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, our restorative treatments are all performed with the highest standard of care.
What Is Restorative Dentistry and How Does It Help?
Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term for dental care that's focused on improving the health and function of your teeth, gums, jaw, and other oral structures. Common treatments include crowns, dental implants, and gum disease treatment. Though improving your health and function are the primary goals, restorative dental care also offers great aesthetic potential. Our Scottsdale, AZ, dentist can give you a more beautiful, even smile while restoring your oral health.
Featured Restorative Dentistry Procedures
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 implants can be 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 appearance of a tooth 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, we make the placement of dental fillings as quick and comfortable as possible.
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.
We don't offer conventional prostheses, artificial teeth and gums that simply rest atop your tissue, attached by suction and adhesive, since these restorations can shift and lead to bone loss. We recommend implant-supported dentures instead. 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.
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.
A True Transformation Is Possible When You Work With Our Skilled Dentist
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Having oral health issues is nothing to be ashamed of. If you've been putting off a visit to the dentist because of embarrassment, fear of pain, or any other reason, come visit our team for a different type of dental experience. Our office is a judgment-free zone. Our only goal is to ensure you can enjoy a happy, healthy smile for years to come, and we'll help you achieve just that through truly compassionate dentistry.
Patients throughout Arizona come to visit Dr. Sielicki for their dental needs, whether they be general cleanings, cosmetic upgrades, or complete oral health transformations. We hope to be the practice you trust with your needs, too, so we invite you to request an appointment with us. You can contact us online or give us a call in Scottsdale:
"I've been a patient with Dr. Sielicki for 22 years and my teeth are in awesome shape! It is wonderful to find a practice with consistent and caring staff. "
Eric Hanshew, 2023
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"On more than one occasion I have needed to see dr Sielicki ASAP. The staff works diligently to squeeze me in — I so appreciate that kindness and Dr Sielicki’s outstanding abilities to resolve my many problems.. "
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The Restorative Dentistry Process
What to Expect
Nervous about treatment? We offer sedation options that can keep you calm and comfortable while in our care.
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Is Restorative Dentistry Covered by Insurance?
Yes! Restorative treatments are classified as medically necessary dentistry, so your dental insurance provider should help cover the costs. Dental implants work a little differently, however—the implants themselves won't be covered, but implant-supported restorations will.
Sonoran Dental Design accepts insurance from most major providers. We also take payments via cash, check, or credit card.
Are you uninsured and concerned about your ability to cover your costs? There's no need to worry. We also accept dental financing through CareCredit®. You can take advantage of a low or no interest loan that you can repay in monthly installments that work for your budget.