Reliable Dental Restorations in Eastlake
When dental pain, discomfort, or damage is hindering you from living your life, you need a team of professionals who have the means and skill to treat your smile effectively. At East Lake Dental Arts, we provide restorative dentistry paired with beautiful, body-safe restorations designed to repair teeth, protect gums, and renew your smile to its optimal health and function.
Whether we’re helping strengthen weak enamel, replacing missing teeth, or treating gum disease, our Eastlake dentists can reestablish your oral health so you can get back to living your life and smiling with full confidence. Schedule your appointment with us today to get started!
Those suffering from a dental emergency are also welcome! Please call our office at (440) 946-4050 to get your appointment scheduled the same day or as soon as possible!
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Do I Need Dental Restoration?
When visiting our Eastlake dental office, our dentists work closely with you to determine your needs for restorative treatment. During consultations, we encourage you to speak with us openly about any symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as your treatment goals. Examinations help us to identify signs of infection, damage, and other causes for concern.
We also take digital x-rays of your teeth, gums, jaws, and neck for better diagnosis.
Our Available Restoration Solutions in Eastlake
We proudly provide the following solutions designed to restore your smile and oral health:
At East Lake Dental Arts, we believe in providing professional care in a relaxing, calming environment. To help maximize your comfort and ease any feelings of fear or anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide sedation. The relaxing gas can be included in any treatment and is especially helpful when visiting us for emergency dental care.
Why We Use Amalgam-Free Restorations
Whether you need a quick repair with a filling or a crown, our dentists only use the highest quality of natural-looking materials free of amalgam. Each restoration we provide is made of beautiful white composite or porcelain materials and can be shaded and shaped to match your natural teeth.
Do My Gums Need Dental Care?
Yes! Your gums are the foundation your smile needs to remain functional and healthy. Gum health plays a significant role in your overall well-being and quality of life. This is because there is a close connection between your oral and overall health. Some evidence suggests that oral conditions, such as gum disease, are linked to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and pregnancy complications.
There are both helpful and harmful bacteria in your smile. Factors like diet, smoking, medications, genetics, and poor oral hygiene can contribute to plaque forming on your teeth and gums in abundance. Plaque is the white, sticky film that accumulates on teeth and below your gumline. The longer plaque is left to build, the harder it becomes, forming into tartar, which irritates and inflames your gums. This gum inflammation is the first stage of gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis.
Red, swollen gums that go untreated begin to pull away from teeth, forming “periodontal pockets” where more bacterial plaque can accumulate. While gum disease attacks the gum tissues and ligaments, the toxins found in the infection can cause problems in other parts of the body by accessing the bloodstream.
How Can I Tell If I Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease, in its earliest stages, can have very little to no discomfort. However, there are still signs that can show whether you have the condition. Seven common symptoms to look out for include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Tooth sensitivity to changes in temperature
- Pain during brushing or routine dental cleanings
- Chronic bad breath
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
How Do You Help Treat Gum Disease?
While six months cleanings are essential for removing plaque and hardened tartar, sometimes deeper cleanings, such as tooth scaling and root planing are necessary.
Tooth scaling removes bacterial plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and underneath your gumline. Root planing involves smoothing your root surfaces, which helps prevent bacteria and tartar from building up further. This also helps remove toxins that lead to gum inflammation. Root planing allows your gums to re-attach to the surfaces of your teeth as they heal.
At East Lake Dental Arts, we provide treatment for gum disease ranging from non-surgical to surgical procedures depending on the severity of your gum health.
What Are My Restoration Options to Replace Missing Teeth?
Whether your tooth loss is the result of a dental emergency, severe gum disease, or a necessary extraction procedure, we can provide comprehensive tooth replacement. We proudly offer the following beautiful, lifelike solutions for restoring missing teeth:
Crowns replace a single missing tooth when attached to one dental implant.
Fixed bridges restore two or more teeth missing in a row. Traditional bridges are held in place by two crowns that use natural, surrounding teeth on either side to fill the gap. An implant-supported bridge is just that; they use two implant posts for lasting security and support.
