At the Office of Dr. Bellisario, Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario and Dr. David Robbins provide comprehensive dental restorations to patients. Restorative dentistry can address complex problems including TMJ disorders and periodontitis. Restoring the smile improves the function and health of the teeth, gums, and even jaw.
Dr. Bellisario and Dr. Robbins take a proactive approach to create restorations for missing and damaged teeth. They will create models of your restoration to help visualize your new smile.
Using impressions of the teeth, they create temporary restorations. They can make changes in these restorations so patients can understand how their permanent restorations will look once they are complete. This hands-on approach to restorative care creates precise, beautiful results.
Restorative Dentistry in Ardmore, PA
With our restorative dental solutions, patients support the full function of their smiles:
For patients with consecutive lost teeth, we recommend a dental bridge. Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that may be secured by crown-capped teeth or dental implants. Bridges can “bridge the gap” left by missing permanent teeth.
A dental crown is a porcelain ceramic cap that fully covers a natural tooth. Tooth crowns may also be used to top dental implants or implant restorations. They can also protect worn or weakened teeth and brighten dull and discolored teeth.
As one of the most versatile dental restorations, dental implants can restore single or multiple teeth. Implants are titanium posts that an oral surgeon inserts into the jaw bone. Once the implant has healed, it creates a foundation for dental restorations. Patients who need to replace one missing tooth or their whole smile can receive implant-secured restorations.
Dentures & Partials
Full and partial dentures restore rows and arches of missing teeth. Oftentimes, we will recommend implant-secured dentures over more traditional options. This is because implant-supported dentures support the gum tissue and any remaining natural teeth.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can begin as gum inflammation but slowly progress into gum recession and tooth loss. The best ways to prevent gum disease are regular dental visits and a good oral hygiene routine. Removing harmful bacteria from the mouth minimizes build-up on the teeth and gums.
TMJ disorders occur when the temporomandibular joints are injured or under stress. These joints are important because they connect the skull to the jaw bone and aid in speaking, biting, and chewing. Patients with TMJ disorders may clench and grind their teeth when stressed or even unconsciously during sleep. Physical therapy and nightguards are some of the best options for TMJ patients.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you have questions about restorative dentistry? Read answers to common questions many patients have about dental restorations:
Can I receive dental implants for my bridge or denture?
Yes, we often recommend dental implants for patients with multiple missing teeth. Dental implants create a more stable foundation for dental prosthetics. Alternatively, removable dental bridges and dentures simply lay on the gums and do not support any remaining teeth or gum tissue.
Will I need a crown after a root canal?
Some patients will require additional support following their root canal treatment. We can provide white fillings to seal the tooth after we remove decay within the tooth chamber. A dental crown may cover the filling if patients have severely worn or damaged teeth.
How can dental lasers treat gum disease?
With laser dentistry, we can fight gum disease and provide gum grafting services to our patients. We can remove infected gum tissue with precise cuts. For patients with receding gums, we can graft healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth. This healthy gum tissue preserves teeth and supports the patient’s overall gum health.
Request a Dental Consultation
Contact the Office of Dr. Bellisario for comfortable restorative care today at (610) 839-8967. Schedule a dental appointment with our experienced dental team on our website. We welcome any further questions from patients at their consultations.