Improving Smiles with Restorative Dentistry in Raleigh, NC
A healthy smile comes from healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Philip Lisk offers a complete spectrum of restorative dentistry therapies that have you looking and feeling great. In fact, we like to refer to restorative dentistry as rejuvenation dentistry, because that’s exactly what it accomplishes. Your teeth and your confidence will be rejuvenated.
Our restorative dentistry practice in Raleigh utilizes advanced technology and modern procedures to make sure you receive the best possible care. Our most common restorative dentistry therapies include the replacement of missing teeth. You’ll smile brighter and more often when you are free from missing or gapped teeth. The replacement of teeth may be fixed or removable. Either way, we can show you the most comfortable, natural, and beautiful solutions. This may include permanent implants or prosthetics.
Dentures & Dental Implants
Fixed partial dentures replace one or many missing teeth. This type of restorative dentistry appliance requires a minimum of one solid anchor tooth on each side of the space. How many anchor teeth are included depends on the length of the span with the missing tooth. Removable partial dentures replace one or many missing teeth as well. This type of appliance can be made entirely of plastic or it can have a metal framework under the plastic. A complete denture replaces all the missing teeth in the upper or lower arch is usually made entirely of acrylic. Dental implant supported partial or complete dentures use implants as the anchor for a prosthesis and these restorative dentistry appliances are much more comfortable and stable.
Other Tooth Restoration Options
Dental Crowns Inlays and Onlays Dental Implants Fixed Bridgework Dentures & Partials
Restorative Dentistry and Gum Health
Most adults need to visit our office twice a year, although patients with signs of gum disease may need to see Dr. Lisk more often. Restorative dentistry encompasses the care and treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth. This includes soft tissues, ligaments, and bone. Professional cleanings allow us to remove tartar buildup preventing gum disease, which can cause pockets of infection.
Gum Disease Treatments
Less severe cases of gum disease, referred to as gingivitis may only require a scaling and root planing to remove bacteria from around the teeth roots. However, If Dr. Lisk detects advanced gum disease during a general dentistry checkup at our Raleigh dentistry practice, a collaborative approach to providing periodontal care is utilized involving you, our dental hygienist, Dr. Lisk, and a periodontist (gum specialist) if indicated. Antibiotic therapy may also be ordered to control infection at the site and restore health to your gums.
If you’d like to smile confidently again, it’s time to call our Raleigh restorative dentistry practice. Emergency dentistry is also available. We serve patients in and around Cary, Morrisville, Knightdale, and Wake Forest. Dr. Lisk is accepting new patients and our team looks forward to serving you and your family.