Restorative Dentistry in Scottsdale
When your smile is damaged, our experienced doctors and team members at Desert Vista Dental want to see you right away and provide the relief you need. Our restorative services are designed to treat a wide variety of concerns, from minor cracks to missing teeth, and our dedication to state-of-the-art technology helps make your appointment even more comfortable and successful. We look forward to relieving your dental pain and helping you enjoy healthy, happy teeth again! Contact either of our two offices to schedule an appointment.
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are designed to fit over a single tooth, restoring its natural shape and function while protecting the healthy structure underneath. Alternatively, a fixed bridge fills the gap left by missing teeth with dental crowns. A bridge can replace one missing tooth or two teeth adjacent to one another. Today’s dental crowns and bridges can be crafted from metal-free materials for a higher-quality, lifelike appearance.
Today, tooth-colored fillings are our recommended solution for cavity treatment instead of traditional, noticeably dark-colored amalgam. In comparison, this restorative solution is crafted from high-quality composite resin, which can be precisely shaded to match your natural enamel and contoured into place on the tooth for a very lifelike appearance. The lack of metals means that patients won’t experience uncomfortable sensitivity caused by temperature changes, and the conservative nature of the resin allows our doctors to preserve and strengthen more of your remaining healthy tooth structure. We can even repair cracks and fractures with this method! All in all, tooth-colored fillings can last for several years if they’re brushed and flossed properly and monitored during routine check-ups.
Dentures & Partials
Made from porcelains and acrylics, modern dentures look extremely natural and are designed to complement your facial features. A full denture is designed to replicate an entire arch of missing teeth, while a removable partial can fill gaps scattered throughout a smile. The partial rests on healthy teeth via small clasps, while a full denture stays in place with the help of natural suction. Both options are removable for simple cleaning and more comfortable storage during sleep.
To secure a bridge or denture, our dentists may recommend dental implants. These small, titanium posts anchor the prosthetic in the jawbone, preventing the need to crown healthy teeth and promoting jawbone regeneration. We both place and restore dental implants at our Scottsdale office.
Dental implants offer patients several valuable benefits when compared to more traditional tooth replacement options. Their versatile nature means that one or several teeth can be seamlessly recreated, and the resulting prosthetic can be treated just like a natural tooth. With diligent oral hygiene and professional check-ups at Desert Vista Dental, patients can expect to enjoy dental implants for 30 years, 40 years, or even the rest of their life.