Partial dentures can be used to replace several to many lost teeth all at once. These restorations often use metal clasps attached to neighboring teeth for support.
Full dentures are ideal for restoring a smile where little to no teeth remain. Traditional dentures often use adhesives or natural suction for support. Full dentures attached to dental implants use four-to-eight implant posts for long-lasting security.
Every crown, bridge, and denture restoration we provide is fabricated by skilled lab technicians with quality porcelain that blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
What are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Dental implants are body-safe titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots once placed into the jaw by our skilled dentists. These posts are unlike any other tooth replacement available as they become a permanent part of your jawbone through a fusing process called osseointegration. In this process, living tissue and bone grow around your implant, providing a secure foundation for your attached crown, bridge, or denture restoration.
When implants replace missing teeth and their roots, they also restore the vital stimulation your jawbone needs to stay healthy, full, and strong. This helps prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and preserves your natural facial features. When affixed to your new restoration, dental implants also help restore speech, biting, and chewing abilities, allowing for proper digestion and nutrition.
What Should I Expect When Getting Dental Implants?
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a multi-step process. Treatment plans vary depending on how many implants you need, where in the jaw they need to be placed, and your current oral health. Depending on your unique needs, your dental implant treatment process can take several months to a year to complete.
We begin with a detailed consultation about your thoughts, goals, and expectations for treatment. We also answer your questions and address any concerns you have about the process. We take a series of x-rays to gain precise images of your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone so that we can determine if your smile is healthy enough to receive implant placement. If you’re in good oral health overall, we can move along with creating your treatment plan and scheduling your placement procedure. If your gums are healthy, but you don’t have enough jawbone volume to hold implants, we can perform a bone graft procedure as part of your plan for more successful results.
During dental implant placement, one of our experienced dentists inserts the post(s) into your jaw with precision. Waiting for osseointegration to take place and healing after your placement procedure can take anywhere from three to six months. Depending on your treatment plan, we can either attach the abutment right after implant insertion or wait once your gums have healed completely. The abutment is the piece responsible for connecting your future restoration to your implant.
We also use your healing period to send impressions of your smile to our trusted local lab for the fabrication of your permanent crown, bridge, or denture restoration. Once your restoration is ready, we affix it to your dental implant(s).
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most healthy adults make great candidates for dental implants. However, if you smoke, have an autoimmune condition or take medication for this, implants may not be right for you. Children and teens do not qualify for dental implants because their smiles are still developing.
To discover if dental implants are the perfect option for you, please contact East Lake Dental Arts today!
I Have a Damaged Tooth – Do I Need a Crown or a Filling?
Enamel damage, even of the smallest kind, should be treated by our team. The smallest crack in your tooth can eventually lead to more damage or possible infection if left untreated.
Fillings are ideal for teeth where small areas of decay are removed. These restorations literally “fill” in the cavity of your tooth left exposed from decay removal. Fillings also repair minor cracks, chips, and fractures in your enamel due to wear, teeth grinding (bruxism), and other damage.
Crowns are needed when your tooth has moderate to severe damage from an injury, advanced decay, or from many years of tooth grinding and clenching. Crowns work by covering your natural tooth completely, preserving its structure, restoring strength, and protecting it from future damage.
Saving Teeth from Infection with Root Canal Therapy
Our Eastlake dentists provide root canal therapy to save your natural teeth whenever possible. A root canal procedure helps alleviate pain, eliminates the infection, and restores function to your bite.
During your treatment, we numb the area surrounding the affected tooth. We remove the infected nerves, blood vessels, and tissues, known as the pulp, from the chamber (inner tooth). The canal is cleaned and filled with an anti-bacterial material for additional protection. Our dentists place a temporary crown while your custom restoration is made. In about two weeks, we’ll place your new, permanent crown.
Restore Your Smile’s Healthy and Beauty Today!
At East Lake Dental Arts, we’re passionate about restoring your well-being and quality of life by renewing your smile! We proudly provide top-quality dental restorations and restorative procedures to individuals and families throughout the Eastlake, East Cleveland, and Lake County communities.
To learn more about our available treatments, in-house financing options through CareCredit , or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!
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