Rebuild Your Smile to Its Full Potential with Quality Dental Restorations

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There’s no denying that teeth are strong, designed to withstand decades of use and everyday wear and tear. However, with such constant use, teeth are vulnerable. When trauma, infection, decay, or tooth loss compromise your oral health and dental well-being, these situations call for reliable and effective treatment.

By utilizing the latest in dental technologies with beautiful, life-like materials, you can rely on Dr. Andrew Olson and his team at Wasatch Dental to rejuvenate your smile like new with top-quality dental restorations. From preventive cavity control and emergency care to rebuilding teeth with dental implants and dentures, our Salt Lake City dentist specializes in restorative solutions that produce natural-looking smiles that last.

You deserve healthy, functional, and beautiful teeth that withstand the test of time. Contact us today to schedule your consultation or call us immediately if you’re experiencing an emergency!


How Can Dental Restorations Help Me?

Dental restorations are used to repair the structural integrity of teeth while improving essential functional and natural appeal. Before our team can recommend the right restoration for you, we’ll study areas of concern, diagnose the issues at hand, and rectify the problems with the selected treatments.

Our Salt Lake City team provides the following restorative options for effective solutions:

In addition to offering various ways for renewing your smile, some examples of how dental restorations can help include:

  • Repairing damage from decay, injury, and disease
  • Restoring comfort during chewing, and speaking
  • Replacing the roots and crowns of missing teeth
  • Reducing space issues and dental gaps
  • Relieving tooth discomfort or pain

Thinking of Dismissing Care with Dental Restorations? Don’t! Here’s Why!

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Treatment with dental restorations focuses on fixing and restoring teeth to improve your overall oral health. If teeth are damaged or missing, it greatly affects your ability to chew, speak, and smile properly, which impacts function just as much as self-confidence.

Lost teeth can also affect remaining teeth, causing them to shift. This shifting contributes to an almost domino effect, leading to dental gaps and jaw bone weakening, known as resorption. This deterioration also impacts aesthetics as facial features begin to lose their structure, leading to prematurely-aged appearances.

Restorations fill gaps, repair damage, and replace missing teeth, all while enhancing the overall health and appearance of your smile.

How Can I Be Sure if I Need a Dental Restoration?

Do you have persistent tooth pain? Do you have teeth sensitive to changes in hot and cold foods or beverages? Chances are you need effective relief with dental restorations.

Certain situations may also require you to visit us for getting your smile’s health and function back on track. These typically include:

Injuries or accidents – These situations can result in damage like cracks, chips, fractures, and even tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth can halt the negative repercussions and repairing extensive damage can allow for effective chewing, biting, and smiling once more.

Effects of poor diet or oral hygiene - Tooth decay typically results from consuming surgery, starchy foods and drinks in combination with improper oral hygiene. Removing decay and filling the cavity left behind preserve as much natural structure tooth as possible.

Pain from dental damage and/or advanced gum disease – Deep cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, or injuries can leave dental nerves exposed, increasing your risk of infection, likely contributing to your discomfort.

In the event of a dental accident, don’t hesitate to contact us right away! Our team prioritizes emergency care and will do all we can to make sure you’re taken care of as quickly as possible!

Do You Have Missing Teeth? Replacement is Crucial! Here’s why!

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Your smile is designed to work with a full set of teeth. With each missing tooth, your ability to chew, bite, and speak properly diminishes. Your jawbone is also greatly affected as it requires constant stimulation from healthy teeth and roots to remain full, healthy, and strong. Without this essential stimulation, jawbone density decreases over time, causing facial features to shift and sag.

Missing teeth and their adverse side effects aren’t things you have to live with! Our team encourages you to contact us for a tooth replacement consultation. We proudly offer comprehensive solutions to tooth loss with dental implant placement and beautiful, life-like restorations.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

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Dental implants are body-safe, titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. They are considered the gold standard and the most effective solution for replacing missing teeth since their accidental discovery in the 1950s. With an average success rate of over 95%, they work by fusing with living tissues and bone once surgically inserted into the jawbone.

Dental implants consist of three parts; the titanium post, the abutment, which is the connecting piece responsible for joining your restoration to the implant post(s), and the final dental prosthetic, or restoration.

Since implants completely restore teeth from root to crown, they are a favorable and lasting treatment for improving your smile’s overall health, function, and appeal.

How Can I Find Out if Dental Implants are Right for Me?

