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Restorative Dentistry in Redmond, Oregon

Blue Sky Family Dentistry offers restorative dentistry for Redmond, Oregon patients. Dental restorations are typically performed for patients with chipped, cracked, or weakened teeth, but can also include dental implants or bridges to replace missing teeth.

Did you know that a single missing tooth can cause neighboring teeth to drift out of place? This can also lead to additional tooth loss and other complications. No matter if you are missing one or all of your natural teeth, the team at Blue Sky Family Dentistry can help you achieve the kind of smile you've always wanted. 

Call us today for a consultation to discuss your smile restoration options.

Dental Bridges: An Economical Tooth Replacement Option

Naturally, your first reaction after losing an adult tooth is to research your options. While dental implants are considered the best method of tooth replacement, they also come with a high price tag. The next-best option may likely be a dental bridge. 

When replacing a tooth with a dental bridge, two teeth next to the missing tooth are fitted with dental crowns. Fused between these two crowns is the pontic — or prosthetic tooth. When you elect for a dental bridge procedure, the two teeth opposite the missing tooth are shaved down to accommodate the added thickness of the dental crowns. These crowns and the prosthetic tooth are crafted from porcelain and are tinted to match the shade of the surrounding teeth.

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Dental Implants - Restorative Dentistry in Redmond, Oregon

Dental Implants: The Next-Best Option to Natural Teeth

Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement. Since dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone (much like a natural tooth root), you can enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently. Plus, dental implants can last a lifetime with regular care.

Dental implants can even be used to replace a full row of teeth. Full-arch rehabilitation procedures such as the All-on-4® treatment concept, allow patients to replace a full row of teeth by having four implants placed within the arch (row). These four dental implants are then used to support a fixed dental bridge crafted from either porcelain or zirconia. 

Curious how dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth or fully rehabilitate your smile? Call Blue Sky Family Dentistry for a dental implant consultation.

Dental Crowns: Restore and Protect

When a tooth becomes damaged or weakened due to dental trauma, decay, or root canal therapy, a dental crown is often recommended. Dental crowns serve a dual purpose; they strengthen the tooth, but also create a barrier to protect the tooth from infection. 

There are several varieties of dental crowns. These include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Metal-fused-to-porcelain crowns
  • Zirconia crowns
  • Gold crowns

By far the most popular dental crown options are porcelain and metal-fused porcelain crowns. Not only are these cost-effective, but do an excellent job in restoring the function and appearance of the tooth.

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Let’s Discuss Your Options

Have a question about restorative dentistry and how it can help improve your smile? Let's discuss the many treatment options available to you.