Restorative dentistry saves smiles in Lake Oswego
“Restore” literally means to bring something back to its former condition. Restorative dentistry does that and more, reinstating and sometimes exceeding the original appearance and functional ability of teeth. Lake Oswego dentist, Dr. Manami Yamaguchi, provides a full range of restorative dentistry services.
Repair and replace
A tooth may be compromised by decay or trauma – a chip, crack, or portion broken off. If the area of damage is too large to support a composite filling, Dr. Yamaguchi may recommend a dental crown. This cap of lustrous porcelain is shaped like a tooth, providing strength and protection.
The team at Dental Arts & Wellness offer several options to replace missing teeth:
- Dentures – This is a time-tested, economical solution. A partial denture replaces one or several missing teeth in an arch, clipped to existing teeth for stability. A full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth, held in place by suction.
- Dental bridge – Up to three consecutive missing teeth can be replaced with a bridge, affixed with crowns on teeth on each side of the gap.
- Dental implant – An implant is the optimal choice for long-term tooth replacement. Bone fuses solidly with the implant, mimicking the root of a missing tooth. It is then topped with a natural-looking porcelain crown. A single tooth may be replaced with an implant or several. Just two implants can form the basis for a dental bridge, replacing up to five teeth in a row without impact to healthy teeth. As few as four dental implants, strategically designed and placed, stabilize a full denture.
Full mouth restoration
Does your mouth have a variety of problems, ranging from tooth decay to unhealthy gums, breakage, and missing teeth? Do you feel overwhelmed and embarrassed? There is no need to at Dental Arts & Wellness. Dr. Yamaguchi welcomes full mouth restoration cases. You won’t get a lecture about avoiding dental treatment, but you will get a personalized plan to regain oral health, function, and a pleasant smile.
Please don’t wait. There is a dentist in Lake Oswego eager to get you smiling with restorative dentistry. Call 503 603-0700.