Restorations Designed for Every Smile in Richmond Heights
Healthy teeth start with a strong foundation of oral health. If you have decay, damage, gum disease, or missing teeth, you may be wondering if a bright and healthy smile is within your reach. At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we provide restoration services designed to renew the form and function of your smile. We offer restorative solutions that use safe, natural-looking materials, and advanced technology that can be tailored to all members of your family. Whether your child needs treatment for cavities, or a parent needs missing teeth replaced, we are here to help guide you towards optimal oral health.
Our team serves individuals and families throughout Richmond Heights, East Cleveland, and the surrounding communities of Cuyahoga County. We also offer same-day emergency appointments to help you receive the timely treatment you need to protect your oral health.
To discover all that modern restorative dentistry can do for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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Why Repair Teeth?
Healthy teeth are important for many reasons, including the ability to bite, chew, and speak with comfort and confidence. By maintaining proper oral health, you can lower your risk for getting cavities or infections, as well as prevent normal wear from becoming problematic. If you want to enhance your smile cosmetically you must first have any needed repairs done. It doesn’t make sense to straighten your smile with orthodontics if you have cavities or missing teeth.
We offer many procedures to help restore the original strength and glow of your smile. Because dental technology has made restorative treatment more affordable and less invasive, you have every opportunity to repair your teeth and renew your oral health.
Why Replacing Missing Teeth Matters
Many individuals live with missing teeth, not realizing how much damage this could have to their oral and overall health. Missing teeth leave behind gaps that can cause other teeth to shift and lead to alignment problems. Prolonged tooth loss can affect the strength of your jawbone and alter natural facial structures.
At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we provide many ways to replace missing teeth. To discover which option is best for your needs, contact our skilled dentists today!
Restoration Services in Richmond Heights
Our Richmond Heights dentists specialize in restorative dentistry for your entire family. From young children to adults in their golden years, you can count on us to deliver comprehensive treatment all under one roof. Each restoration we provide is made at trusted local labs that only use beautiful, high-quality materials that are safe and free of amalgam.
Our available restoration services include:
Treatments can also be paired with nitrous oxide sedation to help reduce your anxiety and maximize your comfort.
Supporting Your Oral Health with Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease begins when plaque collects on your teeth and gums, causing tissue inflammation and infection. The earliest signs of gum disease include red, swollen, and bleeding gums during routine brushing and flossing. The longer plaque remains in place, the harder it becomes, forming into tartar. This causes gum tissue to pull away from teeth, creating spaces called periodontal pockets where more bacteria and toxins accumulate and spread to tooth roots and bone.
During periodontal treatment, we use a variety of techniques to help you restore the health of your gums. These include:
Scaling and root planing - This procedure involves a thorough deep cleaning to remove plaque from your teeth, gums, pockets, and tooth roots. To remove plaque and infection from teeth, we use special tools to clean above and below the gumline. We also smooth the tooth roots to eliminate any harmful by-products of gum disease and encourage gum tissues to reattach to teeth.
Prophylaxis cleaning – For the mildest of cases, we may only need to clean above the gum line to remove plaque correctly. An effective oral hygiene routine in between professional cleanings is also necessary to keep your gums healthy.
Rebuilding Smiles with Dental Implant Placement and Restorations
If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be your best option. Implants have a high success rate due to their ability to become a permanent part of your jawbone. This is possible because dental implants are titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots once surgically placed into the jawbone by one of your skilled dentists. Living tissue and bone fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration and become a permanent part of your smile.
Regardless if you have one missing tooth or many, dental implants can restore your smile. When attached to dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures replace lost teeth from root to crown.
- Implant-supported crowns use one implant post to replace a single missing tooth
- Fixed bridges attached to implants replace two or more missing teeth in a row
- Partial dentures help restore multiple missing teeth in your smile
- Complete dentures can replace a full arch of teeth using four or eight dental implants
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Adults who are healthy can make great candidates for dental implants. The deciding factor is whether your jawbone is strong enough to hold the dental implant securely. If your jawbone needs additional support, our dentists can perform a bone graft procedure for more successful placement and treatment.
What if My Teeth Are Only a Little Damaged?
Cavities are not just a problem for young teeth, they are an issue that many individuals of all ages can face. Poor oral hygiene, trauma, and even genetics can all contribute to tooth decay. At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we provide white composite fillings to treat cavities and repair minor damage. They work well on any tooth in the smile, and the white resin material blends well with the natural shade and shape of enamel.
When Would I Need a Crown?
When a tooth is heavily decayed, worn, or has significant damage, porcelain crowns can restore strength and function. They work by covering the entire structure of a tooth above the gumline, protecting it from further damage, or infection. Crowns are fabricated from durable, natural-looking materials that restore the size, shape, and shade of a vulnerable tooth.
Should I be Worried if I need Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is designed to help remove an infection from inside a tooth while also eliminating pain and discomfort. When the inner tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, also known as the pulp, become diseased, you will need a root canal. This straightforward procedure is necessary to help try and save your natural tooth, avoid the need for an extraction, and protect your oral health.
Sometimes, extracting a tooth is the best option for preserving your oral health. When a tooth is severely decayed, infected, or damaged to the point that it cannot be saved, it must be removed.
At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we perform gentle tooth extractions for impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, and teeth severely damaged by decay, gum disease, or injury.
Contact Our Richmond Heights Dentists Today!
Our top priority is to help you develop a strong foundation for optimal oral health. We do this by providing a wide variety of restorative treatments and procedures designed to help renew your smile. If you’re looking for quality dental care for your entire family, contact Richmond Heights Dental Arts today!
CALL US: (440) 943-1117 REQUEST APPOINTMENT