The vast majority of people need restorative dental care at some point in their lives, whether it is a simple filling or major treatment. Here at The Center for Contemporary Dentistry, we provide such procedures with the goal of helping our patients regain optimal oral function. We are conservative in our approach and use modern techniques to make treatment outcomes as predictable and favorable as possible. If you believe your teeth need some restorative care, contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss options for restorative dentistry in our Belmont, NH dental office.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-made prosthetics that help to restore full dental function. A dental crown allows a damaged, weak tooth to regain its structure and strength, whereas a bridge serves to replace 1 – 3 missing teeth in a row. We perform these treatments with a focus on both aesthetics and function. Depending on what materials we use, onlookers may not even notice that you have had some dental work done.
Metal fillings are not the healthiest way to treat dental decay. They often expand and contract with temperature changes, which can lead to cracking or allow bacteria to further damage the teeth. Onlays and Inlays allow us to replace unsightly silver fillings with beautiful and healthy tooth-colored restorations. We will design them to complement both the color and shape of your teeth, reviving your smile’s natural strength and beauty without negatively affecting your bite.
Metal fillings are obsolete. Amalgams expand and contract when exposed to temperature changes. This movement weakens the tooth wall and can cause fractures. It also allows bacteria to enter and contribute to further decay. Amalgam also contains mercury, a toxic element. Today’s tooth-colored composite fillings are safer, stronger and more attractive than metal. Composites also bond directly to the dentition around them, meaning that they require less drilling than their old-fashioned metal counterparts.
Losing all or even some of your natural teeth can be difficult both emotionally and physically. Our team is trained to understand and treat those who have suffered such traumatic circumstances. We offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement solutions, including both full and partial dentures. Dr. Patel, using advanced cosmetic training, will design a smile that is attractive and fits your facial characteristics. Of course, you can also expect your dentures to deliver reliable, long-lasting function.
The traditional process for placing a dental crown or bridge requires at least two dental appointments. However, we can streamline the treatment thanks to the advanced technology in our dental office. All on the same day, we can prepare your teeth, take impressions, design your crown or bridge, create it with our in-office milling machine, and place it in your mouth. One-visit restorations are made out of high-quality materials and provide outstanding durability and aesthetics.