Restorative dentistry includes dental treatments and procedures that restore your oral health to optimal conditions after you suffer from dental disease, fractures, etc. Whether you’ve broken your teeth, lost them to gum disease, or if you’re suffering from fractured and chipped teeth, you need to seek restorative dentistry services.
At West Orem Dental, we offer a number of restorative dentistry services such as composite fillings, root canals, dental implants, dentures and partials, gum disease treatment, crowns & bridges, and bone grafting. Please continue reading for a detailed overview of our restorative dentistry services.
Necessity of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is useful or necessary in a number of different situations. The following are some of the most common issues requiring restorative dentistry:
- Replacing your teeth when you’ve lost them to gum disease, fractures, or injuries.
- Fixing or replacing your teeth to enhance your speech and eating abilities.
- Protecting your teeth from further infection and bacterial decay.
- Preventing complete tooth decay or tooth loss.
We all suffer from cavities once in a while for several factors. We may get cavities due to poor oral hygiene, because we eat too many sweets which invite bacteria, due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and various other factors. When you get cavities in your teeth, the dentist removes all of the decayed parts of your teeth and cleans the cavity to prevent dental decay from spreading. Following that the dentist applies composite fillings, i.e., tooth-colored composite resin material that seals the cavity. The composite resin looks just like teeth and no one can tell that you’ve received fillings.
Root canal is a procedure you have to go for if you fail to treat your dental cavities in time. If you allow the bacterial infection to spread, it can eventually infect your pulp chamber. When this happens, the dentist has to remove all of the pulp and infected nerves from the pulp chamber and then seal the cavity. This is the only way to prevent the decay from spreading further and to protect your teeth. In some cases, the dentist may recommend attaching a dental crown to protect the weakened tooth, especially if it’s a tooth that receives high impact due to chewing or grinding.
Dental implants are the best possible replacements for missing teeth. These are metal frameworks that are attached to the jawbone under the hollowed socket of the missing tooth. Since the metal framework or post is drilled into the jawbone, it essentially becomes a rooted part of your body. A dental crown or bridge is then attached over the dental implant to replace the missing tooth. This is the most effective and permanent way to replace your lost tooth.
My minor procedure was pleasant, quick and painless. Dr. Grant and his assistant were very cordial, professional and informative about the procedure and the follow up care.
I had another regular scheduled appointment at West Orem dental. Ease and flexible scheduling. Walked in, friendly service with no wait. X-rays and cleaning was smooth and relaxing. The friendly service and customer care had me lose track of time. I already scheduled my next appointment. Glad me and my family made the switch to West Orem Dental.
Heard about Dr. Grant at W.Orem Dental through a friend and I’m so glad I did. Office staff is very friendly and organized. Dr. Grant did great work on my fillings and left me in virtually no pain at all. I’ll definitely be going back.
Dr Grant is extremely patient with his clients. He goes out of his way to ensure your comfortable. He genuinely cares about excellence in his work. He gives personal service and takes his time with you individually. Dr Grant is not Just another dentist.
Excellent dentistry with super competent and friendly staff. First rate work! Can’t recommend highly enough!
I hate the dentist but I LOVE West Orem Dental, entering the doors are full of smiles and welcomes from Mary and Stephanie they make me feel way more comfortable, the service was great as usual I will be returning soon they’re the best
My family and I have been coming to Dr. Grant for years. We love his dental work, very professional and good bedside manner. His staff is very helpful. They also accept Care Crédit for those unexpected dental expenses that dental insurance doesn’t cover. I definitely recommend West Orem Dental.
I have been going to West Orem Dental Center for many years for all of my dental needs. The staff is so caring, kind and gentle. Their work is exceptional. Thank you for restoring my smile. I appreciate all that you do.
West Orem Dental is great. Dr. Grant and his staff are very professional. They make your dental visit experience as comfortable as possible. I’ve been a customer for many years and have always been welcomed with smiling faces.
Been coming here since I was five now its over 40 years later and I’m bringing my kids
Dr Watkins was always great and now Mark Grant is just as good and makes us always feel important
Mary is great also always finding out answers to my many questions!!
I’ve been going to the West Orem Dental for over a decade and have never been disappointed. The staff is amazing, they make you feel right at home. This is the most efficient place I’ve ever been to. Thank you West Orem Dental Center for always taking care of my teeth. They even make a Dental extraction pleasant and easy.
