Restorative Dentistry—Hilliard, OH
Smile Repair Designed Just For You
You brush, you floss, but still, you're susceptible to tooth decay and damage. Our mouths go through a rigorous workout every day, including unbelievable pressure, extreme temperatures, and exposure to many outside factors. When a cavity sets in or a tooth develops a crack, Dr. Joseph can make your smile white and beautiful again using restorative dentistry. Modern dental materials and techniques guarantee results that look and feel completely natural! And, because your time is just as precious as your smile, Dr. Joseph offers one-visit restorations with our in-office milling system.
Why Choose Dr. Joe Joseph for Restorative Dentistry?
- Custom-made restorations in a single appointment
- Conservative treatments that preserve more enamel
- Treatments specially-designed for each patient
Instead of a gray metallic material, tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin we can match to any patient’s enamel. When placed, the restoration will completely blend into the smile, making it practically invisible. Tooth-colored fillings are also a more conservative option compared to traditional ones, as they require less enamel to be removed while being placed, helping a tooth maintain its natural strength. And, because the resin is 100% metal-free, patients don’t experience an increase in temperature sensitivity as well.
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Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that work by literally sitting on top of and encapsulating a damaged tooth. This enables it to not only protect the remaining natural structure, but bring back a tooth’s original shape and function at the same time. Dr. Joseph can use them to repair cavities that are too large for fillings, put broken teeth back together, strengthen root canal treated teeth, and even replace a missing tooth when paired with a dental implant.
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Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as “partial crowns.” They are a more conservative restoration compared to regular dental crowns because they are designed to only cover the damaged portion of a tooth rather than the entire surface, which preserves more of the enamel. Inlays are designed to fortify the inside of a tooth that has experienced decay or trauma, while onlays are primarily used to repair the cusps, or chewing surfaces of a tooth.
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For patients with one or more consecutive missing teeth, a dental bridge is an effective way to close the gap in the smile while also restoring normal chewing function. Crowns placed on either side of the absent teeth are used to support prosthetic teeth that literally bridge the gap. They are designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth, and they can even prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place (which happens often after tooth loss).
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Dentures & Partials
Dentures have been used for hundreds of years to replace several missing teeth at once, but thankfully, the dentures of today are much different than those your parents or grandparents might have worn. Our prosthetics are custom-designed for each patient using ceramic teeth and an acrylic, gum-colored base, creating something that fits comfortably, functions wonderfully, and helps a patient smile with complete confidence. Modern dentures can also be removable or fixed using dental implants based on a patient’s preferences.
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If you want the kind of tooth replacement that is both lifelike and can be trusted to last for decades, look no further than dental implants. A titanium imitation tooth root is placed directly into the jawbone, and this provides support for a crown, bridge, or denture that will stay firmly in place no matter what you are eating. Implants naturally bond with a patient’s jaw, which helps prevent the bone loss that is common after tooth loss. No other treatment can do this, and it’s why implants are truly in a class of their own.
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