“Restorative dentistry” is the term dental professionals use to explain how they replace missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges and implants are common restorative options. The goal is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.
A crown is a full coverage tooth-shaped “cap” used to restore a tooth’s size, shape and strength. A crown is usually recommended when your tooth is cracked, needs support, has an old filling, or is severely decayed.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth and (literally) bridges the gap where one or more teeth have been lost. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Some teeth require a restoration that is between a filling and a crown. When enough of the supporting tooth structure can be preserved, and inlay or onlay can provide the same support as a crown while leaving the remaining tooth uncovered. These restorations are fabricated out of gold or porcelain in a lab and fitted into the tooth permanently.
There is a reason they call it the gold standard. Nothing lasts longer and is more biocompatible in the mouth than gold. Many dental professionals seek out Dr. Goslin to perform gold restorations in their teeth as they know of his proficiency in this area and appreciate the longevity of gold.
Implant and tooth-supported
removable partial and
bridges and full-mouth
Obturator prosthetics: replace the missing intraoral structures such as soft palate