Thanks to the many advancements made in dental care, including those used by Dr. Harry Strating at Beverly Dental Group, patients can now benefit from several restorative services to improve both the appearance and quality of their smiles.
If you’re unfamiliar with the multi-purpose term of restorative dentistry, it can be defined as an array of dental procedures that are focused on repairing or replacing damaged teeth. Some of the procedures we’ll discuss below are considered cosmetic dentistry, while others are considered general dentistry.
If you’d like to learn more about restorative dental care for yourself or a family member after reading this article, we invite you to call Beverly Dental Group to learn more about our comprehensive, patient-focused care.
DENTAL FILLINGS: As one of the most commonly performed procedures in restorative dentistry, dental fillings are relatively quick one-appointment treatments. They are used to restore the function, appearance, and natural shape of a tooth that’s been damaged by decay. And thanks to the use of tooth-colored materials, which are now available, fillings can blend in with the natural appearance of the tooth receiving the restoration.
DENTAL INLAYS AND ONLAYS: Used as an alternative to traditional fillings, dental inlays and onlays are often used in restorative dentistry to reinforce the tooth’s structure and prevent future decay. The materials used in this procedure are often fitted precisely to a patient’s tooth to form a tight seal with the enamel so bacteria cannot reach the internal soft tissues.
DENTAL CROWNS: Often considered the workhorse in restorative dentistry, dental crowns correct many smile concerns such as discolored or stained teeth and chipped or broken teeth. They are also a frequent component of root canal therapy. They have many different uses and can be made of different materials like ceramic, porcelain, composite resin, and metal.
DENTAL IMPLANTS: Of all the tooth replacement options that are available (dental implants, dental bridges, and partial dentures), dental implants are considered the most durable. They also resemble and function like natural teeth. At Beverly Dental Group, we provide traditional dental implants and All-On-4 implants when more than one tooth needs to be replaced.
DENTAL VENEERS: This popular choice in smile restoration is most commonly used to correct stained or discolored teeth, chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth, misshapen teeth, and uneven spacing between teeth. Like other procedures used in modern dental care, dental veneers are available in a selection of materials so patients can determine which material best suits their lifestyle and budget as well as their long-term and short-term goals.
As you can tell from the above list, some procedures include making choices about materials and durability. You can rest assured that Dr. Strating and his team at Beverly Dental Group will make sure that you have all the information you need specific to any procedure before committing to a decision. That’s just one of the many ways our experienced dentist delivers patient-focused care.
The term prosthodontics is analogous to prosthetics. Prosthetics are artificial devices that replace body parts such as lost or missing teeth. As a prosthodontist in Beverly, MA, Dr. Strating, DDS, MScD, has the training and experience to help patients benefit from replacing missing teeth.
In addition to performing the procedures already listed, Dr. Strating also focuses on implant-supported fixed bridges, implant-supported dentures, and whole mouth reconstruction, along with specialty dental care such as gum therapy. With over 45 years of experience, patients know that they’re receiving care from an expert in prosthodontics.
If you’re searching for a prosthodontist in Beverly, MA, make sure you give us a call to learn more about our specialty dental care.
We know that many patients may shy away from receiving the restorative dental care they need due to not having an insurance plan for dental care. But it’s our mission to make treatment affordable for all our patients. Call us today to learn more about payment plans so you can receive the procedures you need to improve a damaged tooth’s health, appearance, and functionality.