When it comes to maintaining your oral health and repairing sudden problems, no one is going to help you more than Mike Regan DMD. We have years of experience and cutting edge technology to make every potential procedure go smoothly. We care about our patients and strive toward perfection. We want you to feel safe and comfortable when you walk into our office. We offer a wide variety of restorative procedures so you are sure to find something that we can do to help you feel your best again. If you give us a call today, we can schedule an appointment to diagnose your problem and treat it in the best possible way.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is, in a general form, the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, infections, or decay within your mouth and teeth. This also involved the rehabilitation of any damaged structures over time. There are a wide variety of procedures that we can use to get your oral health in peak condition, and we offer as many, if not more, than other dental offices. The difference it, we are backed up by years of experience and all of the necessary skills to keep your mouth on point. Some of the procedures we are more than capable of performing include:
When your tooth has a minor amount of decay, we use fillings. These cavities are filled using a composite resin which is nearly identical to the enamel on the rest of your tooth and the surrounding teeth as well. This means that no one will know that you had any work done! These fillings are durable and bond extremely well with your teeth, making them an absolute asset in our office. This procedure is relatively common and hassles free. A local anesthetic is used here.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that we perform here and can help with a wide variety of physical imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth. It can help fill in a happy smile, repair tooth decay, resolve tooth alignment issues, and can be used to improve a tooth’s cosmetic qualities such as shape, size, and color. In this procedure, we use a resin over the surface of your teeth after removing just a little bit of enamel (this gives the resin a way to stick to the tooth). This resin can be molded and shaped to accomplish whatever you need to be done. This is then cured with a special light, and you are all set. This often does not use an anesthetic at all.
Repairing tooth decay damage
To improve tooth alignment
To fill gaps between teeth
For cosmetic reasons (improve tooth appearance, including altering shade)
A dental crown is an appliance that we adhere to a tooth to reinforce and protect a damaged tooth as an alternative to extraction. Severely decayed teeth may need a root canal, and severely damaged teeth simply need reinforcement. After a procedure is complete to prepare the tooth, we create a custom-made crown and cement it to the tooth. This tooth fits your bite pattern and fits comfortably over the surface, helping to prevent further damage or decay in the area. These can also be used with implants to replace a missing tooth. A crown helps to prevent further damage or decay, helps improve tooth alignment, disguises a discolored tooth, covers an implant, or anchors a bridge. They are a very useful and versatile tool to offer.
Video: Repairing a Chipped Tooth
Today's crowns are stronger and more beautiful than ever! Crowns are used to:
• Restore a fractured tooth • Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay • Protect a tooth from fracture • Cover a discolored or unattractive tooth • Cover a dental implant • Anchor a bridge
When it comes to missing teeth, they are both dangerous and cosmetically unappealing. It is important to take care of such an issue straight away. A bridge is a great way to do just that, covering the space of multiple missing teeth. These devices can cover one or more teeth and are anchored either by your natural teeth, a dental crown, or dental implants. This repairs bite pattern issues restricts jaw or more tooth issues, improves your appearance, and more. It returns your Bridges are used to:
• Replace missing teeth • Prevent teeth from shifting • Correct bite issues due to missing teeth • Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite • Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)
Veneers are a great cosmetic enhancement and can improve your smile radically. These are small, custom-made porcelain appliances that are fitted over the surface of your teeth. These can solve many problems as well. Veneers can hide the appearance of misaligned, misshapen, discolored, or cracked teeth. They are extremely natural looking and can be stained to match the color of your natural teeth or brightened to give you that dazzling Hollywood look that you have always dreamed about. Once these have been cemented onto your teeth to give you that brilliant smile, these enhancements resist stains, so they stay as sparkling as ever with proper care. They are long lasting and will bump your self-confidence up tenfold. Veneers are:
An effective way to improve smile appearance
A quick and predictable way to achieve a smile makeover
If you have missing teeth, these can be a disaster both health-wise and cosmetically. However, dental implants are a great way for us to provide you with a healthy and permanent solution that not only looks and feels great but consistently helps to improve your oral health and the growth of bone beneath the surface. Implants look completely natural, no matter what option you choose for above the surface. This versatile tool can be used with crowns, bridges, and full mouth denture systems. These are surgically installed in your jaw and fuse with the bone to leave a lasting and comfortable result.
Implants are used to:
• Replace missing teeth • Prevent teeth from shifting • Correct bite issues due to missing teeth • Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite • Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons) • Help retain a denture or partial
We help you to whiten your teeth safely to get that Hollywood dazzle that you have always dreamed about. When making a first impression, a beautiful smile is a must, and nothing is more conventionally attractive than a bright white smile. We can help you get to a confident and bright smile in no time!
We want the best for you and your teeth, which is why continuously strive to improve ourselves so that we can improve your oral health. Mike Regan DMD is here to help in any way we can, so please give us a call today and see what we can do for you!
Root canals are a great way to keep your natural tooth, clearing out decay from the roots of your teeth and the infected pulp in the area. This allows us to seal up the canals to prevent further infection in the tooth and also the spread of decay around it. This also eliminates the need for the tooth to be extracted and replaced, saving you some cash. It is a simple and effective procedure, and most often we then use a crown to support the tooth afterward and prevent any further damage. This leaves you healthy and strong once more. Symptoms of pulp infections may be:
• Sensitivity to hot/cold • Sensitivity to sweets • Pain, especially when biting • Swelling • Bad taste in the mouth
A root canal procedure includes cleaning out the infected pulp, disinfecting the canals and filling the void with a rubber like substance to prevent further infection. Sometimes a crown is recommended to restore the tooth shape, look, and to strengthen the tooth structure.