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Tucson Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Dalesandro

Tucson Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Dalesandro is a top of the line Tucson Restorative Dentistry service who uses metal free / ceramic fillings and porcelain crowns which are not only safe but prolongs the overall life of the tooth.

Metal-Free Fillings and/or Crowns

Large metal fillings corrode over time. Silver amalgams contain mercury. They also cause cracks in the surrounding enamel from the expansion and contraction differences. Cracks don't ever heal. So future treatment may involve root canal treatment if the fractures affect the dental nerve and/or crown. Our doctors really recommend these modern ceramic fillings. They look and wear more like natural enamel and are kinder to the opposing teeth. The treated teeth also retain much of their strength as the bonding process pulls and holds all surfaces together.

Silver fillings break down over time, become pitted and lose their tight seal. Here they have been replaced with bonded ceramic Inlays. For the best Restorative Dentistry results.

Crowns

A human jaw creates over 200 lbs. of force per square inch! When tooth strength has diminished due to decay, injury, cracks, or wear, it is imperative to the tooth's longevity that it be protected from the stresses of chewing. A Crown (AKA Cap) is a protective shell made of porcelain or a combination of different materials.

What exactly is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative Dentistry is a way of labeling the integrated management of oral health issues. As well as restoring the mouth to a functional and esthetic state. Procedures that are under this label include prosthodontic dentistry, fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants. The American Dental Association does not recognize this as a dental specialty. However, general dentists are still allowed to perform any of these procedures without additional certification. 

The different types of Dental Restoration?

When it comes to restorative dentistry we have 2  main options. Direct and indirect. We now live in an age where we have many choices for repairing worn, decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. With Dr. Dalesandro, you'll discuss which option is best for you. Now let's break down the difference between direct and indirect dental restoration. 

  • Indirect: Getting Indirect dental restoration now we're looking at procedures that involve forming crowns, onlays, or inlays. When you get a crown put in, this means your having the entire chewing surface of a tooth covered. While onlay covers more of the damaged tooth. You'll have the option of choosing the material used to make the inlays, including gold. If you want it to look natural the options are porcelain and tooth-colored composite resins are also available.
  • Direct: With Direct restorations, you're looking at placing a filling into a tooth cavity immediately. These specific procedures are normally done in a single office visit. The dentist will provide you with a variety of filling options. Which one works for you will determine on the type and location of the filling.

The Costs & Insurance

Some Restorative Dentistry work like dental implants, is most likely not covered by your dental insurance. Another option is to check with your medical insurance, It is possible to have it covered with them depending on your condition. In some cases other medical issues can affect your dental health, this is one of those situations that your medical insurance can come in and cover costs. You'll have to speak with your dentist to figure out the best plan for action.

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