Restorative Dentistry - Dr. Avery Lopez
Rebuild, Rejuvenate, Restore
Broken, chipped, cracked, or decaying teeth can cause a number of problems for your oral health, your appearance, and your well-being. The restorative dentistry treatments available at University Park Family Dental are designed to restore the structure, function, and aesthetics of your teeth on the foundation of healthy gums and tooth roots. Dr. Avery Lopez offers a wide variety of restorative services in hopes of having something to offer every patient in need. Whether you need a solution to a single missing tooth or a complete smile renovation, we have what it takes to help.
As soon as you lose a tooth, the basic structure of your mouth and jaw begin to change; your existing teeth can shift out of place, and your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. If left untreated, a missing tooth can affect the structure and appearance of your entire face. Dental implants represent the most durable, longest-lasting tooth replacement option available today. These small, incredibly strong titanium screws are surgically placed in your jawbone to mimic natural tooth roots.
Strengthening chipped teeth has never been easier than with dental bonding. Dr. Lopez can use tooth-colored bonding material to support a tooth that has been structurally compromised. Additionally, this treatment provides a minimally invasive, affordable, and natural-looking option. Once hardened, the bonding material is very strong and, if properly cared for, can last for many years to come.
Whether you have had dental implant surgery or simply need to strengthen a weak or decaying tooth, dental crowns and bridges are among the most effective restorative dentistry options available. Dental crowns, designed to restore individual teeth, are shells of porcelain that fit over the entire surface of your tooth (or connect to the abutment of your dental implant) to add strength and support to your smile. Dental bridges are essentially sets of dental crowns that can restore the two (or more) teeth surrounding a gap.
Thanks to decades of advancements in dentistry, restorative treatments such as dentures are not what they used to be. The ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and messy dentures of the past have been transformed. Now you can have dentures custom-fit to you to provide optimal comfort, function, and aesthetics. whether removable, partial, or implant-supported, dentures can provide the structure you need for the rest of your life.
One of the most important aspects of Dr. Lopez' work is ensuring that each of his patients receives comprehensive care. If you come in for a visit and we determine that you need endodontic (root canal) therapy, we will address this issue first. Building a strong foundation for the rest of your smile will make your smile more durable and longer-lasting. There is a wide variety of endodontic treatments available and Dr. Lopez will determine which will work best for your needs during your initial consultation.
Years of neglecting the dentist and at-home oral hygiene may leave your smile broken and dysfunctional. By choosing to undergo full-mouth reconstruction at University Park Family Dental, you are choosing to rebuild your smile from the roots up. By expertly combining various restorative procedures, Dr. Lopez can restructure your smile and rejuvenate your appearance. Thanks to sedation dentistry options, years of poor habits can be reversed in just a few appointments.
Filling your cavities used to mean settling for metal material that was hard on your teeth, and caused increased sensitivity. Now, with tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Lopez can treat your cavities with a natural-looking option. Because the filling material is more similar to your natural teeth, they will expand and contract in reaction to changing temperatures, reducing sensitivity. Additionally, ceramic fillings blend naturally in with the color of your teeth to eliminate the bold appearance of metal in your smile.