Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for a way to cover tooth damage? Restorative dentistry provides patients with high-quality solutions for patients who need to restore the function of their smiles. With restorative treatments, we may address problems like missing teeth, tooth injuries, and even gum disease. Dr. Benjamin Stevens offers restorative dentistry services for patients in Greenwood, IN. He ensures that all of his patients get the care they need and meet their oral health goals.

FAQs: Restorative Dentistry in Greenwood, IN

Learn more about restorative dentistry with answers to these common questions that many patients ask:

How many teeth do dental bridges replace?

Dental bridges can replace one to four teeth. A dental bridge is made up of false teeth that can be held in place by crown-capped teeth or dental implants. Traditional dental bridges require the support of adjacent teeth that need to be covered by dental crowns. However, implant-secured dental bridges last much longer.

What are the health risks associated with gum disease?

Gum disease eats away at healthy gum tissue, which can lead to receding gums and loose teeth. However, patients can also experience physical health problems in conjunction with gum disease. Patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of developing heart problems, such as strokes, heart attacks, or heart disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can reach the bloodstream, affecting the heart. It is important to visit a dentist if you notice changes in your oral health to prevent these health risks.

How do dental implants benefit patients with dental bridges or dentures?

Implants are one of the best options for patients with one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges or removable dentures do not support the full functionality of the bite. As a result, patients with removable restorations cannot eat all of the foods they would like and may require adhesives to keep their restorations in place. Dental implants support false teeth at the root. The titanium implant posts heal and fuse with the jawbone to create a supportive foundation for restorations. With implants, patients can eat and speak comfortably and naturally.

Can I receive same-day dental crowns?

At Beautiful Smiles, patients can receive same-day dental crowns in our dental office. We use CEREC and CAD/CAM to create and place custom crowns. Our in-office milling machines create dental crowns using 3-D images of the teeth. With computer-aided design and manufacturing, we can provide same-day crowns for patients with a variety of oral health problems. Dental crowns can support teeth following a root canal, add structure to worn teeth, or cover dental injuries.

Restore Your Oral Health

Do you require restorative dental care? If you are a new patient, call our practice at (317) 886-4512. Current patients may contact us at (317) 888-4044. Schedule a dental consultation with our dentists on our website. Please let us know if you have any remaining questions about restorative dental care. We will always be happy to help, whether you need routine or complex oral health treatment.