Repair Your Bite with Restorative Dentistry
With everyday use, our teeth can face the risk of damage and decay, especially as we age. While preventive dentistry can make a big difference in protecting your teeth against damage, oftentimes infection and trauma are unavoidable. However, patients do not have to be stuck with painful or non-functional teeth. Dr. Ron DiRezze can repair your smile, restoring its natural appearance and function with advanced restorative dentistry procedures at our Shelby Township, MI, office.
Dental implants are a permanent option to replace missing or badly damaged teeth. Implant-supported restorations are anchored with small metal posts that are set directly into the jawbone. These posts serve as artificial tooth roots. Because implants stimulate the jaw in the same way as natural roots, they can stimulate bone and tissue growth for a healthier smile. Dr. Ron DiRezze can place traditional or mini implants and restore them with your choice of dental crown, bridge, or denture.
For patients who are missing teeth, dentures can restore both the form and function of their smile. Shelby Dental provides both partial and full dentures to replace several teeth, the upper or lower dental arch, or both. We also offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures. While traditional options tend to be more affordable, implant-supported dentures offer superior stability and comfort.
Cavities are small imperfections that form in the enamel of your tooth as the result of decay. The most common repair for minor damage is a filling. During treatment, the decay is removed and the resulting depression filled with a new material. Depending on your needs, Dr. DiRezze can provide metal or porcelain fillings.
Inlays and Onlays
An intermediate step between the restorative power of fillings and crowns, inlays are used to repair moderate tooth decay. We can repair teeth by attaching the inlay or onlay over the damaged area – both preventing further damage and restoring normal function to the tooth. Because these restoration do not extend as far as a crown, they are often a more affordable option for patients.
Our team of dental professionals strives to ensure that your smile is beautiful and healthy for a lifetime.
Because a dental crown is one of the most significant restorative options available, it may be required when a tooth is severely damaged or has required root canal therapy. The original tooth will be reshaped to provide a stable base, and then a crown is placed over the existing structure to protect from damage. Crowns can also be used to top dental implants to replace a single missing tooth.
A bridge is made of multiple crowns fused together, and can replace one or more consecutively missing teeth. These restorations can fill gaps in your smile and restore full dental function. Shelby Dental offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges to restore our patients' smiles.
“This is the best dentist I have ever had in 51 years. He never causes me any pain. He's very friendly and informative. His staff is a reflection of the personality of Dr. DiRezze. I'll be his patient FOR LIFE!” Ken R., Lake Orion, MI