Nearly all adults have experienced some tooth damage–whether it’s due to cavities, trauma, or gum disease, most people have had at least one restorative dental procedure by the time they reach adulthood. Inertia Dental offers an array of restorative procedures to take care of most any dental need, and we’ll do our best to make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and informed.
Dental decay is the number-one chronic disease in the world according to the World Health Organization. Tooth decay occurs when the good and bad bacteria in your mouth and on your teeth are out of balance. A healthy mouth has a network of good and bad bacteria, but when bad bacteria begin to overtake the oral environment, they begin to damage the teeth and gums. There are a series of risk factors that can help us understand why some people are more prone tooth decay:
Inertia Dental can recommend ways to mitigate risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease through changes in routine and other methods. No matter what your current dental state, we are here to help you and your family move forward toward better oral and overall health without judgment.
If you need a filling, tooth colored fillings are an amazing option. Made of composite resin, they are color-matched to your teeth and do not expand or contract with heat/cold. Some of the benefits of tooth colored fillings are listed on the right:
If you have tooth decay that is more extensive and cannot be repaired by a regular filling, we may suggest an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays are intermediate tooth-colored restorations between a filling and a crown in size and scope and are placed to prevent further decay. An inlay protects the surface area of he tooth, but if the chewing surface and cusps both need support, an onlay will be just the thing.
Dental crowns can support a significantly damaged tooth and are placed to repair and protect from more extensive decay. The crown, or cap, is placed over the remaining healthy tooth structure. Dental crowns are durable, reliable, and natural-looking and will return your tooth to optimal form and function.
Dental crowns provide:
Crown lengthening is a restorative procedure that also has cosmetic benefits. If you have tooth decay below the gum line, we may remove and reshape the gum tissue to make the crown of your tooth appear longer and even the aesthetic ratio of gums to teeth. Crown lengthening can be performed on single or multiple teeth to bring out your most balanced, beautiful smile.
If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth between two healthy teeth, a dental bridge may be the solution for you. A bridge is a prosthetic attached via metal or plastic to two healthy teeth with an artificial tooth between to fill the gap. Bridges can be removable or more permanently fixed depending on your dental case and personal preference.
The benefits of a dental bridge include:
If you are missing several teeth–or all your teeth–don’t be discouraged! Dr. Marcovici is ready to walk you through rebuilding your smile. Dentures and partials have come a long way as far as comfort, durability, and aesthetics. These are not your grandma’s dentures!
Patients with dentures or partials enjoy:
If you’d like to discuss partials or dentures as a tooth replacement option, call Inertia Dental today. We’d love to help you smile again!
In a perfect world, preventive care with oral hygiene and healthy habits would eliminate the need for restorative dentistry altogether. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Sometimes, things happen. Whether it was caused by gum disease or decay, or even the result of some sort of dental trauma, Dr. Marcovici and our team at Inertia Dental can digitally design, create and place many types of restorations, including Dental Implants, right here in our North Reading office.
The benefits of dental implants include: