Revitalizing Smiles Through Quality Restorations
A smile that’s damaged or incomplete can be a source of physical and emotional pain. Dr. Rosenheck uses experience backed by state-of-the-art dental technology to provide the exceptional restorations you need to enjoy a healthy smile again. With a holistic approach to dentistry, he looks for the safest and most effective way to help your smile and your health as a whole.
Don’t spend another day regretting your smile. Contact our Suwanee office to schedule a consultation today.
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Do I Need a Dental Restoration?
Dental restorations are the most effective way to restore or replace a tooth impacted by decay or damage. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or that have developed tooth decay can all be helped by restorations. Thanks to advances in dental technology, we can even replace any teeth that are lost.
If you’re uncertain whether a restoration is what you need, Dr. Rosenheck will perform a thorough exam to evaluate the state of your smile. We rely on a variety of state-of-the-art tools to help us effectively diagnose your situation, including digital x-rays and the DIAGNOdent™ cavity detector.
Restoration Service We Offer
Dr. Rosenheck provides a wide variety of dental restoration services to help our patients achieve a healthy and functional smile. Our restoration options include:
Are Restorations Safe for Your Teeth?
Dr. Rosenheck practices a holistic philosophy toward dentistry, which means he’s always looking for the safest and healthiest approach to your dental treatment. Our goal is to preserve your natural smile whenever possible, and we always keep this foremost in mind when planning treatment. We practice conservative treatment, and never suggest more extensive treatments than are necessary.
As a holistic practice, we are also committed to using only non-toxic and biosafe materials. We rely exclusively on mercury-free ceramic and composite restorations, which are both healthier and more aesthetically appealing. By using this approach, we can ensure that any restorations we provide are safe, healthy, and provide the greatest benefits to our patients.
The Top 5 Benefits of Mercury-Free Fillings
More and more people today are selecting mercury-free composite fillings when their teeth need restoration after tooth decay. When you receive a composite filling, you can expect:
Strength and Durability: Composite resin bonds directly to the tooth enamel, creating a tight seal that prevents any leaking or chances of recurring decay. While not yet as strong as amalgam (metal) fillings, composite fillings continue to improve every year, and a filling last today could potentially last fifteen years or more with proper care.
A Healthier Tooth: The ability to bond to the enamel and to fit into smaller spaces allows more of the natural enamel to be preserved, leaving the tooth stronger and healthier overall.
Better Aesthetics: Composite fillings are carefully colored to match the shade of the surrounding enamel, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.
Less Risk of Allergic Reaction: Some people have experienced an allergic reaction to some of the metals used in amalgam fillings, resulting in irritation and inflammation of the gums and soft tissues. While this is not true of everyone, composite resins are free of these metals and therefore pose no risk to your mouth and gums.
No Mercury: Mercury is used in amalgam fillings to bind the various metals together. While the amount is small, we choose composite fillings instead as a safer, more health-conscious alternative.
Can I Replace My Metal Fillings with Composite Fillings?
Absolutely! Many people today are choosing to have their old metal fillings replaced with composite fillings. Fillings gradually tend to wear down and become loose, or their seal around the tooth breaks, and will eventually need to be replaced. This is a perfect opportunity to switch to a composite filling.
The process is simple and can usually be done in a single visit. Dr. Rosenheck is well versed in the replacement process and follows a special protocol to ensure that metal fillings can be removed without risking mercury exposure to the patient. Using open airing and rubber dams allows the filling to be removed safely, after which a composite filling can be placed to restore the tooth’s health and aesthetic.
How Laser Dentistry Makes Your Filling Placement Better
Our office is equipped with a BIOLASE® Waterlase system, which we use during cavity removal and filling placement. Laser treatment offers significant benefits to our patients. You can expect:
- Faster treatment
- Greater precision
- No vibrations
- Quiet treatment
- Smaller fillings
7 Reasons You Might Need a Crown
Dr. Rosenheck always seeks the most conservative option for restoring a tooth. Sometimes, a dental crown may be necessary when other treatments, such as a filling, won’t provide the necessary type or level of protection.
These are seven reasons Dr. Rosenheck might recommend a dental crown.
- Your tooth is cracked or broken.
- You have a large filling that is vulnerable to chewing pressure.
- Your tooth has too much decay for a filling, or the location is bad for a filling.
- Your tooth is being prepared to support a dental bridge.
- You have a minor bite problem that crowns could correct.
- You have a cosmetic issue where crowns are the best option.
- The crown is being attached to a dental restoration.
How Lava™ Crowns Benefit You
While most dentists work with a dental lab to produce crown and bridge restorations, our office can produce them in-house thanks to our Lava milling machine.
Dr. Rosenheck designs your crown and takes impressions to ensure a comfortable fit. He then sends these impressions directly to the machine, which sculpts the crown using a block of high-quality porcelain. Once it’s complete, the dentist verifies the fit and cements the crown in place, providing a swift and seamless restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
What’s the Difference Between Lumineers® and Crowns?
Both Lumineers and crowns are placed over a tooth and designed to look like a real tooth. The main differences are how much of the tooth they cover.
While crowns cap the entire tooth above the root, Lumineers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Which one is best for you would depend on what you’re trying to correct.
Crowns provide protection and are strong enough to withstand daily chewing and speaking. They’re the best choice for molars and for teeth that are cracked or have had tooth decay.
Lumineers are not as sturdy as crowns, but they also leave more of the natural enamel intact. They’re ideal for concealing chips, cracks, or gaps between the frontmost visible teeth.
If you’re unsure which is the best option for you, Dr. Rosenheck will talk you through the pros and cons of either choice and help you make an informed decision.
Do I Need Full or Partial Dentures?
If you are missing most of your teeth, you may be wondering whether partial dentures or full dentures are the better choice for you. Which type is best will ultimately depend on your unique situation. These are a few questions to consider when making the decision.
- Would my remaining teeth support partial dentures?
- Are my remaining teeth healthy?
- How long will my teeth last?
- Would full or partial dentures be more comfortable?
- How would either type of dentures affect my health?
Are Dentures Hard to Get Used to?
It’s normal for new denture wearers to need some time to get used to wearing their dentures. While they do feel different from normal teeth, your mouth adapts to them in time, and any issues you have with speaking or eating should disappear within a few weeks.
If your dentures feel uncomfortable even after several weeks have passed, or you find they are no longer as comfortable as they used to be, make sure to let Dr. Rosenheck know. Your dentures could need to be adjusted or have maintenance performed, such as relining. Your facial features can also change over time, so that your dentures may eventually need to be replaced.
Which Do I Need: A Bridge or a Partial Denture?
Both bridges and partial dentures can be used to replace groups of missing teeth. The most important factors in deciding are how many teeth you’re missing, and whether you have nearby teeth that can act as supports.
A dental bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth or teeth (known as pontics) that are anchored to your real teeth on either side with the use of dental crowns. Because of this, bridges are recommended to replace no more than three teeth in a gap. Once placed, a bridge becomes a permanent part of your smile and can be cared for just like a tooth.
For larger gaps, a partial denture may be the better choice. Partial dentures are removable and don’t require other teeth to be reshaped. However, they do require consistent cleaning and care.
Whichever you choose, Dr. Rosenheck will work with you in designing a comfortable and high-quality bridge or denture to help restore your bite.
Your Smile is Our Passion
At our Suwanee office, we’re committed to helping our patients smile. No matter what condition your smile is in today, we’ll do all we can to help you enjoy a healthy and wholesome smile. Contact our office and make an appointment to get started today.
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