Restorative Dentistry for Seniors, Families & Individuals at KCAD
Many people have experienced the loss of one or more teeth, a broken or cracked tooth, or other significant problems that can negatively impact daily life. Most patients will need restorative dental treatment at some point during their lifetime, but with CEREC technology, restoration smiles are more lifelike and long-lasting than ever. Whenever possible, we will preserve your natural teeth. When needed, we can also provide tooth replacement options that are both functional and beautiful. The team at our Kennett Square office will work with you to find the treatment option that’s right for you.
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When a tooth has extensive damage, including cracks, breaks, or severe decay, a crown can restore both function and appearance. Also known as a cap, a crown is a porcelain shell placed around a tooth to strengthen and restore it. It can also be used as an artificial tooth on top of a dental implant. Crowns can be completed within one to three appointments.
An implant is the ideal replacement for many people with missing teeth, as it works to replace both the root and the crown of the tooth to restore your smile and promote long-term oral health. Custom-made to fit your mouth and to look natural, an implant is a root shaped titanium fixture that is surgically placed into your jawbone. Learn more about dental implants at KCAD »
Bridges are like crowns, except they are used to replace a series of missing teeth. Generally composed of porcelain or porcelain fused to gold, bridges are made to “bridge the gap” created by missing teeth. Like crowns, dental bridges can be completed in one to three appointments.
Dentures & Partials
Full or partial dentures are removable appliances designed to restore both function and appearance. Custom-made to your specifications (including bite relation and color), you can have your full or partial dentures within four to five visits. Keep in mind, regular dental examinations are still important for denture wearers so that fit and function can be monitored as well as the health of oral tissue.
“Dr. Patellis is an outstanding dentist. I’ve been coming to KCAD for many years and have been extremely happy with the care I’ve received. The office is clean, the hygienists are very capable and professional, and the staff is kind and helpful. Enthusiastically recommend.”
– C. Heinle
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