At Westlake Family Dental Care, we offer effective solutions to treat all types of dental conditions. Whether you need routine dental care or are looking for a skilled dentist who can fit you with dentures in Westlake, Ohio, our experienced dental team can help you achieve your goals for optimal oral health, wellness and a beautiful smile.
Restorative Dentistry In Westlake, OH
Dental restorations repair or replace tooth structure that is damaged due to decay, breakage or deterioration of existing restorations. The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve natural teeth as much as possible. If a tooth is irreparably damaged, replacing missing teeth with implants, bridges, or dentures is sometimes necessary. There are a variety of aesthetically pleasing ways we can restore damaged or missing teeth, including:
White Composite Fillings—These durable metal-free fillings are made with plastic and glass composite materials and create natural-looking restorations that blend with your own tooth.
Crowns—Ceramic crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are used to restore teeth with large fillings or teeth that have been treated with root canals. Crowns are a strong and beautiful way to protect teeth that are put under heavy biting stress, and are sometimes used for cosmetic purposes.
Bridges—Dental bridges are designed to fill gaps that are created by one or more missing teeth. They are typically anchored to the adjacent teeth with crowns that are permanently cemented into place.
Veneers—Dental veneers are thin, custom-crafted shells of either ceramic or composite material, and are bonded to the front of your teeth. These natural-looking restorations can improve your smile by closing gaps and covering discoloration, chips or cracks.
Dental Implants—A dental implant is a strong titanium post that acts as a replacement for a tooth root. An oral surgeon or periodontist will place your implant, and when healing is complete, we will top the post with a permanent crown that looks, feels and functions like a real tooth.
Dentures—Removable replacements for missing teeth and adjacent tissues, dentures can be used to replace complete sets of both top and bottom teeth.
A partial denture is for patients who have some remaining teeth and is usually held in place by clips that attach to adjacent teeth. Implant dentures are permanently held in place by four implant posts that the denture “snaps” onto. Only a dentist can remove this type of denture.