Madhavi Yerneni, D.M.D

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Dental Services -- Restorative Services

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Restorative Services

Teeth that are damaged by decay or injury will not heal like other tissues in our body. Hence they need to be replaced or restored by an artificial material. The various restorative services are as follows:

  1. Tooth Colored Filling
  2. Veneers
  3. Crowns
  4. Bridges
  5. Dentures
  6. Root Canal Treatment
  7. Implants

Tooth Colored Fillings

Using the latest technology we can now provide restoration for your teeth that look very natural. These composite restorative materials come in a variety of colors and can be matched to your tooth. The old unsightly fillings can be replaced with these esthetic composites. They are a good esthetic alternative to the old fashioned silver amalgam fillings.

Veneers

Teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn or discolored can be perfectly restored with Veneers. They provide a very conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, and shape. Veneers are ultra thin shells of porcelain that custom fit your teeth. These veneers can close gaps, disguise discolored teeth, change the length, shade and color of the teeth. Veneers even mask undesirable defects such as teeth stained by tetracycline use, by injury or by a root canal procedure. Veneers are even done to close the gaps between the front teeth.

Crowns

A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth to restore it to its normal size, shape and strength. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken down and the problem cannot be solved with a filling. Other indications of a crown are to attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, and cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth. They can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain with a metal substructure. Porcelain crowns look very natural and don't have a dark metal line.

Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge usually covers two teeth, one tooth in front and one tooth behind the missing tooth. They can be made with gold, porcelain, or porcelain with metal substructure. Crown and Bridge work is best for correcting major structural or functional problems, with individual teeth, missing teeth or general bite dysfunction.

Dentures

They are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. If it replaces all of the missing teeth it is called a complete denture. If it replaces some of the missing teeth it is called a partial denture. Complete dentures are made of plastic resin material. Partial dentures were traditionally made of metal with plastic resin coat in some areas but now can even be made with fully plastic resin material also called as flexi partials which are a lot mare esthetic.

Root canal treatment

Sometimes the pulp/nerve inside the tooth can become infected or inflamed. It can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth, or a blow to the tooth that may necessitate a root canal treatment. It involves removal of the infected or inflamed pulp/nerve, cleaning the tooth and placement of a plastic filling to seal the space. After completion of a root canal treatment most teeth will need to be crowned/capped to protect it from further breakage.

Implants

Implants are being used to successfully replace teeth for people in all age groups with esthetic result. It is an option to replace missing tooth/teeth. It involves surgery where a metal or ceramic post equivalent to a root of the tooth is inserted into the jawbone. Bone eventually forms around it and secures the post to the patients jawbone. A crown /cap is made on the implant to replace the missing tooth. An oral surgeon would do the surgical part and the general dentist would make the crown.