Are you always the last one finished eating, because your missing teeth make it hard to chew? When the photographer says, “Smile!” do you keep your lips closed? Do you have tooth decay so bad it makes your entire head hurt? Our dentist can help repair these and other problems with restorative dentistry procedures. From fillings to root canal therapy and beyond, our dentist has the restorative solution for you.
Call our Cave Creek, AZ dental office today at (480) 488-9655 to schedule a consultation.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Andrew Sloan, DMD and our staff at Cave Creek Family Dentistry are experienced in performing several restorative procedures that can return your mouth’s health and beauty. Whether your teeth are broken, decayed, missing, or all of the above, our contemporary, minimally invasive restorative dental procedures can help.
Dental Fillings – Fillings are the most common restorative procedure performed. Our dentist uses custom-shaded, tooth-colored composite resin to fill cavities. The resin looks more natural than metal fillings, and functions just like natural tooth structure.
Porcelain Crowns – For teeth that are cracked, broken, or severely worn or decayed, the doctor often recommends porcelain crowns. These restorations are custom-made porcelain caps that fit over broken or decayed teeth and seal them from further damage. Designed by Dr. Andrew Sloan DMD and created in a dental lab, porcelain crowns look just like a patient’s natural teeth, while enduring the rigors of daily use.
Dental Bridges – Dental bridges help patients who are missing one or more teeth in a row. With a bridge, natural-looking prosthetic teeth are supported on either side by dental crowns. The crowns fit over healthy, natural teeth surrounding the spaces to be filled. We cemented the crowns in place to anchor the bridge and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. Andrew Sloan DMD will meticulously design your bridge, and a trusted laboratory technician will fabricate it to the doctor’s exact specifications.
Partials and Dentures – Dr. Andrew Sloan,DMD can design a set of dentures or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. A partial denture replaces a few missing teeth, while a full denture replaces all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch, or both. Dentures can be permanently placed or removable for easy cleaning. Our dentist designs dentures to fit snug and comfortably in the mouth, while mimicking the look and feel of natural teeth.
Root Canal Therapy – Occasionally, a tooth decays to the point that the nerve in the center of the tooth dies. During root canal therapy, the doctor removes the dead pulp from a tooth, and fills the canals with a rubber-like material that prevents further decay. The tooth is then capped with a crown to reinforce its structure and restore a natural appearance. Thanks to advanced technology and anesthesia options, patients remain comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure, and most root canals are completed in one visit.
Dental Implants – Dental implants replace missing teeth — or anchor dentures that wobble and slip. The doctor surgically implants tiny posts made of titanium into the jawbone. As bone heals, it fuses to the implants, anchoring them in place. Our dentist can then attach an implant, bridge, partial, or denture. Implants are sturdy and secure, meaning no more wobbling or worrying about dentures slipping out of place. And since the implants replace teeth roots, they prevent the bone loss that occurs naturally when teeth are missing.
Full Mouth Reconstruction – For patients with severe dental damage, Dr. Andrew Sloan offers full mouth reconstruction. The doctor will examine your mouth and determine how to restore your smile’s function, appearance, and health. He will recommend a combination of two or more general, cosmetic, or restorative procedures to bring back the smile you thought was lost. Whether you have three missing teeth, two cracked teeth, and a couple of cavities, or need a root canal and whitening treatment, Dr. Andrew Sloan will perform the procedures and give you the dazzling smile you have always wanted. With sedation as an option, even if you feel stressed at the dentist’s office, you can remain comfortable through the whole process.
Call Now for a Consultation
Dr. Andrew Sloan understands that many people fear going to the dentist and may allow damaged teeth to worsen until they fall out or are irreparable. The doctor performs exams without judgement and recommends only what needs to be done to restore a smile. The goal of the entire Cave Creek Family Dental staff is to provide you with excellent clinical dentistry, while keeping you comfortable and relaxed. If you are ready to restore your oral health and beautiful smile, call our Cave Creek dental office at (480) 488-9655 to schedule a consultation with doctor today.