Reno Restorative Dentistry
At Pyramid Family Dental of Sparks, we always educate our patients about the importance of the oral-systemic connection. Dental restorations play an integral role in this relationship to make sure teeth are healthy, and to help ensure your overall health is not susceptible to disease. Our restorative dentistry services focus on getting your teeth healthy, and finding a balance between function and aesthetics.
Dental restoration services include:
Tooth-Colored Fillings • Implants • Dentures and Partials • Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Crowns and Bridges • Root Canal Therapy • Oral Surgery
Are you wondering how tooth restoration can improve your smile? We are happy to provide you with answers and solutions.
A Healthy Improvement — All Around
Unfortunately, if left untreated, decay can lead to much larger, more complicated issues that include gum disease, infection, abscess, and tooth loss. We do our very best to protect your natural teeth, and sometimes they require restorative care to maintain integrity and durability. Regardless of what your current dental situation is, we have a service to help restore functionality to your mouth, which in turns helps improve and positively impact your oral health.
“Our mouths can show signs of nutritional deficiencies and general infections.”
— American Dental Association
Comprehensive, Efficient Treatment
There are a number of restorative options available, all of them having distinctively different treatment schedules and outcomes. However, they all share a common goal of ensuring your mouth is healthy and fully functioning for an improvement to your total body health. No matter what level of care you choose, we’ll ensure you’re always comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.
We’ll explain the entire process from start to finish, and include any information on aftercare, so you can properly clean and care for your new smile.
Inlay or onlay restorations are helpful when an area of decay is too large to accept a traditional filling, or the tooth structure may become too weak to support composite fillings. Dental inlays can actually increase the stability of your tooth and are more structurally sound than regular fillings. Created from durable porcelain, these restorations either fit inside the tooth up to the cusps (inlays) or completely cover the cusps of the tooth (onlay).
Dental crowns strengthen teeth that have become weakened or damaged, either because of decay, endodontic (root canal) therapy, or a large filling. Crowns fit over the tooth, completely covering the structure of the tooth above the gumline. We create either metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Our ceramic crowns can be matched to your natural teeth, making the restoration unnoticeable.
Dental bridges are an option for patients who are missing either one tooth or a series of teeth. Anchored by two crowns placed on the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap, dental bridges use custom-created specifically for tooth replacement. Depending on your needs, we can either use all ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal bridge appliances, which gives a natural appearance to the restoration.
Dental fillings are an easy, common restoration that are used when areas of the tooth have become decayed. After the affected portion of the tooth is removed, we use a composite, tooth-colored material to fill the tooth and restore functionality. You’ll be able to eat, bite, and speak like before, and the process is simple and quick.
Dental implants offer the most natural replacement for missing teeth. Whether it’s a single tooth or a series of teeth, dental implants restore stability and function just like your regular teeth. Ask us how implants can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Visit our Implant Dentistry page for more information!
Partial dentures are recommended for patients who have some healthy teeth remaining in their mouth. Partials fill the gaps created by missing teeth with prosthetics that resemble your remaining teeth. This type of dental restoration is effective at stopping healthy teeth from shifting positions. Partials are removable, using metal clasps to keep them in place securely while you talk and eat.
If you’re edentulous (missing all of your teeth), complete dentures are an affordable solution that can restore your smile and confidence. We offer removable dentures and implant-retained dentures. Commonly called false teeth, removable dentures use natural suction or adhesives to stay in place. Implant-retained dentures are secured via small implant posts for added satisfaction and immobility. No matter what style of permanent dentures you choose, we’ll ensure they fit easily and comfortably.
If oral surgery becomes necessary, whether it’s having a tooth removed or other procedures, know you’re in good hands with our team. We perform minor extractions from the comfort of our office, and depending on the situation, we sometimes handle cases of wisdom teeth or bony impactions. If we determine your situation to be an advanced extraction, we’ll refer you to a skilled specialist.
Your natural teeth are best. Whenever possible, we’ll consider saving a tooth with endodontic therapy, more commonly called a “root canal.” We’ll remove all the infected or diseased dental pulp and seal your tooth. But don’t worry. You’ll be relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure, and you’ll be happy to have your own tooth restored to health. We perform anterior and premolar root canal treatment in our office, and will gladly refer you to a specialist for more advanced cases.