Restorative Dentistry

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Living with damaged or missing teeth can be a challenge, especially when it comes to enjoying a meal or socializing with friends. Patients facing these dental issues often experience pain or embarrassment when it comes to chewing, speaking, or smiling. Thankfully, Dr. Andrew Howard has the perfect solution for you in the form of restorative dentistry treatments.

At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, our restorative dentist in Loveland, CO is dedicated to helping all of our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Our restorative dental treatments quickly and safely repair and restore your teeth to give you a refreshed smile you can be confident in.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry consists of treatments to repair and replace damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Dr. Howard offers a variety of restorative services to help you reclaim your healthy, functioning smile. Best of all, these treatments can also help enhance your smile’s appearance, giving your confidence a boost. 

Thanks to our advanced CEREC technology, our dentist can create and place dental prosthetics on the same day. With CEREC restorations, you can enjoy a shorter dental appointment and a more accurate restoration.

Dental Fillingsfillings illustration

Dental fillings can mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth. There are two different kinds of fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include silver amalgam, glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, and veneers. They are used when a tooth has too much damage to support a filling but not enough to necessitate a crown.

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Dental Crownsdental crown illustration

Dental crowns can improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Unlike dental fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth.

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Dental Bridgesdental bridge illustration

Dental bridges replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation: the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.

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Dental Implantsdental implant

Dental implants are permanent, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. Our strong, stable fixtures can restore a tooth from root to crown, actively preventing jawbone deterioration. With proper oral hygiene practices, your dental implants can last a lifetime.

At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental implant types, including:

We’ll also send you a free implant booklet that includes a more detailed look into our procedures and services. For your digital or print copy, submit your email information on our online form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be properly cared for. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when they’re not in use, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean as well.

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Snap-On Smile®before and after

The patented Snap-On Smile® arch snaps right onto your teeth, instantly giving you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. With no adhesives, there’s no need to change your lifestyle. Eat the foods you love and remove the restoration when you want. Our Loveland restorative dentist can fit you for a Snap-On Smile in as little as two visits.

These arches are perfect for patients with cosmetic imperfections like cracked or stained teeth who want swift smile restoration. You can also be fitted for a Snap-On Smile if you’re looking to upgrade from traditional dentures. Learn more about this restorative treatment by visiting their official website or by contacting our office at (970) 669-3918.

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Full-Mouth Reconstructionbefore and after teeth reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstruction, also known as full-mouth restoration, rebuilds and restores all  the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Our dentist will develop a customized treatment plan to address your individual needs and leave you with a flawless, functional smile.

The extent of your dental reconstruction will depend on the condition of your teeth. You may only need a single restorative treatment, such as dental implants or dental bridges, rather than multiple. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard at our Loveland office by calling (970) 669-3918 to see if you’re a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction.

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Transform Your Smile With Our Expert Loveland Dentist

The first step to restoring your smile is scheduling an appointment at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Our experienced dental team is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. We welcome patients in Windsor, Campion, and Fort Collins, CO to experience the difference a restored smile can make.

Contact us today at (970) 669-3918 or fill out our online contact form and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. We look forward to meeting with you!