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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 dental function are the primary goals, restorative dental care goes a long way in creating a beautiful smile. Drs. Ann Sielicki and Rewan Zineldine offer a wide range of restorative procedures and look forward to creating a treatment plan right for you in Scottsdale.
Restorative Dentistry Services
If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist 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, your dentist 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. Our dentists 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 Scottsdale 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. Our team 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, your dentist 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.
Our team 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"). Our practice uses the advanced CariFree® system to analyze your mouth’s pH and bacterial content, which allows us to detect decay before it becomes more advanced or difficult to treat.
If you suffer from cavities, we will simply remove the damaged portion of enamel, clean the remaining tooth, and place a filling to restore it. We use only tooth-colored composite fillings to achieve both durable and natural-looking results. As one of the most common 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, we may recommend 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. Our dentists use 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 Scottsdale dentistry practice, our dentists can provide dentures to help you eat, speak, and smile comfortably and confidently again.
We don't offer conventional prostheses (artificial teeth that rest atop your gum 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.
Most often, patients who require full mouth reconstruction suffer from gum disease, so we will recommend appropriate periodontal treatments.
Enjoy Better Health and a Smile You'll Love Request a Dental Appointment in Scottsdale, AZ
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 our dentists for all their 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 at our Scottsdale office:
"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.. "
Judith Pillon, 2022
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The Restorative Dentistry Process
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"Thank you Sonoran Dental!" More 5-Star Google Reviews From Arizona Patients
Sonoran Dental Design is the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to dentistry! Dr. Ann Sielicki was very thorough when combing through my dental concerns and gave me a very clear understanding of each and every phase of my recommended treatment from the beginning. I instantly felt a sense of genuine patient care, compassion and transparency... Thank you for my making my perfect smile happen!View on Google
Today I had a fabulous hygiene visit with Kempa and Dr Sielicki! Kempa performed a thorough exam and prophylaxis and Dr Sielicki checked my night guard and made comprehensive recommendations for my oral health. Thank you Sonoran Dental Design team for being crucial members of my healthcare team and taking the very best care of me!View on Google
Am I Covered by Insurance? Pay Less for Restorative Dentistry
Yes! Restorative dental care is classified as medically necessary, and therefore likely to be covered by insurance. Sonoran Dental Design accepts insurance from most major providers, and will help you get the most out of your benefits.
If you are uninsured and have concerns about your ability to cover your costs, do not 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.
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"Dr. Sielicki and her team are an amazing group of professionals. They have been by my side as I create a detailed and extensive treatment plan. I'm very happy with my choice of dentists!" Jacqui Mc