Restorative Dentistry

restorative dentistry at creekside with dr. leffler

When a person is lacking the full strength and structure of their teeth due to missing or damaged teeth, restorative dentistry brings back the function and integrity.

At Creekside Family Dental, we provide various restorative treatments for patients of Gahanna, OH.

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

The goal of this type of dentistry is to restore your full ability to chew, talk and smile by fixing problem areas. Restorative dentistry gives options for tooth loss, whether you are missing a few or all of your teeth. It can also help when your teeth are too damaged to keep.

These services promote good oral health by taking care of problems from decayed, damaged or missing teeth. For example, using restorative treatments to replace decayed teeth can stop the progression of the decay from extending to other teeth and gums. There are also problems that can occur from missing teeth, such as shifting or a loss of jawbone structure. Filling the gaps with replacement teeth offers solutions to these problems.

Restorative dentistry includes numerous dentistry procedures that we can customize to fit your unique case. At our office, we aim to use the most conservative approach while considering each patient’s goals and needs. We put you in charge of your decision-making while providing helpful information.

Which Restorative Treatments Does Your Office Have?

These are the main restorative options we use to solve missing or severely damaged teeth:

  • Implant Restoration: This treatment fixes a tooth replacement attached to an implant, such as a crown, that has become damaged.
  • Bridges: This solution fills a gap by attaching a bridge to the surrounding natural teeth.
  • Dentures (Full and Partial): These are removable prosthetics that fill the space of a few missing teeth or a full set of teeth.
  • Implant-Support Dentures: We can provide extra stability by permanently attaching dentures to implants.
  • Porcelain Restorations: Our dentist provides tooth colored restorations that blend in with natural teeth.

We use cutting-edge digital technology to scan your mouth for restorations like bridges or dentures (full or partial). Then, we have a lab create the restoration based on the scan to perfectly fit your mouth. We provide in-office adjustments to ensure the proper fit and function.

How Do I Know Which Restorative Treatment I Need?

The various restorative options are similar but work in slightly different ways. We tailor the restoration based on factors like the number of teeth missing, your preferences and your budget.

Our dentist talks to you about the options that fit your situation, and together we can choose the right one. We never push more dental work than you need, and we are transparent about how there may be different ways to fill in your missing teeth.

To give you an idea, we may recommend a bridge to fill a space that is surrounded by two healthy teeth. Full or partial dentures offer an affordable, effective option that can be removable or permanently kept in place through dental implants. Ultimately, we inform you of your options and allow you to choose the one that’s right for you.

Get Started With Restorative Dentistry

The first step of restorative dentistry is to have a consultation visit. During this appointment, our dentist provides an exam and discusses treatment options with you.

Make your consultation appointment by contacting our office.