A Brand New Smile
Restorative Dentistry in Provo, UT
The goal of our restorative dentistry services at Provo dental practice is to enhance the quality of life of our patients by returning their teeth to full functionality and excellent health. Dr. Jay D. Scott has a gentle touch while he’s performing restorative procedures, each of which he personalizes to the precise needs of the individual patient. From the cure of gum infections and tooth decay to the replacement of missing teeth, Unison Dental provides a wide-range of restorative services for patients of all age groups. For more information about our restorative dentistry services, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Scott, please contact Unison Dental today.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are among the most normally used, time-tested dental restorations available. When a tooth is not strong enough to sustain itself, whether due to injury, trauma, infection, or disease, a dental crown can strengthen the tooth, restoring both its strength and its structural integrity. If one tooth or a number of teeth in a row have been lost due to damage or disease, then a dental bridge can be used to reduce the gap and restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Crowns and bridges can be crafted from a wide range of high-quality materials, depending on the specific case of the patient. One of the most resilient and natural-looking materials is porcelain, which has the same light-reflecting properties as tooth enamel.
Modern dentures offer a strong, comfortable, attractive solution to missing teeth. A full denture comprises of an entire row of replacement teeth situated on a plastic, gum-colored base, which is cautiously designed to fit snugly on a patient’s dental ridge. For patients who have lost several teeth, but not every one of them, Dr. Scott can help you with a partial denture to fit around healthy teeth while filling in the gaps between them. For better stability, partial and full dentures can be attached to dental implants, artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible titanium that are surgically inserted into the jawbone.
When tooth decay is not treated early, it can go into the tooth’s inner chamber, called the root canal, and infect the dental pulp therein. Root canal therapy is done to eradicate this damaged pulp and stop the spread of infection. First, Dr. Scott methodically cleans out the root canals, and then covers the remaining healthy tooth structure with a dental crown. This is always preferable to extractions since it allows for the preservation of as much of the tooth’s natural structure as possible.