Restorative Dentistry in Tucson


Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Dalesandro in Tucson Arizona

Dr. Dalesandro offers premier Tucson Restorative Dentistry services, including metal-free/ceramic fillings, porcelain crowns, and dental bridging. These advanced treatments are not only safe but also extend the overall life of your teeth. Our dental solutions seamlessly replace missing teeth, enhancing your smile's functionality and aesthetics.


Metal-Free Fillings and/or Crowns Dental Service

Large metal dental 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 Restorative Dentistry may involve a 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.

Dental 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.

Dental Bridging 

Dental bridges are a key component of restorative dentistry, designed to replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth anchored by neighboring natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges not only improve the aesthetics of your smile but also restore functionality, enabling proper chewing and maintaining the alignment of remaining teeth. This solution is durable and aesthetically pleasing, seamlessly blending with natural teeth.

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 & Dental 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.

Restorative Dental FAQs

Is teeth whitening a restorative dental procedure?

Anything that deals with aesthetic enhancements of your teeth will be considered cosmetic. Anything that focuses on the appearance of your teeth and helps you restore the function of your teeth. Teeth whitening will be considered a restorative procedure. 

What to do if my teeth are rotting?

When dealing with rotting teeth, your dentist will perform restorative dental procedures. This will help remove all the decay in your mouth and replace it with materials approved by dentists to bring back its function. It will also take away the pain and avoid any infections this could cause. 

What happens if you avoid restorative dental procedures?

Restorative dental procedures will help clear your mouth of decay. If this is not taken care of, it will lead to many more issues. This will lead to damage to the enamel, and create more decay. The decay can spread to other teeth. This will cause pain and cause infections. This will ultimately affect your oral health. 

What hurts more, a tooth extraction or a root canal?

A root canal is known to be very painful. Some do consider it to be more painful than an extraction. However, during both procedures, you will receive anesthesia that will help reduce the pain. You may even be prescribed pain relievers to take after the procedure at home. 

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