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Your real teeth were designed to last you for your entire life. Let Dr. Gleave help you make that happen with restorative dentistry.

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry aims at saving the life of your natural teeth to preserve the function of your smile. If your teeth are too damaged to be saved, we have restorative dentistry options to replace those teeth to make sure that you have a fully functional mouth. In order to have a great looking smile, you need to have a great functioning smile. The two go hand in hand.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are cap-like structures that fit over a damaged tooth. Crowns serve two major purposes. The first is to protect the tooth from further damage and allow it to stay in your mouth. The second is to restore the tooth to a functional state so it can do the job it was meant for, whether helping you speak, chewing your food, or simply showing in your smile.

What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are partial crowns. They are used in situations where a dental filling is not quite enough but a full crown is too much. An inlay covers the inside portion of the biting surface of your tooth. An onlay extends out onto the outer portions. Dr. Gleave will help you determine if this fix is right for your situation.

What kind of dental fillings are used by Dr. Gleave?

We use composite resin for our dental fillings. This means your dental filling will be the same color as your natural tooth and will not stick out from your smile at all. The resin bonds well with your natural tooth and will provide a sturdy fix for your situation.

Are root canals painful?

No. This is a myth. Root canals feel similar to a dental filling, if anything at all. Many times the nerve in your tooth is too damaged to detect pain, so you won’t feel a thing. The numbing agent we use is often more precautionary in these cases.

Save your smile by saving your natural teeth with restorative dentistry from Dr. Gleave. Call our office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can also use our online form to schedule your appointment.

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