A large number of dental procedures make up the process of performing complex restorative dentistry.
Treatment plans are created to address the individual, specific oral health needs of patients, and may include any one or more of the following:
The need for restorative dentistry services is not always obvious. Maintaining regular dental appointments for cleanings and exams is vital in both preventing the need for further treatment and identifying areas of concern. However, any areas within the mouth or jaw that cause pain or discomfort, or are suspicious in appearance, should be evaluated promptly.
While brushing and flossing are essential parts of keeping your teeth healthy, it’s also vital that you see a dentist regularly for a cleaning and exam. A professional cleaning ensures that any extra bacteria or plaque are taken care of, and an exam by a family dentist ensures that there are no serious problems that […]Read More
If you want a straight smile that you will have confidence in but want to forego all the work that comes with traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Crooked, misaligned teeth can greatly affect your confidence over the years, and Dr. Burton wants to help you get it back with various […]Read More
Dental infections can be quite painful and should be treated right away with root canals. Dental infections occur deep in the pulp of the tooth (also known as the root), where the tooth’s nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue are located. Here’s what you need to know about dental infections and how they are treated. […]Read More
If you find that you clench or grind your teeth regularly, you may have a condition known as bruxism. Some people only clench their teeth when they are sleeping while others do it unconsciously while they are awake, but the dangers are the same. Untreated bruxism can cause headaches, damaged teeth and jaw disorders. Symptoms […]Read More
Occlusal is a term that refers to the way your teeth meet. Ideally, all of your top teeth should contact the bottom teeth with equal pressure when your mouth is closed. Your top teeth should extend slightly over the outer edges of your bottom teeth as well. If your teeth are not properly aligned and […]Read More
Millions of dental patients every year suffer with TMJ without even realizing it. The symptoms are incredibly common, and treatments are known to reduce pain and correct its underlying causes. The problem is, many people simply don’t understand what they are dealing with. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a problem that develops when the hinge-like TM […]Read More
Many people cannot get their wisdom teeth removed until they are 17 or 18 because that is when the tooth has fully formed and ready for extraction. It is highly recommended to remove these teeth before they erupt, and an excellent time to do it is during summer vacation when the patient is still a […]Read More
Numerous cosmetic issues can occur with your teeth. Fortunately, many of them can be corrected with high-quality porcelain dental veneers. You will need to speak with our dentist in Chesapeake, VA first to make sure you are a good candidate, but many people find they can finally get the smile of their dreams with veneers. […]Read More
Most people will want to remove their wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25. Delaying any longer than that and you risk serious complications. Dr. James Pace can assist you with wisdom tooth removal in Nashville, TN, and he can tell you all about the dangers present in delaying tooth extraction. Damage to […]Read More
If you’ve recently felt discomfort in front of your lower ears or experienced strange popping or clicking noises in your jaw, you may have too much tension in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is a common problem, and is estimated to affect up to 12 percent of people in the United States. While your symptoms […]Read More