High-Quality Restorations in Scottsdale, AZ
Restorative dentistry has come a long way, and you can now enjoy faster recovery times, safer procedures, and more affordable costs. Our dental team is equipped with the latest tools and technologies to deliver advanced care in a compassionate and caring environment. Whether you need a simple filling or a dental implant, we offer detailed treatment and individual attention to make your visit a great experience.
The team at Signature Smiles offers comprehensive restorative dentistry to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, McCormick Ranch, and the Salt River Indian Community. We enjoy helping you improve your smile and your self-esteem, and we offer a variety of specials to help you save. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
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Why Restorative Dental Care is Important
Dental restorations are among the best treatment options for correcting oral health issues. Using a combination of advanced techniques, our team can help you treat infections, repair chips, and cracks, and replace missing teeth. Signature Smiles provides a wide variety of treatments to correct dental issues and strengthen your overall oral health, including:
- Composite & Amalgam Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Fixed Bridges
- Dentures & Partials
- Dental Implants
- Implant-Supported Restorations
- Root Canal Therapy
- Laser Treatments
Customize Your Restorative Treatment Plan
Restorative dentistry offers many different individual treatments that can be combined into a customized treatment plan. The goal is to correct immediate problems and manage your ongoing oral health in a way that is convenient and affordable. Just about everyone will experience the need for one or more restorative treatments in their lifetime, and we can help ensure that your optimal oral health is maintained.
Composite & Amalgam Fillings
Fillings are one of the most common procedures available for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Composite fillings satisfy both because the durable material is also the color of your natural enamel. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals (mostly mercury, copper, and silver) and can be a more cost-effective solution based on which tooth needs treatment. We make sure you understand all the benefits of each filling so you can make an informed decision.
Porcelain crowns cover the surface of your tooth to restore its original shape. Porcelain crowns are among the most durable solutions out there because they bond tightly with the tooth surface. In some cases, porcelain crowns are fused with metal so they can withstand intense bite pressure. Crowns are also combined with many other restorative treatments such as bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants.
A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and start problems with other teeth shifting out of alignment. A fixed bridge uses two crowns placed on each side of the space with a custom prosthetic suspended in between. Having that gap filled lets you smile with confidence again and prevents your other teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are one of the most cost-effective restoration options available. Multiple missing teeth can cause biting and chewing problems that can negatively impact your overall oral health. Dentures are removable devices designed to fit comfortably on your gums with minimal irritation. Whether you are missing just a few teeth or an entire arch, dentures can economically restore your smile and promote long term oral health.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy involves removing infected pulp inside a tooth to save as much original structure as possible. Root canal therapy prevents tooth decay from affecting neighboring teeth and causing other complications. Our first choice is always to save a tooth, if possible because nothing is better than the natural dental structure you were born with.
In some cases, a tooth damaged by trauma or decay cannot be saved with root canal therapy. In these cases, extracting the tooth will prevent further difficulties and make it easier to restore your oral health. Our expert team can help you determine if an extraction is the best option for you, and make sure your procedure is safe, comfortable, and effective. Our advanced techniques make your recovery faster and provide numerous options to replace your tooth in a way that fits your budget and your lifestyle.
Dental Implants for a Complete Smile
Dental implants are a complete and permanent way of replacing missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium post, an abutment, and a custom crown to provides you with a new tooth, from root to crown. The implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it integrates with the surrounding tissue to form a secure base for your crown. The post acts as a tooth root and provides essential stimulation to the bone and helps maintain a youthful facial appearance. Implants are easy to take care of and can be combined with bridges and dentures to create a more permanent restoration.
What Restorations Work with Implants?
Restorations using dental implants are an investment in your long-term oral health. Depending on how many teeth are missing, we have restorations for you.
Single missing tooth – We use a crown for single tooth replacement. This crown sits on an abutment which is attached to the implant. It is often used in the smile zone as it blends in seamlessly with neighboring teeth.
A row of missing teeth – We use an implant-supported bridge or partial denture to replace multiple teeth in a row. This prosthetic is a stand-alone, permanent solution that does not compromise nearby teeth.
A full arch of teeth – Implant-supported dentures replace the bottom, upper, or both arches of teeth. This type of denture is supported by as few as four implants.
Your comfort is an important part of the treatment plan. If you have dental anxieties or a low pain threshold, talk to us. We want to educate you about the process, so you are confident each time you visit. Knowing what to expect can eradicate dental fear. Our compassionate staff and dentists will help answer all your questions about sedation options and how they can help make the experience more relaxing.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
If you want to know if dental implant solutions are right for you, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. We use advanced technology to take x-rays of your mouth with a special focus on the integrity of your jaw bone and gum health. We will also ask questions about your medical history to make sure that the implant process will work for you.
Once qualified, your treatment plan may consist of preliminary procedures to optimize your implants for the best results. These services may include gum disease therapy, extraction, or bone grafts to strengthen the targeted bone area for placement.
Gum Disease Treatment - We want to make sure your gum tissue is free from disease and infection and will perform dental scaling and root planing treatment if you have periodontal disease.
Extraction – We perform tooth extraction when you have untreatable teeth, or we need to prepare your mouth for a full denture.
Bone Graft – When the jaw does not have enough bone to support the implant rod properly, a graft will help regenerate bone to the targeted area.
Should I Get Dental Implants?
We often address the topic of tooth replacement when you come to us with missing teeth or need extraction treatment. During these conversations, we answer your questions about the cost of implant dentistry in comparison to other cosmetic dental services. We need to explore all options and discuss the benefits of each, which includes cost, for you to make an informed decision about your oral health.
Sedation is beneficial if you have so much fear that it prevents you from going to the dentist. It can provide a relaxing and anxiety-free treatment experience so you can receive the essential dental care you need. It can also be useful if you:
- Have a low pain threshold
- Are unable to sit still in the dentist’s chair
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Need a large amount of dental work done
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums
To make your appointments more comfortable, we provide nitrous oxide and oral sedation as needed. If you need many procedures done at once or more complicated oral surgery, we can also administer IV sedation. Sedation makes time fly by quickly, and you’ll have a much more pleasant experience.
Comprehensive Restorative Dental Care
Our team is experienced in all aspects of restorative dentistry to help you achieve the best possible long-term results. Restorative treatment today includes all the disciplines that dentistry has to offer, providing an integrated approach for optimal dental health. We use many different techniques to improve the strength and beauty of your smile and customize our service to fit your unique needs and preferences.
Contact our Scottsdale, AZ, dental practice today to find out more!
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