Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases.
Our Grand Rapids dentist may suggest a treatment plan to restore teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored, or even missing.
Restorative dentistry procedures used by our Grand Rapids dentists help patients reduce or eliminate issues of dental pain and discomfort.
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Composite fillings (also called white fillings) match the color of your natural tooth enamel. Many of our patients choose tooth-colored fillings for adult front teeth that are more visible. Composite fillings can also be used on the back teeth.
Our same-day dental crowns are convenient and affordable for patients. Our Grand Rapids dentist uses a special technology called CEREC to take your digital dental impressions, design your ceramic crown, and fit it to your tooth all in the same day.
When the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids root canal dentist. He’ll be able to remove the infected dental pulp and restore your tooth back to its natural strength and appearance.
A bite splint is designed to fit into the roof of your mouth to prevent nighttime teeth grinding. Bite splints for teeth grinding are used to prevent damage to your teeth, such as worn tooth enamel and cracks.
Mouth guards are used by athletes to prevent dental sports injuries. A custom mouth guard made by our Grand Rapids sports dentist will prevent having to pay for expensive tooth restoration in the event of an injury.
CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is a new way of making tooth restorations so your tooth can be prepped and fitted with the dental restoration in the same day. In the past, patients had to wait several weeks for dental restorations to be made in the lab.
Delaying emergency dental care will only increase your risk for permanent tooth damage, which will need more extensive and costly dental restoration treatments. During a dental emergency, our Grand Rapids dentist and his team do everything possible to fit you into the schedule so you can be seen right away.
Our Grand Rapids dentist knows that teeth grinding can damage enamel, wear down teeth, irritate gums, and create jaw pain. The noise from nighttime teeth grinding can also disturb your partner’s sleep.
Sleep apnea and snoring can be potentially serious disorders, causing breathing to stop and start during sleep. Our Grand Rapids dentist can provide you with safe and effective options to reduce or eliminate these frustrating and dangerous issues.
Our dentist can help you deal with the frustration and uncertainty surrounding whether wisdom teeth extraction is necessary for your child. While wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset to your mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned, problems may develop that require their removal.