Dental Restorations in Okatie

Modern dentistry has an assortment of ways to restore health to teeth. Children and teens with minor tooth decay or adults with significant damage and tooth loss can all receive restorative dental care that gives them attractive and functional smiles. 

Whatever ails your smile, Dr. Jeffrey Bauer gently and expertly returns function and beauty to teeth so you can smile confidently and resume your normal lifestyle. Bauer Dental Associates serves people living in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Ridgeland and cities across Beaufort and Jasper Counties. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings and Lustrous Crowns to Restore Healthy Smiles 

Usually your first encounter with dental care is when you experience a cavity. With fillings made of composite resin, your treatment matches the color of surrounding tooth enamel and completely conceals dental work. Composite resin blends seamlessly with natural enamel and it bonds securely onto teeth for an undetectable and durable restoration. 

Sometimes teeth are badly damaged due to trauma or advanced decay. The best way to protect the tooth and preserve its function is with a porcelain crown. Crowns are also commonly placed on teeth after root canal therapy. Crowns encase teeth and are designed to the precise measurements of original teeth. They are identically matched to surrounding dentition for a finish that is natural, lustrous, and durable. When cared for properly, crowns can last a lifetime. 

Several Options to Replace Teeth at Bauer Dental Associates 

Sometimes tooth loss is inevitable, especially if damage has impacted the tooth roots. When faced with this dilemma, there are several options that will rid you of the gaps in your smile and restore your chewing function. 

Dental Implant Restorations: This is the most comprehensive way to treat tooth loss, as it is a permanent replacement of a tooth and tooth root. This option looks and feels like natural teeth, thrilling patients with a complete restoration of form and function. It also has health benefits that prevent bone loss and preserve a youthful facial structure. Dental implants can support a single tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth. The implant posts can also be used to secure dentures and partial dentures to the jaw bone. Lustrous and life-like crowns are attached to the implants using an abutment.  

Fixed bridges: These are matched to surrounding dentition and can replace one to three teeth. The first step to receiving a fixed bridge is by fortifying adjacent teeth with crowns. Then the bridge of pontic teeth are cemented onto the anchor teeth. The result is a secure bridge that has the luminosity of natural teeth. 

Dentures and Partial Dentures:  These rest on top of the gums and are secured either with metal clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth, or adhesive paste. Dentures are matched to surrounding tooth color, and they give people an attractive smile that restores many of the functions of natural teeth.

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Bauer to Restore Beauty and Function to Your Smile

Bauer Dental Associates wants your smile to look beautiful and function for a lifetime. To receive compassionate and expert dental care, contact Dr. Jeffrey Bauer. He serves people in Okatie, Ridgeland, Bluffton and Hilton Head and Beaufort.

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