I have been going there for years and Dr Grant is a great dentist. He is very friendly and caring plus I am very pleased with the work he has done on my teeth.
The people are caring and do a good job to educate you about the importance of good dental health. I recommend them to take care of all your dental needs. Thank You West Orem Dental
Dr. Grant, is a good, and caring dentist…He listens to you, and helps you to decide the best treatment for your problem…I had a root canal , yesterday, was scared to death..my first one… I didn’t need to be afraid…it was a snap ! If you need a good dentist, he’s you man ..
Mary and Stephanie we absolutely amazing!!! I came in with horrible pain and needing a tooth extracted and they fit me in immediately and worked with me on everything!! I cannot tell you how amazed I am with these guys!!! And Dr Grant is one of a kind!!! No pain and super quick!!! Love love love!!!!
Well I found this dentist thru my insurance. They were great. The dentist did a great job on my teeth and dentures. I have received a lot of compliments on my teeth. I would recommend them in a minute. I even send my sister there and she was happy with the work they did on her teeth.
Very patient and explains everything … About to get my first root canal and I am very calm knowing that Dr. Grant will do an awesome job.. staff is very welcoming and make sure you are taken care of.
I have seen Dr Grant several times. I had a wisdom tooth pulled. It wasn’t an easy process, tooth just had broken the gums and had been this way for years. Dr Grant did a wonderful job, I had no pain during the procedure or afterwards, only soreness. I’m now having a root canal done and have also been well taken of….no pain. He informs you of what he will be doing. He and all his staff are very friendly. It is so comforting to walk in the door and be greeted by smiling faces from the ladies at the front desk. I feel important as a patient, well taken care of and recommend Dr Grant to anyone who is in need of a great dentist.
I have been coming to West Orem for over 20 years. The service is remarkable and the staff is wonderful. Dr Grant is the best and he is very sensitive to your needs. The staff goes over and beyond to help you and make you feel like you are the only patient in the world. Thank you West Orem Dental for caring enough to give me the best of your service.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are removable appliances that you wear on your teeth. These are also used to replace missing teeth but they’re a lot more reasonable and doesn’t involve any surgeries. The teeth are mounted on a base made of a gum-colored material so it looks just like real teeth. Partials, in comparison, are partial dentures meant for people who have lost only some of their teeth. The biggest issue with dentures and partials is that they slide off your mouth easily and you have to take them off regularly to clean and maintain them. As such, they never feel like a natural part of your mouth but rather like an attachment.
Gum disease is an issue in which there is plaque and tartar accumulation in your teeth and gums, which leads to gum disease and dental decay. Gum disease progresses in two stages — gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease when you have excessive plaque and tartar in your teeth and there may be some inflammation of the gums. Periodontitis is the next stage of gum disease when pockets form between your gums and teeth, which leads to gum recession. Gum disease is a chronic condition and it must be treated immediately or it will continue getting worse. Initial stages of gum disease can be treated with procedures like scaling and root planing. But if gum disease progresses further, you may need root canals or even complete tooth extraction.
Crown & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are realistic tooth-like covers or replacements for your teeth. Dental crowns are basically caps that you attach over your existing teeth in order to conceal dental issues like broken teeth, chipped teeth, yellowed teeth, misalignment, etc. The dentist has to remove the external parts of your teeth in order to accommodate the dental crown. Dental bridges are a set of fake teeth that are attached to the dental crowns and they effectively replace missing teeth. Tooth-colored crowns and bridges are made of porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin materials.
Tooth loss is quickly followed by loss of bone structure in the hollowed socket. If you lose too much bone structure, then you can’t later get dental implants because the implants need to be attached to the jawbone. If you’ve lost too much bone structure already, the dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure to help with bone regrowth. During the procedure, bone grafts are taken from other animals, other people, from another part of the individual’s body, or from synthetic materials and planted in the affected area. This eventually leads to bone growth, which makes it possible for you to get dental implants.
Schedule your Restorative Dentistry Appointment
At West Orem Dental, we use the best and least invasive restorative dentistry services to restore your oral health to optimal conditions. For more information, please schedule your restorative dentistry appointment today.