Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term referring to the management of dental conditions affecting the normal functioning and appearance of the teeth and gums. A leading restorative dentist in Sun City, Dr. Donoho provides patients with advanced restorative dentistry procedures such as dental crowns, bridges, bonding, dental inlays and onlays, root scaling and planing as well as full and partial dentures. Using the latest dental techniques, Dr. Donoho restores teeth and gums damaged by periodontal disease without subjecting patients to extensive surgery or long recovery times.
Dental restoration techniques often involve pre-preparation of teeth for application of materials needed to complete the restoration process. For patients diagnosed with periodontitis, Dr. Donoho removes accumulations of plaque and tartar on teeth using specialized dental instruments. If you are receiving dental crowns or dental bridges, your teeth may need minor reshaping to ensure crowns and bridge devices fit securely over your teeth.
Restoring attractiveness and integrity to teeth with restorative dentistry in Sun City not only improves your self-esteem, but it also helps you maintain good oral health to prevent development of potentially serious oral diseases. In fact, studies have shown that neglecting teeth and gum disease allows harmful oral bacteria to reproduce freely in your mouth. People suffering from cardiovascular problems or weak immune systems may be susceptible to infections if bacteria enter the bloodstream through oral abscesses.
General restorative dentistry in Sun City also addresses diseases of the mouth, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Unless treated professionally, gingivitis may develop into periodontal disease, a serious infection that causes bleeding gums, loose teeth, tooth decay and extensive tooth loss.
Signs of gingivitis, a common gum disease that nearly one in three people have but are unaware of, often precede periodontitis. Gingivitis causes gums to bleed, swell and appear dark red in color. Fortunately, your restorative dentist in Sun City can reverse gingivitis by performing deep cleaning of the teeth and gums (root scaling and planing) to eliminate excess bacteria buildup. In addition, if you were previously diagnosed with gingivitis, you need to brush, floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash twice daily to prevent the disease from recurring. It is also important to visit a dentist every six months for routine examinations and cleanings.
To treat periodontitis, Dr. Donoho implements scaling and root planing followed by applications of Arestin, a dental antibiotic that targets bacteria responsible for periodontitis. Arestin is a powder placed directly inside the periodontal pockets filled with infection, and it kills destructive oral bacteria to quickly and effectively improve the health of the mouth.