Restorative Dentistry
Tigard, OR

A woman smiling after receiving restorative dental services at at Lincoln Center Smiles in Portland, ORRestorative dentistry involves different services to improve the health and quality of your smile. At Lincoln Center Smiles, we will develop a treatment plan that is unique to your specific dental needs. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to restore the functions of your mouth, along with its aesthetics. In some cases, we may consult with other specialists, such as periodontists, to provide you with a solid foundation for your restorations. Your treatment plan will indicate which, if any, other specialists may be required.

The different restorative dentistry procedures we provide include:
•  Dental Crowns
Crowns provide strength, support, and protection for teeth that have experienced more substantial damage, preventing the need for tooth extraction. Crowns are typically made out of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or ceramic. Metal crowns are the strongest, but ceramic provides the best aesthetic results.
•  Dental Bridges
A bridge is a restoration designed to replace one to three missing teeth. Typically made from ceramic, it consists of your replacement tooth (or teeth) between two crowns. The crowns anchor the bridge in place by way of the adjacent healthy teeth.
•  Dentures
Dentures have been used for quite some time to replace missing teeth. They can replace sections of missing teeth, through use of partial dentures, or all of the teeth in a single, or both, arches with full dentures.
•  Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with your jawbone. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of teeth.
•  Dental Fillings
Tooth decay causes cavities, which start from one point and spread to the whole tooth. Dental fillings are the best way of restoring the tooth, a process that involves removing the decayed part and filling it to prevent the spread.
•  Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are two options for restoring a tooth. They are similar in some ways to fillings or crowns, and they have been used for quite some time. If you only need to replace a cusp on the top of your tooth, it is possible an inlay or onlay may be the ideal solution. While they are not as common as fillings or crowns, they are still an option that at times works very well.
•  Root Canals
Root canals are used to treat infected teeth. The infection occurs when bacteria build up in the root of a tooth, which can cause intense pain and swelling around the area. If left untreated, it could lead to more severe conditions such as an abscess or even bone infections. A dentist or oral surgeon performs a root canal procedure to remove the infected or injured dental pulp. The treatment provides a suitable solution to safeguard the tooth structure.
•  Tooth Extractions
You may need to have a tooth pulled or have already had one pulled. This common practice is called dental extraction. It is fully removing a tooth from its socket, detaching it from its ligaments and root nerves. If you have any heavily decayed teeth that are beyond saving, or if you are getting dentures, an extraction may be necessary.

If you have any questions regarding restorative dentistry or the procedures we provide, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact Lincoln Center Smiles today at (503) 598-0898.
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