Is your smile affected by teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored – or missing altogether? If so, restorative dentistry can return both function and beauty to your smile. The practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., provides outstanding reconstructive care, including full-mouth rehabilitation, using dental implants and other restorative dentistry treatments. If you are interested in learning more about how these procedures can help you meet your dental goals, please contact us today! Our office accepts all new patients.
Restorative (Reconstructive) Dentistry
Restorative dentistry, or reconstructive dentistry, is performed to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or badly discolored, as well as to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Without treatment, these problems can prevent proper oral functioning, diminish one’s self-esteem, and cause even worse problems over time. However, through restorative dentistry, even badly damaged smiles can be fully reconstructed. The practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., is affiliated with the prestigious Utah Valley Dental Lab, creator of world-class ceramic tooth restorations.
Dental crowns – tooth-shaped shells crafted of attractive ceramic or metal materials – are an excellent solution to damaged or missing teeth. A crown can be placed either over a damaged tooth to conceal aesthetic flaws and protect it from further damage or in the gap left by a missing tooth. Crowns are frequently used to cover damaged teeth after root canal therapy, to top dental implants, and to secure dental bridges.
Placement of Dental Crowns
The placement process for dental crowns typically requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth and a second to place the crown. The dentist begins each visit by administering a local anesthetic. In the first visit, he shaves away a small portion of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the crown. Then, he takes an impression of the teeth and mouth, which he sends to the dental laboratory that will craft the crown. Finally, he places a temporary crown, which the patient wears until the permanent version is ready (typically about a week). In the second visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown. He then places the temporary crown and bonds it in place with dental-grade cement. Finally, he assures its fit with the surrounding teeth and bite.
If you need treatment for a dental problem, contact the practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D. We provide advanced restorative dentistry, including dental crowns.
Full-mouth rehabilitation is a dream come true for many patients whose smiles are severely marred by complex structural and aesthetic flaws. Dr. Shukovsky combines cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry treatments as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to fully restore the smile. For example, he may replace a missing tooth with an implant-supported restoration, cover a badly damaged tooth with a dental crown, and brighten the smile with teeth whitening.
Dental implants are among the most durable and natural-looking tooth-replacement options. Implants are titanium posts that are used to replace the root of a missing tooth and anchor a crown, bridge, or set of dentures directly to the jawbone. Implant-supported tooth restorations do not shift or slip, and they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Learn More about Dental Crowns and Other Restorative Dentistry Options
If you need treatment for a broken, damaged, or missing tooth or any other dental problem, contact the practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shukovsky and his team provide outstanding restorative dentistry with dental crowns and other treatments.