BEL DRIVE DENTAL
At Bel Drive Dental, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore oral health. Your dentist uses the tooth filling procedure to strengthen teeth or to simply restore general function. The most common use of fillings is to fill a cavity in the tooth with a tooth decay filling. But fillings also can be used to repair damage to teeth caused by teeth grinding (bruxism), to replace part of a broken tooth with a broken tooth filling or as a temporary tooth filling. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is a material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that restores a tooth to its original shape, strengthens a tooth and/or improves the appearance of your smile. During the procedure, your tooth is reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the crown to the enamel. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics. Learn more about our same-day crowns.
Dental bridges act as a "tooth bridge" to connect gaps usually caused by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are used to restore your smile and your ability to speak and chew properly by replacing the empty gap or gap teeth with artificial or false teeth. They are also used to prevent teeth from moving out of position. A bridge is made up of two or more dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth with the false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing.
Dentures: Complete & Partial
A denture is a removable dental appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay that too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown.
A dental root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected, such as an abscess tooth. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and possibly spread the infection to the bone around the teeth. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
Simple and surgical are the two types of tooth extractions. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gum-line. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt (like wisdom teeth for example.) An extraction may be deemed necessary to prevent the spread of infection and further complications.