Renewing Damaged Smiles with Longmont Restorative Dentistry
Throughout our lives, teeth are working hard on our behalf, helping us chew, smile, and enjoy our lives to the fullest. Unfortunately, this important job means that any number of accidents or injuries can befall them over time. If you’re struggling with teeth that are cracked, pained, or even lost altogether, we’re here to help in Longmont, CO. Dr. Dan Maurer offers several restorative services that can rebuild your smile and give it back its former glory – you deserve nothing less as our patient. Contact Longmont Complete Dentistry today to get started.
What Do I Do If I Have A Cavity?
Nearly 92% of people will experience a cavity at one point or another, and if you’re one of them, it’s important to have the problem treated as soon as you possibly can. After Dr. Dan has inspected the tooth and identified the decay, he’s likely to recommend a custom filling as the best solution for rebuilding and protecting the damaged structure. That means a new spot of silver in your smile, right? Not anymore. Instead of traditional metal fillings, our Longmont team is happy to primarily offer tooth-colored fillings as a safe and natural-looking alternative patients of all ages can enjoy.
In some cases, a filling might not be enough to treat a severe cavity. Alternatively, our team may offer a custom dental crown for more comprehensive coverage and support. Dr. Dan will be sure to review these restorative options with you in full before planning any treatment.
What Do I Do if My Tooth Breaks?
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Experiencing a broken tooth can be frightening, but it’s a fixable injury with a dentist like Dr. Dan’s help. A crown can protect the remaining dental structure by covering it with a lifelike replacement, providing plenty of much-needed strength and protection without forcing the patient to lose the natural tooth in the process. In addition to tooth breakage, dental crowns can help treat a wide variety of common issues, which you can learn more about at the link below.
How Can I Replace Missing Teeth?
Losing one or more teeth can negatively affect your oral health, your smile’s ability to function, and your sense of self-confidence – that’s why our team wants to help you find the perfect solution for replacing them right away. There are multiple options out there, and Dr. Dan will work with you closely to determine your current health, your personal priorities, your available budget, and other important factors that come into play when making this decision.
- Dental implants are the top-tier option for tooth replacement today for several reasons. Unlike other treatment options, their structure replaces your entire natural tooth, which is excellent for your health. They’re also very lifelike, strong, and durable – many patients are able to enjoy them for the rest of their lives. However, the cost and time commitment involved may not fit every person’s needs.
- Dental bridges are designed to replace one or more teeth in a row, and Dr. Dan will use dental crowns to cover nearby healthy teeth as “anchors” and hold it securely in place. Many patients prefer bridges because they’re not as involved as dental implants, but they’re more permanent than dentures.
- Full and partial dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and many patients who have lost a large amount (or even all) of their teeth still tend to prefer them because of their reliability and convenience. Dr. Dan can design the ideal model for your unique mouth that’s comfortable and confident, and the removable nature makes it easy to clean and store the denture when not in use. Implant-retained dentures (designed to fit over placed implants for a sturdier, healthier fit) are also available at Longmont Complete Dentistry.
How to Deal with An Infected Tooth?
Root Canal Therapy
At Longmont Complete Dentistry, we do everything in our power to help patients maintain complete, healthy smiles that serve them well for life. If a tooth has come under attack by a severe infection, there is a way to save it: root canal therapy. When performing this procedure, Dr. Dan will go within the tooth, all the way down to the inner pulp layer, where he will clean out the dangerous bacteria and replace it with a safe, biocompatible material. After disinfecting the tooth as thoroughly as possible, our team will seal it again and place a custom restoration on top to restore its natural appearance and strength.
When root canal therapy is recommended, the first question Dr. Dan usually gets is “will it hurt?” You can rest assured that we’ll keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure, and finally getting to enjoy your natural, pain-free tooth again will be a big relief!
Of course, there are some situations where tooth extraction can become necessary for the sake of your health and happiness, such as a bad injury or the presence of advanced gum disease. This procedure is never Dr. Dan’s first choice by far, but he’ll get you through it with focused, personalized attention and important relaxation measures like sedation dentistry. Plus, we’ll get started right away on planning the perfect tooth replacement solution so that you’re not without the full, capable smile you need for long.