When you have teeth whose health, strength, function, or appearance has been comprised by things like cavities, infection, decay, or trauma, our restorative dentistry services in Ballwin, MO can help restore and repair them. Restorative dentistry allows us to repair your smile's foundation, bring back the youthfulness of your gums and teeth, and foster improved oral health.
At Bergman Family Dental, we have a dedicated team that provides gentle, personalized dental care and treatment to our patients. We go above and beyond your expectations to show you the support you need in receiving dental care and lend you guidance through the journey of maintaining excellent oral health.
Our Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Our dental practice offers numerous restorative dentistry procedures. Each procedure is tailored to align with your unique dental needs.
We use these caps to encase and protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay from deteriorating further or breaking apart. Crowns also hold together pieces of cracked teeth to strengthen them. We can also restore broken teeth that are severely worn down by placing crowns. A tooth that carries a large filling but not much structure left can be covered and supported with a dental crown.
Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embedded into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. The restoration is considered an inlay if it is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The restoration is considered an onlay if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.
At Bergman Family Dental, we strive to keep your teeth in a beautiful, healthy state. Our preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services are designed to provide you with a lifetime of natural teeth. Unfortunately, this is not always the possible. Sometimes, tooth extraction may be a necessary step to improve your oral health. Not to worry, though, we offer several solutions that replace missing teeth!
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy" center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
If you are seeking viable solutions for your damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, Bergman Family Dental is the chosen dental clinic in Ballwin, MO. Contact us at (636) 391-9666 to book an appointment!