Even if you do your best to ensure you have good oral health, there’s still the possibility that you’ll need to receive restorative work after a dental trauma or other mishap at some point in your life. Whether you have a simple cavity or are missing tooth, Arizona Dental Heights will work with you to determine the best way to restore your smile.
Extractions/ Wisdom Teeth Removal
There are multiple reasons to remove a patient’s tooth. If a tooth is severely decayed, the only way to protect the gums and teeth around it may be to extract it. When the nerve and root are attacked by bacteria, the tooth becomes impossible to save.
Wisdom teeth removal is a popular procedure among our patients. They’re often removed due to discomfort, overcrowding, or decay. Since 85% of people decide to have their wisdom teeth removed, a popular option is to have them removed before they surface above the gums.
When tooth decay is found in its earlier stage, Dr. Hatch will recommend fillings to remove the bacteria and restore the tooth. During this process, Dr. Hatch removes the cavity-causing bacteria and fills the space with a tooth-colored composite resin.
If any of your teeth are chipped, cracked, or discolored, Dr. Hatch may offer you a bonding procedure. In order to restore your tooth, he’ll match a composite resin to the color of your teeth. Next, he’ll place the resin over your tooth to cover the imperfection. Bonding is a quicker and generally less costly alternative to veneers.
When fillings aren’t enough to correct a cavity in the tooth, Dr. Hatch will place a crown over it to restore its function and enhance its appearance. The purpose of our crowns is to cover the tooth to protect it from further damage. Unlike most dental practices in Mesa, we use our advanced technology that allows us to place your crown in just one visit.
Dr. Hatch uses restorative dentistry to restore already missing teeth as well. A popular tooth replacement procedure is called a bridge. When a patient is missing a tooth, we can replace it with a ceramic or porcelain tooth that supports an artificial tooth on either side. This treatment protects and restores three of your teeth at once.
If you’re looking for a natural-looking solution to restore one or both arches of teeth, ask Dr. Hatch about All-on-4 dental implants. We’re able to restore your smile using as little as four implants. They’re attached directly to your existing jawbone so they are fully functioning and look like real teeth.
Obtaining a full set of beautiful teeth is important for many people, which is why we offer dentures. Some of our patients may need to replace an entire arch of teeth with dentures because they’re too nervous to receive dental implants or they don’t qualify. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat and speak efficiently, and dentures can make these everyday tasks easier.