Restorative care is the process of bringing back your teeth and gums to their natural function after the damage of tooth decay. Dr. Kevin Morich and Dr. Jodi Morich want you to be able to eat, speak, and have a beautiful smile that gives you confidence. When you have decay, pain, or sensitivity we can help by repairing the damage to restore your teeth to full function.
Our Restorative Services Include:
- Gum disease therapy
- Crowns and partial crowns (onlays)
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bridges
- Restoration of dental implants
Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. When a tooth has developed decay it becomes necessary to restore the tooth and place a filling. We offer tooth-colored filling materials to our patients, so we can provide a long lasting restoration that blends in beautifully.
Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Crown Placement and Restoration
Crowns are a restoration that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored) are the most popular, because they closely resemble your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting smile.
At Macadam Dental we use the most advanced practices to make your dental visit convenient, effective, and timely. Within a single visit, we can create a crown or veneer using CEREC (CERamic REConstruction) technology. Your treatment will be more pleasant and faster than ever because the dental prosthesis is created digitally. Dr. Morich scans your mouth using a camera to capture the treatment area. CEREC will effectively show the status of your teeth with exact detail and high quality images. He will then create a 3D model of the dental restoration on the computer, and subsequently the restoration is milled from a ceramic block in the office. Patients no longer have to use a temporary crown while they wait for a laboratory to create one. In most cases, we can complete this process in under two hours.
Periodontal Disease Therapy
Periodontal Gum Disease is a problem that most people don’t even know they have. In many cases, it doesn’t have any noticeably irritating side effects apart from gums that regularly bleed, and is therefore often overlooked.
Periodontal disease is usually the result of multiple causative factors. Heredity, cigarette smoking, and poor oral hygiene can all contribute to the process. If not caught in the early stages by a dental professional, it can lead to soft tissue recession and bone loss in the mouth and jaw. The loss of bone can eventually lead to loss of teeth. Regular dental visits can help reduce the effects periodontal disease through early detection and preventive education. Our hygienists take pride in thoroughly explaining all that our patients can do to keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment that is indicated in situations where the nerve within a tooth has been irreversibly traumatized by decay, fracture or infection. Root canal treatment is a highly specialized process which is ideally performed by a specialist using microsurgical techniques. While our practice can be helpful in the evaluation and diagnosis of this need, we are proud to assist our patients in a referral to a trained endodontic specialist when this will be the best course of action.
Dental bridges give us an the ability to replace anywhere from one to several teeth in a row. In addition to loss of function, missing teeth can be aesthetically challenging. We use dental bridges to give you back the form and function of your natural teeth.
Dental bridges use the teeth adjacent to a space where teeth are missing to support an aesthetic prosthesis that mimics natural teeth. They are very durable, but dental bridges and dental implants each offer individual benefits to restore spaces where teeth are missing.
Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth that doesn't require any treatment of adjacent teeth. Together with a specially trained oral surgeon, our dentists will provide a team oriented approach to create natural and functional after a surgically placed implant is ready for restoration.