Missing teeth, tooth decay, enamel wear, infection, and other oral health problems can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Restorative dentistry can repair the damage and give you back a beautiful and healthy smile.
At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, these restorative treatments can improve the health and beauty of your smile...
If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Ann Sielicki can help you reclaim the look and function of your smile with dental implants. These titanium posts are inserted into your jawbone, where they fuse with your natural tissue and create a stable foundation for all types of prostheses, including crowns, bridges, and dentures.
If you’d like to restore your smile with implants, Dr. Sielicki will facilitate your implant placement surgery by working closely with our trusted local oral surgeon. Once healing is complete, we will custom-make a beautiful restoration and attach it to your implant or implants. Depending on your particular circumstances, we may be able to load a restoration immediately, instantly repairing your smile.
A dental crown, also called a cap, is a restoration that covers the entire tooth, from the chewing surface to the gums. Dr. Sielicki often places dental crowns over teeth damaged by large cavities, infection, or trauma. These restorations protect the remaining structure and improve the tooth’s appearance for a healthy, attractive smile.
At our dentistry practice, we frequently use our advanced CEREC® computer-assisted design and milling machine to create and place customized caps in a single appointment. We most often use crowns made of durable, aesthetic materials like IPS e.max® and zirconia Lava™ to restore patients' smiles. In some cases, we also use leucite-enforced ceramic IPS Empress® or gold restorations. Dr. Sielicki will help you determine which type of crown will suit your needs, preferences, and budget.
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple adjacent teeth, Dr. Sielicki may recommend placing a dental bridge to fill the gap in your smile. These larger prostheses consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth or teeth between them.
If you opt for a conventional bridge, we will modify two healthy teeth to hold the crowns for your bridge. However, we typically recommend implant-supported bridges, which anchor to dental implants. These prostheses are more stable, natural-looking, and healthy, because the implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent deterioration.
Dr. Sielicki usually uses porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) bridges for the back of the mouth; more lifelike all-porcelain or zirconia restorations are ideal for the front teeth due to their more appealing cosmetic appearance.
Bacteria in plaque and tartar produce acids that can wear down enamel, creating cavities (also known as "caries"). Dr. Sielicki uses our advanced CariFree® system to analyze your mouth’s pH and bacterial content, which allows her to detect decay before it becomes more advanced or difficult to treat.
If you suffer from caries, we will simply remove the damaged portion of your tooth, clean the remaining material, and place a filling to restore it. We use only tooth-colored composite fillings because they are durable and natural-looking. One of the most common restorative dentistry procedures, the placement of dental fillings is quick and comfortable.
Inlays and Onlays
If you suffer from an area of decay or damage that is too large for a simple filling, but not extensive enough to require a dental cap, Dr. Sielicki may place an inlay or onlay to repair your tooth. Inlays cover just the chewing surface, while onlays extend beyond the cusps, or raised corners, of the tooth.
If you require an inlay or onlay, our dentist will custom-make these restorations using our advanced CEREC machine so that they blend beautifully with your smile. Dr. Sielicki uses dental porcelain to fabricate inlays and onlays because this restorative option is attractive, sturdy, and stain-resistant.
Unfortunately, millions of Americans have lost most or all of their teeth to decay, periodontal disease, injury, or other issues. At our dentistry practice, Dr. Sielicki can provide dentures to help you eat, speak, and smile comfortably and confidently again.
In rare cases, we provide conventional prostheses, which are artificial teeth and gums that simply rest atop your tissue, attached by suction and adhesive. However, since these restorations can shift and lead to bone loss, we typically recommend implant-supported dentures. These prostheses provide unparalleled stability using four or more strategically placed implants per arch.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, we can develop full mouth reconstruction treatment plans for patients who suffer from numerous dental issues. These customized plans combine multiple restorative dental procedures to deliver outstanding outcomes.
Most often, patients who require full mouth reconstruction suffer from gum disease, so we will recommend appropriate periodontal treatments.
Once your gums are healthy, our dentist will rehabilitate the rest of your smile using implants, grafting, orthodontia, or other procedures, depending on your specific needs.
Restorative Dentistry Before and After
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I've been a patient of Dr Silecki's for several years and the team never disappoints. Every one of them enjoys what they do and are super efficient. The team are very caring and have a very light touch. You cannot do better.
Sonoran dental does an amazing job! The dental hygienists are very thorough yet gentle. Dr. Sielicki covers all the bases for great dental care. The office staff are kind and organized. I wouldn't go anywhere else!