Restorative dental care offers treatment options for repairing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth, and addressing periodontal or bite-related concerns. Fully restoring the smile helps patients eat and drink comfortably, speak normally, and feel comfortable in their smiles.
At Gunbarrel Dental Center, our restorative treatments can address problems like missing teeth, gum disease, and TMJ disorders. Dr. Rachel Barone collaborates with local oral surgeons to secure crowns, bridges, and dentures with implants. A leading dentist in Boulder for restorative needs, Dr. Barone is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and has advanced knowledge and training in implant dentistry.
Restorative Dentistry in Boulder, CO
Our restorative dental treatments renew the full function and aesthetics of the smile with natural-looking end results:
A bridge fills the gap left by one to four consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges use natural teeth adjacent to the tooth gap for support. We can also secure dental bridges with dental implants, which create a stable foundation for dental prosthetics.
A tooth crown is a cap that fully covers broken or worn teeth. Crowns may be made of metal, ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal. Dental crowns can create an even bite for patients with teeth affected by decay or dental erosion. They offer a long-lasting option for patients who require a durable restoration.
Implants are high-quality restorations that can support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental prosthetic. A single dental implant is capped off with a dental crown.
Our dental office provides fixed and removable dentures. Dentures can replace full rows or arches of missing teeth. Locator retained overdentures can use implant-supported buttons for patients to remove and clean their dentures. Fixed hybrid dentures keep the denture in place using expertly placed dental implants.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a highly damaging problem for many patients. Harmful bacteria can build up on the teeth and gums, leading to gum irritation, inflammation, and bleeding. Over time, as gum disease progresses, patients can experience gum recession and tooth loss. Scaling and root planing at regular dental appointments can remove plaque and tartar from the gum and tooth roots.
Temporomandibular joint disorders create uncomfortable and often painful problems in the face, jaw, and mouth. Patients with TMJ disorders can experience jaw and tooth pain, headaches, and bruxism. Bruxism occurs when patients clench and grind their teeth. Wearing an occlusal splint or nightguard and making physical therapy appointments can treat TMD symptoms.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Learn more about restorative dental care with answers to these popular questions:
Can I replace all of my missing teeth with dental implants?
We can help patients replace their lost teeth with implant-secured restoration, whether they have a single missing tooth or all of their permanent teeth missing. Patients need not replace every missing tooth with a dental implant. We can use implant-secured dentures that require few implants to secure an arch of false teeth.
Do I have gum disease if my gums bleed?
Bleeding gums are typically a sign of gum inflammation that precedes gum disease. Harmful bacteria form plaque and calculus around the teeth and gums, which can inflame and irritate the gum tissue. However, patients who brush their teeth too aggressively may also experience bleeding gums.
Can TMD disappear on its own?
No, symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders will not disappear without treatment. Over time, patients will find that their TMD can worsen. Patients will often need a custom nightguard and physical therapy to treat their symptoms and relax their jaw muscles.
Restore Your Smile
Are you interested in restoring your smile’s function, comfort, and appearance? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Barone online. You may also call our office at 720-881-0614. Gun Barrel Dental serves patients from Boulder, Longmont, Gunbarrel, and the surrounding areas. We welcome patients to ask questions and voice their concerns at regular visits.