Restorative dentistry is a general group of dental services that are meant to restore your smile. Restorative dentistry procedures are usually reserved for people whose teeth are cracked, chipped, decayed, infected, missing, or broken. The type of restorative options that Dr. Hanson and his staff offer at Oregon Smile Care Center include tooth fillings, root canals, dental crowns and dental bridges, dental implants, and dental veneers. If you have problems with one or more teeth and want them restored to their former appearance and functionality, make an appointment to our restorative dentistry Salem, OR area with Dr. Hanson at Oregon Smile Care Center today!
Dental Implants: Replacing Missing Teeth In Salem, OR
One of the most damaging things that you can do to your oral health is to let a missing tooth go untreated. When you don’t replace a tooth, you are putting yourself in danger of losing the tissue and bone that surrounded the tooth. The reason that bone and tissue deteriorate is because there is no longer a tooth for the bone and tissue to support. In other words, they no longer have a purpose, so they go away. When bone is lost, it can greatly affect your appearance because it will shrink your jawline. This deterioration of tissue and bone can also lead to other teeth in the surrounding area to become loose and eventually fall out.
The healthiest and best looking way to replace missing teeth is to have dental implants placed. Dental implants will effectively replace the roots that were lost with your natural teeth. The replacement of roots will ensure that the tissue and bone will not deteriorate; in fact, they will regrow around your dental implant. This helps your oral health a great deal, and it also gives your teeth improved appearance and functionality.
At Oregon Smile Care Center, we can help you receive All-on-4 implants, single tooth replacements, implant-supported dentures, and more. Dr. Hanson places dental implants in conjunction with oral surgeons in town, and then Dr. Hanson can restore your implants with our custom dental crowns and dental bridges, or dentures.
Root Canal Procedures To Heal Infected Teeth
When infection has taken over the inside of a tooth all the way down to the roots, you’ll need a procedure to not only remove the infection but also to fully restore the infected tooth. This is done through a root canal treatment. A root canal is a painless procedure that involves going inside the tooth to remove any infected pulp and nerves and clean the roots of your teeth. After this is done, the tooth is filled and sealed up and checked up on at a later visit. Root canal therapy is key to keeping your oral health and overall health at an optimal level. After the root canal is finished, we may place a crown over top of the tooth to protect it from further damage.