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Philadelphia Restorative Dentistry - Advanced Family Smiles - Fillings, Crowns & Root Canals
Although everyone would like to have a pleasant smile full of beautiful, healthy teeth, many people simply don't. Some people are lucky to possess evenly spaced teeth as a result of their particular genetic makeup, but most of us could benefit from the restorative dentistry services at Advanced Family Smiles and American Dental Associates in Philadelphia.
If you live in the Philadelphia area and you're looking to improve your smile, you can count on our skilled clinicians to offer the best advice and professional services to help you attain your goals. The best place to begin your quest for a new, healthier smile is by scheduling an appointment at our practice to build a custom treatment plan with our Philadelphia restorative dentists.
What is Restorative Dentistry?Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the teeth and gums, and the rehabilitation, both aesthetic and function, of the mouth.
There are several important reasons that you might consider a restorative dentist at our Philadelphia dental practice. Some of the most common issues include dental pain, repairing damaged or decaying teeth, replacing a missing tooth, replacing old fillings and eliminating too much space between teeth.
Some of the specific types of restorative dentistry services available at our Philadelphia dental practices include the following:
Composite Fillings - In many cases, a composite filling is all that is needed to restore a tooth and make it both usable and attractive. Composite fillings are effective at repairing chipped, cracked or broken teeth, worn or decayed teeth, and filling in spaces between teeth.
Dental Crowns and Caps - Sometimes, a tooth is too damaged to be restored by filling, or may be infected and require root canal therapy. A crown or cap will cover the entire structure of the tooth and restore its original appearance. The most popular crowns are made of porcelain and will last many years. This procedure usually requires two appointments, the first to create the mold used to create the permanent crown and to place a temporary crown. The permanent crown will be placed in approximately two weeks during the second appointment.
Root Canal Therapy - Most people cringe at the thought of a root canal. There are many negative connotations associated with the procedure. However, if root canal therapy is properly performed, the patient should experience almost no pain. We do understand that going to the dentist isn't easy for everyone, and we offer sedation dentistry options if you are nervous about your root canal treatment.
A root canal may be the best treatment when a tooth is abscessed or decay has penetrated to the interior of the tooth. A root canal procedure usually requires more than one appointment to fully remove all the tooth pulp, the nerve, and any bacteria or decay. A temporary filling is usually placed until the roots and interior of the tooth are filled with specially medicated dental materials. After a permanent filling is placed, a permanent crown is added to protect the tooth and restore its function.
Questions about Restorative Dentistry? Ready for an Appointment with our Philadelphia Restorative Dentists?Our Philadelphia restorative dentistry practice can also advise patients about the benefits of other dental restoration practices, such as implants, bridges and dentures. We will build a unique treatment plan to help you reach your oral healthcare goals. If you have questions, please contact us or request an appointment online. We look forward to your visit!