Decay, disease, and injury can all negatively impact the look and function of your teeth, but now thanks to restorative dentistry, there’s hope. At Mountain Peak Dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado, licensed dentist Brennan Bonati, DDS, provides a full range of modern restorative dentistry procedures so you can effectively replace lost teeth. To schedule a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Bonati, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Your 3 most common questions about Restorative Dentistry
Question 1: What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on replacing the appearance and function of damaged and missing teeth as a result of decay, trauma, injury, and disease. Your teeth work together, and even if you’re missing just one, you may find it harder to chew food or speak normally. Missing and damaged teeth may also be painful and make you feel self-conscious.
Thankfully, with modern breakthroughs in restorative dentistry, you can in many cases get procedures done that look and work just like healthy, natural teeth. Restorative dentistry can help:
– the appearance of your smile
– Replace missing teeth
– Fill gaps between your teeth
– Stop teeth from falling out
– Improve on old dental work
– Allow you to eat and talk normally
– Correct an overbite, underbite, or crossbite
Dr. Bonati works with you to develop a treatment plan based on your dental health history and restorative dentistry goals.
Question 2: What restorative dentistry procedures are available?
Dr. Bonati offers a range of traditional and modern restorative dentistry procedures, which he can combine and customize based on your needs. He may recommend:
Dentures are replacements for one or more teeth that you can take out and put back into your mouth. The artificial teeth are attached to a plastic base that looks like your gums. Dentures can be full, meaning they replace all of your teeth, or partial, meaning you still have some natural teeth.
Fillings are a treatment for cavities that involve filling in the cavity with a composite resin, a mixture of glass and tooth-colored plastic. Composite fillings are designed to look and feel like the surrounding teeth.
A crown is a cover that fits over a decayed tooth and is designed to look and feel natural.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to crowns, but for teeth that are less damaged. They only cover part of the affected tooth.
Bridges are fixed devices that support artificial teeth using the surrounding natural teeth, “bridging” the gap.
Question 3: Is restorative dentistry the same as cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Bonati is experienced in both restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Both specialties involve replacing damaged or missing teeth, but restorative dentistry focuses more on function, and cosmetic dentistry focuses more on aesthetics.
However, Dr. Bonati listens to your concerns about the appearance of your teeth and mouth and always tries to ensure any restorative work done looks as close to natural, healthy teeth as possible.
To find out how restorative dentistry can change your life, call Mountain Peak Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.
Meet Our Team
As a member of the Colorado Dental Association and Metro Denver Dental Society, Dr. Bonati is committed to professional development, and he hopes his patients benefit from his expanding knowledge most of all.
Mountain Peak Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice offering you all the dental services necessary to keep you and your family healthy and happily smiling.
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Implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry, providing a permanent replacement for missing teeth that look and feel just like the real thing.
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