Our teeth can surprise us. Even when we take extra good care of our oral health, things can go wrong, or just not feel quite right. When that happens, it’s a great time to call our office for restorative dentistry!
Dr. Angelopulos believes that every patient should have an option when it comes to the type of restorative treatment that they need for their smile. He will discuss and explain all of your options and recommend the type of treatment that will best suit your needs. Our goal is to thoroughly educate our patients on how these treatments work, so they can make informed choices about dental care.
Dr. Angelopulos rebuilds our patients’ smiles by offering:
Composite fillings are much less invasive than traditional metal fillings because they require less tooth alteration. They can also be placed in areas of the mouth for which amalgam fillings are not appropriate, such as on the front teeth or on smooth surface areas. Every composite filling is color-matched to your natural tooth so it blends in as if it weren’t there at all.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Sometimes known as three-quarter crowns, dental inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth too damaged for a filling, but that don’t need a full crown. Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain or gold depending on the location of the tooth and the needs of the patient.
Full-coverage dental crowns help restore badly damaged teeth to their fullest function. They are also used to preserve teeth that have been treated with a root canal or as the tooth portion of a dental implant. Dr. Angelopulos prefers porcelain crowns because they can be color-matched to the rest of your smile.
One or two missing teeth not only affect how you chew, they can cause other teeth in the mouth to drift out of place. Dental bridges are supported by adjacent teeth, spanning the space between them with crowns that look and function like real teeth. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
Partials and Dentures
Sometimes, it’s easiest to replace multiple missing teeth with a removable partial or denture. We recommend partials when some healthy teeth still exist, so the appliance can be held in place. We suggest dentures when all of the upper or lower teeth are missing.
Implant dentures take up less space in your mouth, so they look more natural. They can also be placed on as few as four supporting implants. Implant dentures are a permanent solution. If the implant is not placed by Dr. Angelopulos, he will partner with an implant specialist to design fixed appliances such as crowns, bridges, or dentures that will be secured onto your implant once it has been completed.
Read more about our dental implants here.
Damaged dental nerves can cause painful abscesses as well as tooth loss. Whether an accident or cavity caused your nerve damage, Dr. Angelopulos can help you save your tooth. We offer in-house endodontic services on anterior and premolar teeth and partner with a root canal specialist (endodontist) for more complicated cases.
Teeth sometimes need to be removed due to decay, injury, or complications of a patient’s oral health. Dr. Angelopulos offers minor surgery and extraction services to patients who need surgical treatment options.