Restorative Dentistry in Mesa, AZ

Maintaining healthy oral hygiene is beneficial to your overall health and life, and Dr. Hatch offers a variety of general dentistry services to help you achieve this. During your general dentistry appointments, he’ll evaluate your mouth and recommend any further services.

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.

Sedation Dentistry

Fillings

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.

Bonding

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.

Crowns

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.

Bridges

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.

Dental Implants

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.

Dentures

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

No, you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure because Dr. Hatch will numb the area with a local anesthetic. To ease any stress you may experience, Dr. Hatch utilizes sedation dentistry so you’ll feel as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.

If you’re experiencing pain or mobility in your teeth due to wisdom tooth impaction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hatch by giving us a call at (480) 525-6000. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan so you can start on your road to wellness.

How long do fillings last?

With a good oral hygiene routine and biannual visits to see Dr. Hatch, fillings can last up to 20 years. In addition to oral hygiene and regular checkups, the longevity of the filling depends on the location and size of the filling as well as your eating habits. 

Fillings may need to be replaced with general wear or due to excessive grinding, clenching, signs of decay, chipping, and cracking. If you notice any visible signs that your fillings need to be replaced, contact us right away to avoid further complications.

How long does dental bonding last?

With a good oral hygiene routine and biannual visits to see Dr. Hatch, fillings can last up to 20 years. In addition to oral hygiene and regular checkups, the longevity of the filling depends on the location and size of the filling as well as your eating habits. 

Fillings may need to be replaced with general wear or due to excessive grinding, clenching, signs of decay, chipping, and cracking. If you notice any visible signs that your fillings need to be replaced, contact us right away to avoid further complications.

How long will a dental bridge last?

A dental bridge can last 15 years or longer. The longevity of the bridge depends largely on maintaining good oral hygiene habits of brushing twice per day and flossing daily, in addition to seeing Dr. Hatch twice-yearly for checkups and cleanings. At these appointments, he can make sure your bridges are stable and your oral health is on track. 

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth because, with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Choosing a highly recommended and trusted dentist such as Dr. Hatch will help to ensure the results are exactly what you want, so you can enjoy a lifetime of smiles.

If you’re interested in getting dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hatch by calling (480) 525-6000. During the consultation, he can examine your oral health and answer any questions you have about the procedure and its many benefits.

How long do you have to wait to get dentures after a tooth extraction?

After a tooth extraction, it will take six to eight weeks for your gums to heal before you can be fitted for dentures. This allows time for the swelling to dissipate and your new dentures will have a better fit, so your smile will be comfortable and built to last.

For your convenience, we offer various types of dentures to fit your needs. Whether you are missing just a few teeth, or an entire arch, we offer complete, partial, or implant-supported dentures so you can have the smile you desire based on your preferences.

Dr. Hatch Will Restore Your Smile

If you’re suffering from damaged or decayed teeth, Dr. Hatch is ready to evaluate your teeth and see which services are best for you. He also offers sedation dentistry to ensure you’re comfortable the entire time.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!