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Restorative Dentistry in Westport, CT

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What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry refers to procedures that restore the health and function of your teeth. Some restorative procedures repair damage to the existing teeth, allowing them to stay in place. Other restorative procedures replace teeth that are missing or too decayed or damaged to be saved.

Imperial Dental Associates provides restorative dentistry services in Westport, Connecticut. To learn more, call 203-227-2520 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry offers many benefits for dental and oral health:

  • Restore function. Restorative procedures can repair or replace damaged teeth for improved overall dental function.
  • Improve your smile. Restorative dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a more natural looking smile.
  • Save your natural teeth. In many cases restorative procedures can save your natural teeth by repairing the damage with fillings or crowns.

Why Choose Imperial Dental Associates?

At Imperial Dental Associates we believe that everyone deserves a fully functional smile. When teeth are decayed or damaged they can often be repaired with the right restorative procedure performed at the right time. We do our best to save your natural teeth whenever possible, and we provide the highest quality replacement options when necessary.

Our highly qualified team of dentists have the experience to provide an advanced level of care that can restore the health of your teeth for a lifetime. We treat patients of all ages, welcoming multiple generations of families. Our patient-centered approach offers personalized care for each individual.

Procedures Offered 

We provide the following preventive dentistry services:

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Cavities can be repaired with tooth-colored fillings that blend in with your natural tooth enamel.

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Inlays & Onlays

When the damage to a tooth is too extensive for a filling alone, an inlay or onlay can be used to replace a larger portion of the tooth.

Inlays & Onlays

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that has extensive decay or damage, allowing the natural root of the tooth to remain in place.

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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can replace a tooth with a prosthetic using the neighboring teeth for support. A traditional bridge attaches to the teeth on either side of the gap via crowns that fit over the teeth.

    • Dental Implant Bridges. An implant supported bridge consists of dental implants on both sides of the gap, making it possible to replace multiple teeth in a row.
    • Maryland Bridges.  A Maryland bridge attaches to the neighboring teeth with metal clasps that are bonded to the teeth.
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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implant Restorations

A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root system. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw where it bonds with the bone. A crown is attached to the implant to replace the tooth.

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Dentures can replace some or all of the teeth. Traditional dentures are held in place with suction and adhesives.

    • Implant Retained Dentures. Dentures can be held more securely in place with 4-6 dental implants placed in the jaw.
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Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons from severe damage to orthodontic purposes. We provide extractions when it is in the best interest of the patient.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal, or endodontic, treatment may be necessary when the pulp tissue inside the root canals of a tooth becomes infected or damaged, which can be caused by dental trauma or decay.

During this procedure, the crown of the tooth is opened, allowing the doctor to access the root canal. The pulp tissue in the infected root canal is removed and the canals cleaned. A series of files is used to remove any remaining tissue, slightly enlarge the canals, and smooth the walls of the canals. Once any infection has completely cleared up, which could take a few days or longer, the root canals are sealed with a material called gutta percha or with root canal sealer to prevent bacteria or debris from entering the root canals and causing further infection. Finally, the crown of the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.

Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

Do fillings contain mercury?
We use composite fillings that are not made of metal and do not contain mercury. If you have old metal fillings and you wish to have them replaced, we can provide composite fillings instead.
Do dental prosthetics look natural?
Advancements in technology have made it possible for dental prosthetics to look more natural than ever before. We only use the highest quality materials for our dental prosthetics to provide the most realistic appearance.
Are implant supported dentures better than traditional dentures?
Implant supported dentures offer many benefits over traditional dentures. They stay in place more securely for eating and speaking, they are more comfortable, and they prevent bone loss in the jaw.
How long does a dental crown last?
A porcelain crown can last up between 7 to 10 yrs with proper hygiene, flossing, and diet. A crown protects the tooth material underneath it as well, as long as the tooth is well cared for.
Is a dental implant better than a bridge for replacing a single tooth?
When it comes to replacing one tooth at a time, a dental implant is a higher quality option than a bridge. A dental implant provides a secure hold for natural function without damaging the neighboring teeth. It also lasts a lifetime in most cases, whereas a bridge may only last 10-15 years.
Are restorative procedures worth it or should the tooth be extracted?
We always recommend restorative procedures if they can save the tooth. Extracting a tooth leaves a gap in your mouth that could cause the other teeth to shift out of place, and replacing the tooth will cost more than the procedure needed to save it in most cases.
Does insurance cover restorative dentistry?
Most restorative procedures are covered by dental insurance, but the exact amount of coverage depends on the terms of your plan. We are happy to handle insurance billing but you are also welcome to contact your insurance provider for more information about your coverage.

Contact Us

Call 203-227-2520 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

15 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880
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