Restorative Dentistry – Portland, OR
Say Goodbye to Dental Damage & Smile Brighter
You do your best to take care of your mouth. You brush and floss daily. You get regular dental cleanings and exams. However, even with your best efforts, it is still possible to experience issues with your oral health, including tooth damage, gum disease, and more. Along with your oral health, these issues can affect the appearance of your smile as well as your confidence. Fortunately, it is possible to restore the condition of your mouth. At Advanced Dental Arts NW, we can do this with restorative dentistry in Portland, OR.
Why Choose Advanced Dental Arts NW for Restorative Dentistry?
- CEREC One-Visit Restorations For Outstanding Convenience
- Dental Implants & Other Modern Solutions For Missing Teeth
- Dental Emergencies Always Welcome
Cavities have long been treated with amalgam. While effective, amalgam poses a few issues. The biggest problem is that it stands out from the rest of your teeth. It also contains metals, including mercury. Tooth-colored fillings provide a way to treat cavities that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. They use the same composite resin that is used for dental bonding. It matches your enamel, and it contains no metal or mercury.
Crowns are used for more serious damage to a tooth that can compromise its health and integrity. Crowns can be made of metal, or they can be made from ceramic. Their main jobs are to hold a damaged tooth together (preventing further harm), prevent infection, and provide the tooth with renewed strength.
CEREC® One-Visit Dental Restorations
Our goal at Advanced Dental Arts NW is to provide dental work that is imperceptible to the bite and utterly seamless to the eye. We can exchange existing crowns and dental fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. At ADANW, we were one of the very first dental offices in the nation to implement CEREC 3D technology, and we have been using it continuously since 2002. In fact, Dr. Teasdale has completed over 10,000 restorations throughout the course of his career! CEREC 3D is a computerized system for designing and milling beautiful porcelain crowns and tooth restorations (inlays and onlays) in a single visit.
A dental bridge is one option available for replacing a missing tooth (or up to three missing in a row). It consists of a replacement tooth (pontic tooth) set between two dental crowns. The crowns are used to anchor the bridge to the teeth adjacent to the space, holding it securely in place.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are another option for replacing missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partials replace a section of missing teeth between healthy teeth. Dentures are removable prosthetics, consisting of acrylic resin teeth set into an acrylic base. They are made from molds of your mouth and supported directly by your gums.
Dental implants are the most recent addition to your available options for replacing missing teeth. They are unlike any other dental restoration, requiring a surgical procedure to insert small titanium posts into your jawbone. While they do require a lengthy recovery time (several weeks to several months), implants offer a wide variety of benefits over other, more traditional restorative options, including greater comfort, permanence, and the successful preservation of your jawbone.
When a tooth becomes pained or damaged, you need relief now – not in a few more days or weeks. That’s why Dr. Teasdale makes every effort to care for emergency patients in record time, helping to relieve discomfort and propose custom restorative solutions that can bring back their smile’s strength, durability, and overall appearance. Whether you’re brand-new to our dental office or a reoccurring patient, don’t hesitate to contact us in these dire situations.
Root Canal Therapy
Infections inside the teeth are painful, as well as potentially dangerous, and they need to be treated right away. The only way to treat an infection is to remove the pulp of the tooth and disinfect it from the inside. A hole is placed in the top of the tooth, and small tools are used to remove the pulp and shape the hollow canals inside. The tooth is then disinfected, filled with a material called gutta percha, and capped with a crown.
Your teeth perform numerous essential tasks every day and are integral to the health of your mouth and jaw. Because of this, we do everything we can to save damaged teeth. However, there are some instances where a tooth is damaged beyond repair. In these cases, we will extract (remove) the tooth. If we do need to extract a tooth, don’t worry – we will discuss options for replacing it.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
One of the most common types of extraction we perform is the removal of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt into a young adult’s mouth, and because of a lack of space, they’re likely to become impacted (trapped in the jawbone) or dangerously overcrowded. Extraction is often in the patient’s best interests, as this treatment will help the rest of their smile stay whole, healthy, and safe from higher risks of infection.
For more information on our restorative dentistry procedures, or to schedule your consultation, contact Advanced Dental Arts NW today.