Restorative Dentistry in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide restorative dentistry in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Our goal is, of course, to protect and maintain our patients’ oral health and function. We go to great lengths to carefully examine each patient, and quickly identify and treat any issues we find with the teeth, gum tissue, or underlying bone.
Unfortunately, even the best care cannot prevent all cases of infection, disease, trauma, or other types of damage. Restorative dentistry is dedicated to fixing such damage and restoring the natural, healthy appearance and functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Restorative dentistry includes many different procedures. We must first evaluate and diagnose the cause of the problem and the extent of the damage. We will then discuss our findings with you and work together to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.
We strive to create restorations that are beautiful, durable, long-lasting, functional, and highly aesthetic. Our restorations are designed to vastly reduce the likelihood of needing further dental work.
Restorative dentistry solutions include, but are not limited to:
As the name suggests, a dental filling fills in the space left behind when decayed or damaged areas are removed from a tooth. Fillings create a strong, stable chewing surface, and help to prevent future decay. Fillings may be made of dental porcelain, composite resin, and gold alloy.
Dental inlays and onlays can restore teeth that need more than a filling. An inlay sits on the chewing surface between the tooth’s cusps, while an onlay covers at least one cusp and may cover the entire chewing surface. Inlays and onlays are usually made of dental porcelain, but gold alloy sometimes is also used.
A dental crown covers the entire tooth, and is typically used when the tooth is too badly damaged for an inlay or onlay or after endodontic (root canal) treatment. Dental crowns may be made of pure dental porcelain, zirconia, zirconia and porcelain, or of dental porcelain over a gold alloy.
Dental implants are a top solution for missing teeth. The dental implant osseointegrates with the jawbone, creating a secure and stable replacement for a tooth root. One implant can support a single crown, while a handful of implants can secure an entire arch of replacement teeth.
Dentures are another possible solution for missing teeth. Partial dentures replace one or more teeth, while full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. Today’s dentures are highly realistic in appearance.
A root canal can often save a very badly damaged or decayed tooth. A small opening is created in the tooth, allowing your dentist to access the root chamber. The canals are cleaned, and all traces of decay are removed, and then the canals are filled and sealed. If necessary, a post may be placed inside for better support. A temporary filling is provided while a crown is created.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can wreak havoc on the soft tissues surrounding the teeth. Periodontal treatment involves stopping the progression of the disease and healing the damage. Dental lasers play a very important role in modern periodontal treatment, as they can actually kill off the bacteria rather than simply removing it.
Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restoration is the process of rebuilding the upper and lower arches after significant trauma or dental decay. We will work carefully with you to design a new smile that is healthy, functional, and beautiful.
Call 203-327-2540 to find out more about how we can help restore your smile!
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