John V. Unger DDS provides high quality, restorative dentistry in Cincinnati. Working at the heart of the community to provide amazing preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services.
Types of dentistry
Usually, family dental practices perform various types of treatments. Preventative treatment includes routine check-ups, cleanings, x-rays, and fluoride treatments. It also includes educating patients on the best ways to look after their oral health.
Cosmetic treatments are used to improve the look of the patient’s teeth and can include teeth whitening and veneers.
Restorative dentistry is used to repair and restore damaged teeth in order to keep proper bite and function.
John V. Unger DDS can provide a number of restorative treatments to patients
Restorative dentistry treatments
Dentures are a popular way to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace all teeth or just a few. Denture technology has come a long way in the last few decades so you can be assured that your dentures will look realistic and fit your mouth well.
When a tooth is damaged, decayed, or cracked, it is possible to save it by fixing a crown. A crown is a cap that is placed over the top of the tooth to restore the look and function of the original. You may also need to have crowns fitted in order to attach a dental bridge between them.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is attached at either end to an existing tooth. Bridges can be used as a long term alternative to dentures and prevent your original remaining teeth from becoming damaged or moving out of position, causing other issues.
When a tooth is damaged or decayed, a filling is used to replace the areas of the tooth removed by your dentist. The tooth can be filled with a range of materials including composite resin, gold, or amalgam. The location and extent of damage will determine which material is used.
These are gaining popularity as a solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are done by fixing a metal post to the jaw bone, then attaching a crown.
Patients need to have the necessary bone density and gum tissue for implants to be successful but most people are suitable candidates.
Once placed, dental implants can last for decades with good oral hygiene.
Benefits of restorative dentistry
Your oral health plays a huge part in your overall well-being. Many people with missing or damaged teeth feel embarrassed or lack confidence. We take a non-judgemental approach to dentistry, our only goal is to give you the smile you want and help you keep it that way.
Replacing gaps in the teeth can improve your speech and shape of the face as well as ensuring the existing teeth do not move position.
Why John V. Unger DDS
Dr. Unger is an experienced dentist, with a fantastic reputation for restorative dentistry in Cincinnati. He is a respected member of the American Dental Association, the Cincinnati Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.