Restorative dental care can address many oral health issues, such as broken and missing teeth, bite problems, and even gum disease. Dental restorations can be direct or indirect. Indirect restorations are made with the help of a dental laboratory and take place outside of the mouth. Direct restorations take place inside the mouth without the use of a laboratory. At 615 Smile Design Studio, Dr. Kevin Sivaneri and Dr. Ashley Whetsell offer restorative dentistry in Nashville, TN. They work with oral surgeons and dental laboratories to create lasting results.
Restorative Dentistry in Nashville, TN
Our office’s restorative dental treatments help patients renew their oral health and relieve discomfort in their teeth, gum, and jaw:
A dental bridge fills the gap left by one or more consecutive missing teeth. While bridges can use adjacent teeth for support, we also recommend implants to secure a dental bridge. Implant-supported dental bridges can help patients eat, speak, and smile confidently.
Tooth crowns are caps that provide strength to broken and worn teeth. We can also use dental crowns to cover implants and large fillings after root canal treatment. Our office uses porcelain ceramic to create crowns that look and function like natural teeth.
If you’re looking for a long-lasting dental restoration, dental implants can help. An implant consists of a titanium screw or post, abutment, and dental crown. Dental implants fuse with the jaw bone and create a stable foundation for dental restorations like bridges, crowns, and dentures.
Dentures & Partials
We offer full dentures to replace arches of teeth and partial dentures for patients with rows of missing teeth. Traditional dentures often do not restore the full function of the bite. We recommend implant-secured dentures because they make it simpler for patients to eat the foods they love with fewer restrictions.
Periodontitis or gum disease is a common but highly damaging and painful oral health problem. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning treatments we offer to remove bacterial buildup from the smile. These cleaning treatments can help reattach the tooth roots to teeth and prevent severe gum disease symptoms.
Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause problems like headaches, toothaches, and jaw pain. Patients with TMD can also clench and grind their teeth unconsciously during the day or when asleep. Wearing a custom nightguard can alleviate TMD symptoms and prevent tooth wear.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you want to know more about restorative dental care? Read answers to these common questions:
Do I need to replace all of my missing teeth with dental implants?
Patients do not need to replace every single missing tooth with an implant. We can secure a dental restoration with four to six implants if you have an upper or lower arch of missing teeth. All-On-Four treatment uses dental implants to secure an upper or lower tooth arch.
How much is restorative dental care?
The cost of restorative care depends on each patient’s insurance policy and oral health needs. If you have questions about your own insurance plan’s coverage or the cost of possible treatment, please contact our office. We work with patients so they can find stay on budget and receive the care they need.
Do I need a dental bridge or denture?
Partial dentures and bridges may seem similar because they can replace multiple missing teeth. However, we recommend partial dentures for patients who have rows of missing teeth in different parts of their mouth. A bridge is best for one to four consecutive missing teeth.
Call Our Office Today
Do you want to restore the look and full function of your smile? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Sivaneri or Dr. Whetsell online. You can also call our office at (615) 637-2878. Our dental office serves patients from Nashville, Dickson, and the surrounding areas.