Restorative dentistry is a big category. It entails a lot of different things. It entails crowns. It entails bonding. It entails fillings. It has to do with maybe some extractions, if need third molars, things like that. There's a lot of things that go into restorative dentistry. Obviously we do all of those things and we practice all those things. We use tooth colored fillings to do fillings, we don't use metal fillings any longer. I guess there's some people who do but, we stay away from that. Because the materials have gotten so good, it's not necessary any longer. So, we always try to make your teeth look nice, and keep them looking nice, and tooth colored fillings do great now. It's better material than we've ever had before. I think they're on generation number 10 or 11, so they've gone through a big change and big transformation. The way they're making the material keeps getting better and better. Crowns again, the technology for crowns has changed completely. We can use all ceramic with no metal involved. Materials that are strong as can be.
You know, I had my lab technician do a demonstration for me one time. He took a crown that he had just made for somebody. He put it on the floor and he stepped on it, and it didn't break. So, it was all ceramic, there was no metal in it at all but, he proved to me it was strong as could be. Restorative dentistry can do a lot, and we have the materials that back us up now. It's nice and it's made my job a lot more fun, a lot more convenient. I enjoy working with those materials. It's kind of fun to do stuff that I couldn't. I get to feel like I'm a kid in a sandbox, you know? Just making stuff and it's great making stuff that I know that I know is gonna look nice, and works really, really well.
Your teeth can become damaged in so many different ways. If the damage is bad enough, you can even lose a tooth. Restorative dentistry services from Dr. Craig Ellsworth at Family Dental of Spokane Valley will repair the damage that life dishes out to your teeth. In our Spokane Valley, WA dentist office, we can often save a tooth that you or your child is in danger of losing.
Restorative dentistry services to make your teeth look and feel better include:
- Tooth fillings
- Root canals
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Dental Veneers
Call Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth at 509-850-3217 to find out how we can repair, or even save, your family’s damaged teeth with restorative dentistry.
Tooth Fillings That Look Like Your Teeth
Until recently, most tooth fillings were made of amalgam, a combination of different metals. These silver fillings are dark, so everyone can see them in your mouth. Although these durable fillings may be good for back teeth where they can’t easily be seen, we now offer fillings that match your tooth color so they look more natural.
Dr. Craig Ellsworth can even replace your old amalgam fillings with the more natural-looking tooth fillings.
If decay is not stopped with a tooth filling, it can get deep into the center of your tooth, become infected, and even destroy your tooth beyond repair. Fortunately, trusted Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth can perform a root canal procedure to save your tooth before that happens.
Fixing Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth
Like decay, cracks and breaks should be fixed before they worsen and put your tooth in jeopardy. Dr. Craig Ellsworth can repair your cracked or broken teeth with a dental crown or with a dental veneer, depending on the extent of the damage.
No matter how you damage your tooth, we can fix it! Call our top Spokane Valley, WA dentist at 509-850-3217 or use our online form to learn more about tooth fillings, root canals, dental crowns, and other restorative dentistry services.