Successful implant treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your jaw, existing teeth, gums, and overall health. Ideal candidates must have healthy gums and be old enough so that their jawbone has stopped developing. There must also be enough jawbone density to support the implants to qualify for the procedure.

Fortunately, in today’s advanced dentistry, initial treatments such as bone grafts can provide long-lasting strength to a weakened jawbone once more, allowing for dental implants to become an achievable reality for numerous smiles.

Discover How Dental Implants and Dental Restorations Can Rebuild Your Smile!

Dr. Olsen provides the following restorations for revitalizing your smile after tooth loss:

  • Crowns for single tooth replacement
  • Bridges to replace a few missing teeth in a row
  • Partial dentures to restore function and form when replacing one to several teeth
  • Full dentures to replace an entire arch of missing teeth
  • Dental implants to rejuvenate smiles, regardless of how many teeth are lost

When dental implants support crowns, bridges, partials, and dentures, it provides an excellent way to renew your smile completely and permanently.

How Can I be Sure My New Implant Restorations Will Last?

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Whether you’ve received a simple filling or complete treatment with bridges, dentures, or dental implants, proper oral hygiene becomes even more crucial.

Surprisingly, taking care of your implant-supported smile isn’t much different than caring for a natural one! To make sure your new smile lasts as it should, brush twice daily, floss every evening, rinse with antiseptic mouthwash, and never skip your bi-annual dental visits.

Bridges, Full Dentures, and Partial Dentures. What’s the Difference?

Your selected restoration for tooth-replacement depends on which teeth are missing and how many. Dental bridges, full and partial dentures vary in the following ways:

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Dental Bridges: contain prosthetic teeth that are permanently fixed to dental implants on either side where missing teeth once were. This offers a good replacement for one to four missing teeth in a row.

illustration of implant supported dentures

Dentures: Full, or complete dentures, work to replace an entire arch of missing teeth in the upper and/or lower jaws. Partial dentures work to restore several missing teeth in a row. These restorations are held in place either by two, four, or eight implant posts.

Implant-supported restorations provide many benefits, including improved speech and restored function for chewing and biting.

Repairing Minor Tooth Damage with Fillings

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White fillings are used to repair both front and back teeth that are damaged, but not enough to need a crown. The composite materials used bond well with natural enamel, allowing for reliable, natural-looking treatment while helping save original tooth structure.

Fillings are also an excellent option for repairing small cracks and improving strength to worn-down teeth.

A Comprehensive Approach to Your Restorations Needs: Introducing Full-Mouth Reconstruction!

Full mouth reconstruction is an all-inclusive method for restoring the overall health of your smile by utilizing a few or many general cosmetic and restorative services. Because every approach is different, the requirements for your full-mouth reconstruction may result from:

  • Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or fractured
  • Teeth lost from trauma, infection, or decay
  • Teeth which are severely discolored
  • Teeth that are severely worn due to erosion, grinding (bruxism), or clenching
  • Consistent jaw joint, muscle and headache pain requiring bite treatments

Our dentist will examine your smile to determine the extent of the issues or concerns at hand. We’ll then work closely with you, recommending effective treatment options designed to meet your needs. This evaluation will also include looking at the conditions of your:

Teeth: Dr. Olson will take note of any discoloration, shape, wear, and damage to determine which procedures are needed. These may include veneers, crowns, bridges, and/or teeth whitening.

Periodontal (gum) tissue: If your gums show signs of inflammation and infection, treatment with scaling and root planing will likely be included in your plan. Dr. Olson will look for deep pockets, excessive plaque build-up, and bone density irregularities.

Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and bite: A steady bite, free of pain when you close and open your mouth or chew and does not cause wear on your teeth – it is an essential part of your oral health. The jaw joint, bite, and muscle issues can require treatment with oral appliances and/or surgery.

Natural aesthetics: The shape, size, shade, and ratio of your teeth, and how they look with your lips, gums, smile, and face, are pivotal factors when determining your plan for full mouth reconstruction.

Once we’ve obtained all the information needed for your case, our dentist will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step strategy to correct all concerns regarding your smile and complete your reconstruction.

Ready to Restore Your Smile to Its Former Glory? Call Us Today!

Our goal at Wasatch Dental is to provide you the highest quality dental restorations designed to deliver a renewed, healthy smile that lasts. Dr. Andrew Olson and his team are passionate about helping you and your loved ones make the most out of full and functional teeth. Call or visit our office in Salt Lake City to schedule your appointment today!




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