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What are a few of the more common dental restorations?

Restoring the smile is just one of many services dentists offer in the Phoenix, AZ, community. Dr. John Pappas and his team at Arcadia Dental Arts work with patients to help them choose restorations that fit their unique needs. If you are ready to learn more about common dental restorations used at his office, continue on to find out if you are a candidate for these repairs.

What are some restorations commonly used at Arcadia Dental Arts?

Below are just some of the more typical restorations used for the smile at our practice:

  • Fillings. Dental fillings are one way of repairing a tooth that has experienced tooth decay. Cavities are often treated with fillings whenever possible to seal the tooth and repair the damage caused by these issues.
  • Dental crowns. Sometimes, fillings can leave a tooth weak or susceptible to further damage. In cases like this, our team may suggest the placement of a dental crown. Dental crowns cover the exposed tooth to offer an extra layer of necessary protection. Crowns are also used over dental implants to replace a single tooth or over teeth that may have had root canal therapy performed.
  • Dental bridges. Bridges are tooth replacement options that “bridge the gap” after tooth loss, using false teeth known as pontics fused to crowns supported by the adjacent teeth. These restorations are more permanent and can last many years with proper care.
  • Dentures. Both full and partial dentures are used by Dr. John Pappas of Arcadia Dental Arts to replace one or several missing teeth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the bone of the jaw to restore the smile after tooth loss. They can be covered using crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace one, several, or all of the teeth in the smile.

Which restoration is right for me?

When you need to repair one or more teeth in the smile, working with Dr. John Pappas of Arcadia Dental Arts is the first step you can take. Call the Phoenix, AZ, area office at 602-957-9643 to request a consultation visit at our facility. We are currently open to new patients in the area.

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