Restorative Dentistry

The goal of restorative dentistry is to improve the function of teeth after decay or trauma. Whether you need composite fillings after cavities or a partial denture after tooth loss, you can trust us to find the right solution for your smile. Our dentists offer a range of dental services to help you maintain good oral health.

Click the links below to learn about our restorative dental services. You may also request an appointment with the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center by calling (616) 399-3946.

Restorative Dentistry Services

Dental Bridges

As the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap left by a missing tooth. To be a candidate for a dental bridge, you must have healthy teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap. This is because a dental bridge is a single restoration, comprised of a false tooth anchored in place with crowns on adjacent teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) we place in your jawbone to later anchor a crown. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, your first call should be to our dentists. They’ll be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure.

Tooth Fillings

It only takes one appointment to restore a tooth with a cavity filling. First, we’ll numb your tooth with local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. Next, we’ll remove the decayed tooth structure and fill in the resulting hole with composite resin.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. Our dentists may recommend a dental crown to restore the function and appearance of a weakened tooth. A dental crown saves a tooth that’s been weakened by trauma or decay. We may also recommend porcelain crowns to cover teeth that are severely stained or discolored.

Tooth Extraction

There are two types of tooth extraction: simple and surgical. Our team will tell you which type of extraction you will need. For example, we’ll refer you to an appropriate specialist if you need a surgical extraction. Otherwise, we handle simple tooth extractions right in our office.

Root Canal Therapy

The words “root canal” have long inspired fear in dental patients, but thanks to modern dental technology, root canal therapy is no longer as intense or painful as it may have been in years past. Our team of dentists will do everything possible to make your root canal procedure comfortable and effective.

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