Restorative Dentistry – Pepper Pike, OH
Rebuilding Strong, Healthy Smiles
At Dental & Cosmetic Solutions, our accomplished doctors believe that it’s never too late to help patients overcome dental injury, infection, and even lost teeth in order to regain a smile they can feel proud of. Our quality services cover a wide range of restorative needs, and we work with patients closely in order to determine the treatment plan that matches their needs best. Better yet, we offer everything here in-house – no outside referrals required. Please contact us today if you need to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Pepper Pike, OH.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
When our patients have a tooth that’s been injured, weakened, or badly damaged by decay, a custom-made dental crown may be the best option for restoring its function and appearance. Crowns are designed to fully cover the visible surface of a singular tooth, both protecting the remaining structure and rebuilding its natural shape.
The creation and placement of a crown will typically require at least two appointments here in Pepper Pike. Our team will start by adjusting the affected tooth, taking impressions, and then covering it with a temporary restoration for protection. Once we’ve received the finished crown from the dental laboratory, we’ll make any last-minute adjustments before cementing it securely in place.
What about when a tooth is entirely lost, though? During this time, one worry is that nearby natural teeth will start to shift out of position as a result. A personalized dental bridge can prevent this, though. These restorations are designed to replace one or more consecutive teeth; they’re attached in place through the use of dental crowns that cover natural teeth on either side of the gap.
Traditionally, cavities were treated with amalgam fillings that stood out like a sore spot among a patient’s natural, white tooth enamel. These fillings were known to weaken teeth over time, and they also contained harmful mercury that could lead to poisoning. Thankfully, modern dentistry has shifted away from these materials. Here in Pepper Pike, our doctors are proud to offer composite resin fillings as a valuable alternative. Composite resin is a flexible and attractive material that comes in several different lifelike shades, allowing us to find the most precise match to your natural smile. They can also be crafted into smaller, less invasive fillings that preserve more of your tooth’s remaining healthy structure.
Dentures & Partials
If you’ve lost several natural teeth, a partial or full denture may be the best option to rebuild them in a fast and affordable fashion. Traditional dentures are designed to provide a sturdy replacement while staying in place with either natural suction or brackets/clasps. They are removable in nature, which means patients can clean them separately and store them while sleeping. Additionally, our dental office is also happy to offer implant-retained prosthetics for a healthier and more permanent replacement!
Many people are frightened when they hear the words “root canal,” but this procedure is actually very comfortable (with the help of today’s technological advancements and our team’s experienced touch) and highly successful. Our team uses this service to revitalize teeth that have fallen victim to serious dental infection.
Tooth extraction is never our team’s first choice for patients in need, but some situations will require it in order to protect their oral health and overall wellness. These include:
- Traumatic dental injuries
- Advanced tooth decay
- The presence of advanced gum disease
- The presence of wisdom teeth that are negatively impacting a patient’s health
If Dr. Pastouk determines that it’s necessary, he will carry out the procedure comfortably and start working with patients right away in order to arrange restorative care (if needed) so that the patient does not have to struggle with an incomplete smile for long.