Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry in Appleton & the Fox Valley

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Emergency restorative dentistry is also available. Call or email our friendly team today!

 

Do you suffer from sensitive teeth that prevents you from eating your favorite foods? Or maybe a broken or chipped tooth? Look no further than the Van Hoof Dental family for restorative dentistry!

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Our Restorative Dentistry Services

Dental restoration consists of basic procedures like fillings and more complex treatment like crowns and bridges. If you have a cavity a tooth colored filling is an excellent, pain free, way of restoring the tooth’s surface, structure, and function.

Bridges

Dental bridges are not a one-size-fits-all solution; they come in various materials including gold, metal alloys, and porcelain. These materials are selected not only for their strength and durability but also for their aesthetic qualities, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. The choice of material can be tailored to meet individual needs and preferences, ensuring that each bridge is as unique as the person receiving it.

 

In addition to restoring the appearance of your smile, dental bridges offer functional benefits. They restore your ability to chew and speak properly and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to further oral health issues. Also, by distributing the forces in your bite more evenly, bridges help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate the stress on your dental structure.

Crowns

Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration to name a few. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If Dr. Van Hoof notices that a tooth is decayed, seems weakened or cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that the tooth remains healthy for years to come. In cases like this, a filling or bonding will not be sufficient and so a crown is the recommended procedure.

 

Crowns have many different types, they can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile!

Dentures

Van Hoof Dental provides a full line of denture services. Dentures offer a personalized solution for replacing missing teeth, designed to be removable for easy cleaning and maintenance. These prosthetic devices play a crucial role in restoring not only the aesthetic aspect of your smile but also the functional abilities that were compromised due to tooth loss.

 

Available in two primary varieties, complete and partial dentures cater to different needs. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are suitable when some natural teeth remain.

Implants

Dental implants by Van Hoof Dental involve an advanced surgical procedure to replace our patients’ missing teeth. This process entails the careful insertion of a small, screw-like post made of titanium into the jawbone. The titanium post acts as a substitute for the natural tooth root.

 

Over a period of time, this post integrates with the jawbone, creating a solid and stable base. This integration process is vital, since it ensures that the implant is securely anchored within the jaw, providing the same strength and stability as a natural tooth root. Contact Van Hoof Dental for more information about dental implants!

Missing Teeth

If you are missing a tooth we are here to help! Our Fox Valley dental team recommends that you consider having any missing teeth replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of a missing tooth, it can also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as make it difficult to eat or speak properly. There are a few options for you to consider when replacing a missing tooth. These options include a dental implant, bridge, or removable partial denture. Set up an appointment today for a dental restoration!

 

  • Implants: Currently, a dental implant is the best option as it is a stand alone restoration that does not rely on the adjacent teeth for support.  A dental implant will look, feel, and floss just like the natural tooth that it is replacing. Ask us for more information regarding dental implants at your next appointment!
  • Bridge: A dental bridge is a great way to replace a missing tooth. Your existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth are used to support a permanently cemented prosthesis to replace the missing tooth. There are many types of dental bridges such as gold, metal, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong, durable, and meet each individual esthetic demand. A dental bridge will look and feel like your natural tooth and is a permanent restoration.
  • Removable Partial Denture: A partial denture is the most affordable way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They use your remaining teeth for support and retention and are able to be removed for cleaning purposes. If you have multiple missing teeth and are looking for a low-cost way to get your smile back give us a call and we can discuss which restorative dental options would be best for you.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

What is restoration in dentistry?

Restoration in dentistry refers to a range of procedures aimed at repairing or replacing damaged teeth. This can include fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. At Van Hoof Dental, our primary goal is to restore both function and aesthetics to the teeth, ensuring you get both a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile! These procedures our team performs are essential for maintaining oral health, preventing further decay or damage, and improving overall quality of life by enhancing chewing and speaking abilities.

What is another name for restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is also known as prosthodontic dentistry. This specialized field focuses on designing, manufacturing, and fitting artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. It includes a wide range of dental services from simple fillings and crowns to more complex procedures like dentures and dental implants. Prosthodontic dentistry plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health, function, and aesthetics.

How long does tooth restoration last?

The longevity of a tooth restoration varies depending on the type of procedure and the material used. Fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, while crowns typically last 10 to 30 years. Dental implants, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime! The lifespan of a restoration also heavily depends on individual factors such as oral hygiene, habits, and the general health of the mouth.

Is restorative dentistry worth it?

Restorative dentistry is often considered worth it due to its numerous benefits. It not only improves the appearance and function of teeth but also plays a vital role in maintaining overall oral health. Restorative procedures can prevent further decay or loss of teeth, alleviate pain, and improve bite and chewing efficiency. The psychological benefits, such as increased confidence and improved quality of life, also make restorative dentistry a valuable investment.

Meet Dr. Van Hoof

Dr. Logan has expanded his expertise through continuing education courses allowing him to perform more complex restorative dental procedures for his own patients. Dr. Logan is excited to meet you and provide you with exceptional Appleton dental care!

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Office Address

230 N Morrison
Appleton, WI  54911

920-733-7555
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Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday8:00 - 5:00
Thursday7:00 - 3:00
Friday8:00 - 12:00
Sat & SunClosed