Restorative dentistry involves treatments and procedures that improve the function and aesthetic value of your smile. Restorative dentistry can range from procedures that improve the way that you chew and eat to cosmetic options that enhance the look and feel of your teeth. At our practice, we offer a range of quality restorative procedures to fit your needs. With the help of an examination done by our doctors, we can create a specialized treatment plan just for you.
Why is Restorative Dentistry needed?
You may need restorative dentistry if you have teeth that have become compromised in some way. You might be dealing with tooth decay, lost restorations, broken teeth or are simply interested in whitening, bonding or veneers. Our goal is to offer you a wide variety of restorative options that aim to improve the health and look of your smile. Restorative options vary from one patient to another, ensuring that you receive only what is needed.
What makes you a candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
Prior to having any type of restorative procedure done, you'll come into our office for a consultation. The consult will include an exam and series of different x-rays so that we can create a personalized treatment plan just for you. We will help in teaching you about each individual procedure and what to expect when having it done.
What can be expected with Restorative Dentistry?
Because there are so many different restoration options available, you will need to consult with our doctors prior to having work done. What works for one patient may not be right for you, so it is important that you understand your options. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to correct certain problems while simultaneously improving the look of your teeth. Some of the most common restorative procedures include:
Amalgam filling replacement
Inlays and onlays
If you're in need of restorative dentistry and want to know more about your treatment options, call us today and our helpful staff members can assist you.
It is important to wear you retainer exactly as instructed by Dr. Miller
Initially, you may find it a little tricky to speak clearly. Practicing reading out loud can help you adjust faster!
Take your retainer out when eating, and always put it back in its case when it is not in your mouth (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)
Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, napkins, and dishwashers.
When your retainer is not in your mouth, it should ALWAYS be in its case. Our pets are cute! But, man do they love to chew expensive things! Keep them hidden from pets as best as you can.
Retainers ARE breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer gets lost or broken, call us immediately to ensure your teeth do not move freely and to prevent regression of your treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns about your retainer or you believe it needs adjusting, please call us. Do NOT try to adjust the retainer at home by yourself.
You should clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with your toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm water, NOT hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing.