dentures, are designed to blend in seamlessly with your surrounding, natural teeth, allowing you to chew and smile with complete confidence.
Our restorations are crafted from a variety of durable, beautiful materials, such as porcelain, and we only use white, composite for our fillings. We also offer same-day crowns, thanks to our in-office CEREC milling machine.
This innovative technology is especially useful for patients suffering from discomfort or pain due to a dental emergency or those who’ve undergone root canal therapy and need a crown. We work closely with trustworthy lab technicians who match your restoration to the natural shape and shade of your teeth, allowing you to express yourself confidently.
Repairing Damage and Wear with White, Composite Fillings
As their name indicates, fillings are a restoration used to "fill" the regions on the tooth where the decay was removed. Fillings are also helpful for repairing wear, chips, cracks, or minor fractures.
We use composite or tooth-colored fillings to provide excellent durability and strength in tiny to medium-sized fillings that can still withstand the constant stress of everyday chewing. These enamel-colored fillings can be used on any tooth and are an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to address dental damage while maintaining natural aesthetics.
Experience the Advantages of CEREC Technology
The CEREC system takes convenience and comfort to an entirely new level. Because you to receive your crown within the same appointment as your repair, our team can ensure you receive the very best comprehensive dentistry as to offer.
This technology also helps us measure the tooth being treated, design your crown, and evaluate how best to prepare the tooth during your dental exam. We also use this method for designing your custom crown while we prepare your tooth for proper placement.
Not only are CEREC crowns quick and convenient, but the porcelain material's quality imitates the natural translucency, physical texture, and color of tooth enamel.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Bridges, Partials & Dentures
If you are missing one tooth or many, we offer bridges, dentures, and dental implant restorations to help you achieve a functional and beautiful smile once more. Your treatment plan for replacement will depend on which teeth are missing and how many. It is these factors that make the difference in determining an ideal option.
Dental Bridges: offer a suitable replacement for one to several missing teeth in a row. These prosthetics use neighboring teeth to help support up to two crowns placed on each side of the remaining teeth. An artificial tooth, known as a pontic, serves as the bridge that completes your restoration, replacing lost teeth and renewing balance to your bite.
Full and Partial Dentures: are available in partial or full devices. Complete dentures work to restore an entire arch, and partials are designed to replace any number of missing teeth throughout the smile. These restorations rest on the gums and can be held in place either by natural suction, a special adhesive, or metal clasps anchored to neighboring teeth.
Dentures in all forms provide many benefits, including easier speech and restored function for biting and chewing.
Dental implants: help preserve jawbone strength and dentistry. Implants are often considered the gold standard for replacing any number of missing teeth throughout a smile due to their ability to fuse with living tissue and bone.
Our dentists are careful to properly evaluate your situation and help you truly understand your options so that we can create a confident smile based on informed choices.
Rebuilding Smiles with Dental Implants
The restorative abilities of dental implants go far beyond helping you regain a beautiful smile. Because dental implants are artificial tooth roots, they completely restore a tooth from root to crown. When fused properly with tissue and bone, implants provide your jawbone with the essential stimulation needed for long-lasting health and durability.
- Function, feel, and look just like natural teeth
- Replace the missing tooth root, preventing jaw bone recession
- Are secure and do not slip, improving speaking for full confidence
- Preserve natural facial features and structure
- Help keep neighboring teeth in place
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
The Dental Implant Process Explained
Dental implants are titanium posts strategically positioned in the jaw during a surgical-placement procedure. Their body-safe components encourage new tissue and bone growth to form around them, in a fusing process known as osseointegration. This process is essential for implants to remain secure and successful.
Typically, proper healing requires about four months, which then your personalized restoration is connected.
Another significant advantage to dental implant treatments is that care is entirely customizable. We carefully craft each prosthetic with accurate placement as well as the number of implants needed to provide superior support and oral health. When crowns, bridges, or dentures are affixed to implants, life-like, natural dental function, and beauty are once again restored.
How Many Teeth Can be Replaced with Dental Implants?
Dental implants, along with attached prosthetics, can replace one to many missing teeth. At modern Dentistry of Memphis, we provide the following three primary implant-supported restorations:
- Crowns for replacing a single missing tooth
- Bridges for restoring one to three missing teeth in a row
- Dentures for rejuvenating an entire smile of four or more missing teeth
How Can I Know if Dental Implants are Right for Me?
Dental implants require a healthy jaw bone for placement. We first inspect your jaw to determine if it is strong enough to support implants. Those with prolonged missing teeth may have bone loss. Without the stimulation of tooth roots, the jawbone begins to shrink through a process known as resorption.
Should you have bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary. This is a fairly simple procedure that augments your jaw bone, strengthening it and allowing it to accommodate dental implant placement.
Caring for Your Newly-Renewed Smile
Whether you’ve recently received a filling or complete rehabilitation with dental implants, with your new restoration in place, good oral hygiene becomes even more important. To care for your new smile, be sure continue to practice essential oral care to keep your teeth and gum tissue healthy.
Caring for Your Crowns and Bridges
Maintaining great oral hygiene with your new crown or bridge is highly essential. Some individuals may have a misconception that these prosthetics no longer require diligent oral care. Crowns and bridges, like a natural tooth, are still prone to decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease forming close to the gum line.
Whether your prosthetic is traditional or secured with dental implants, daily brushing and flossing are a must. We also highly recommend rinsing your mouth daily with a gentle, yet effective mouthwash.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures are not removed for nightly cleanings. However, our dentists may recommend specific techniques, products, and tools for optimal denture cleaning.
For instance, intricate dental brushing or, specialized flossing methods may be necessary for cleaning between your dentures and gums.
For traditional, removable dentures, be sure to store your prosthetic in a recommended cleaning solution overnight with lukewarm water. Remove your device for daily brushing, holding it carefully over a soft towel, reducing the risk of breakage if dropped. Avoid using hot water, abrasive toothpaste, or any bleaching products that can damage your dentures.
Managing Your Dental Implants
Although dental implants do not have the same structure as a natural tooth, they still require daily oral hygiene to keep them strong and long-lasting. Dental implants should be kept clean with regular brushing and flossing. You should care for your dental implants as you would your natural teeth.
How Much Will Restorative Care Cost?
The overall cost of your treatments depends on the severity of damage and the type of care needed to restore your smile fully. Our friendly and incredibly helpful front office staff will be happy to work with you to provide an estimate before you undergo any form of treatment.
Many dental insurance plans cover a part of the price at least, and we will work with you to help you receive the care you deserve.
Schedule Your Appointment for Restorative Care Today!
Dr. John Reddick, Dr. Mark MacGaw, and their skilled team work closely alongside you in addition to trusted lab technicians to help you achieve a healthy, functional smile after tooth damage or loss. To schedule a consultation for quality restorations, call Modern Dentistry of Memphis in Germantown today!
CALL US: 901-546-4770 REQUEST APPOINTMENT