Restorative Dentistry in Fox Chapel
Bring Back Your Smile
When it comes to correcting chipped, cracked, and broken teeth, our main goal is always to strengthen and improve your smile so that it continues to look, feel, and function like it should. Your teeth are part of a delicate system involving your jaw and facial muscles, and having the correct balance is vital for restorative dentistry. It takes a certain kind of expertise and an artist’s touch, and fortunately, that’s exactly what you’ll get at Voller Dentistry. Whether you need a few fillings, orthodontics, crown and bridgework, or a complete bite rehabilitation, Dr. Voller can provide you with efficient, comfortable, and effective dental care. If your smile is in need of a little help, don’t hesitate to contact our Fox Chapel office so we can help give you your smile back.
Traditional Crown and Bridge
A tooth that has been damaged due to decay or injury can be repaired using a dental crown. A crown is a kind of restoration that simply fits over the top of a tooth to help restore both its appearance and functionality. Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or entirely of porcelain. For a more natural look, we recommend all-porcelain crowns. They can be color-matched to perfectly blend with your smile, and are just as durable and long-lasting as traditional metal crowns.
If you have teeth that are missing, the gap can be filled with a bridge. For this, crowns are applied to the teeth around the missing tooth. The prosthetic tooth or teeth fill in the space between. The end result is a complete smile that you can also trust while speaking or eating.
Once you have your restoration, you just need to take care of it like your natural teeth. Daily brushing, flossing, and routine checkups every 6 months will keep your smile whole and beautiful for years to come.
One of the main drawbacks of traditional metal fillings is that they don’t match the color of your teeth, and can be easily seen when you talk, laugh, or yawn. Fortunately, they are no longer your only option when it comes to fixing small cavities. You can now get tooth-colored fillings, which are made of a composite resin.
In the past, it took multiple appointments and at least a week or more for a person to get a crown or bridge. For many busy people, it simply wasn’t possible to fit both visits into their schedule, and they were left to simply deal with a compromised smile. However, those problems can now be solved thanks to one-visit restorations.
Using some of the most advanced technology available, Dr. Voller can design, create, and place your crown and bridge in just one visit, often in just one hour. In addition to being faster, the process is also more comfortable because your dental impression will be taken digitally as opposed to with messy dental putty. The restorations themselves will also be entirely made of porcelain, meaning they will look more natural and be even more reliable than traditional metal restorations. You get the best when it comes to speed, comfort, and dependability all with one treatment.
Full and Partial Dentures
People with missing teeth know they are more than just an aesthetic problem. Gaps in the smile can make it difficult to speak and eat comfortably, and it is always on their mind whenever they meet someone. Plus, in the long term, they can lead to jaw deterioration that makes it more likely that teeth will fall out. Fortunately, advances in dental technology can provide dentures that are more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
Many times, even with the very best of care, certain teeth cannot be saved. When the need arises to remove teeth, at Voller Dentistry, we try to conserve as much of the surrounding bone as possible. Dr. Voller was specially trained to remove infected and non-salvageable teeth gently and comfortably. Additionally, to preserve the remaining bone to support a future implant or denture, bone grafting is generally recommended and performed at the time of the extraction to minimize the bone loss associated with the loss of teeth. The removal of teeth is many times accompanied by an immediate replacement of the missing tooth or teeth with a variety of options so that there is no patient embarrassment. Patients don’t generally leave the office after an extraction, without replacements!
Sometimes, teeth are too damaged for a single or even two treatments to provide sufficient repair. In these cases, a full-mouth reconstruction may be the way to go. This comprehensive treatment method combines two or more restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry to repair and enhance the form and function of your smile. Depending on your specific needs, dental implants, dental crowns, and other treatments may all be employed in a full-mouth reconstruction.