Restorative dentistry is the repair of the functional aspects of the mouth that are responsible for everyday activities like chewing, breathing, and speaking. These dental issues may include:
- Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Infected gums
- Injured teeth
- Deteriorating tissue
Dr. Schepis can replace a missing tooth with a permanent implant. For more information on implants see our page on Dental Implants.
If you have a tooth that is damaged or chipped a crown may be the best choice for you. Dr. Schepis will bond a covering over the remains of your tooth to create an aesthetically pleasing natural look. For more information on crowns see our Cosmetic Dentistry Page.
Bonding is used to repair a tooth damaged from decay or trauma. It can also be used to close gaps or make a tooth appear straighter. Bonding uses a composite resin that is matched to the color of your teeth. Dr. Schepis will rebuild your tooth with the bonding material to look natural and use a curing light to adhere and harden the material to the remaining tooth. He will then polish the material to shine like the rest of your teeth. Bonding is a cost-efficient and quick way to improve your smile.
Bridge work is an art that uses a variety of materials including metals, porcelain, or ceramic. If you are missing one or more teeth and do not meet the criteria for an implant, a bridge may be your best solution. A dental bridge works by anchoring a new tooth onto the surrounding teeth. The choice of material will depend on the look of your surrounding teeth and the strength needed. Dr. Schepis will match the look of your bridge to the rest of your mouth, giving you a functional bite and a smile you will be proud to show off!
Removable dentures are now more comfortable than ever! Technology has advanced so that dentures can look and feel like your natural teeth. Dentures are also used to hold your gums and tissue in place after an accident or while you are waiting for a permanent bridge or implant.
— Full dentures are used if you have lost all of your teeth. Your new full denture will be created to look as if you still had all your natural teeth. Full dentures are removable but adhere to the gums.
— Partial Dentures are used if you still maintain some of your natural teeth. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed to adjacent teeth.