Restorative Dental Treatments in Utah
Sometimes, our teeth need more help than preventive care can provide. From crowns and bridges to completely new smiles with dental implants, our team can restore your teeth to health and give you back a beautiful smile.
We use dental crowns to cover and protect teeth that are cracked or chipped. Crowns are carefully molded to fit amongst your other healthy teeth, and to match their color as well. Once they are fitted and bonded to your tooth, they look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, and provide protection against further damage and decay. Crowns are also used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth.
If you’re missing a tooth or two, a fixed dental bridge can be used to give you back a full smile with full function. A dental bridge is connected to crowns on either side of a gap. A false tooth sits on the bridge to replace a missing tooth. If you’re ready to fix and protect your smile, call Save Dental today.
Advancements in dental technology have given us the ability to replace many missing teeth with dentures that are lighter and more comfortable than ever before. If you’re missing an entire arch, or even most of your teeth, our Doctors can design and fit you with dentures that give you back the function of your teeth. Designing and fitting your dentures will take a few appointments, but once they’re fitted, you’ll be back to eating most of your favorite foods once again.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implants
Patients who are missing one or more teeth may benefit from dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone. Because of their biocompatible nature, the posts eventually fuse with the bone, creating a solid, strong anchor for a restoration such as a dental crown or bridge.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants look, feel, and function just like your natural, healthy teeth.
- When used in conjunction with crowns, bridges, or dentures, dental implants can help maintain the shape of your face and jaw.
- Dental implants that are properly cared for can last for years.
Dental implants are also ideal for stabilizing dentures for patients currently wearing loose, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting dentures. To stabilize your dentures, we’ll place mini dental implants (MDIs) strategically along your arch. The MDIs have specially-shaped ball joints on the ends. Holes are carefully drilled into your denture. These holes line up perfectly with the MDIs, and your denture fits snugly into place over the implants.
Give your smile a second chance with dentures and dental implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Tooth pain, if ignored for too long, could lead to even more painful infection of the tooth. If a tooth becomes infected, our dentists may recommend a root canal to rid the tooth of the infection and protect it against damage. During a root canal, our team removes the infected tooth pulp, then fills and seals the tooth to guard against future infection. Finally, a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth to prevent damage and give the tooth much-needed strength.
We know that the term “root canal” can send shivers down the spines of even the calmest of patients. But many patients have told us that the pain caused by the tooth infection is typically much worse than any discomfort they feel during or after a root canal. If the doctor decides that a root canal is the best way to save your natural tooth, our team will ensure that you are properly sedated and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically erupt in a person’s late teen or early adult years. Some people are lucky enough to have their wisdom teeth come in properly, but most of us aren’t that lucky. In fact, for most of us, there is little room left in our mouth, so wisdom teeth come in crooked, cause other permanent teeth to shift, or don’t erupt properly and become abscessed and infected.
To help avoid the problems that their eruption can cause, we recommend having wisdom teeth removed before they erupt. Our Doctors can remove wisdom teeth at any of our dental office. If the Doctor determines that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, he will walk you through the procedure, address any of your concerns, and provide the proper sedation to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.
Contact Save Dental to learn more about our restorative dental services.