A Broad Range of Restorative Dentistry Options
Teeth are strong and durable. Yet oftentimes, they require professional help to extend their lifetime, save them with biocompatible restorations or sometimes extract them using a specific biological protocol to get rid of infection and in their stead place ceramic implants.
Dr. Olivia Hart in Glen Allen, Virginia, , provides a variety of bio-restorative services to keep your smile looking great and your oral health functioning properly for months and years to come that will also help with your overall wellbeing.
Biological Restorative Dentistry Available in Glen Allen and Richmond, Virginia
Mercury-free and metal-free restorations are a cornerstone of biological dentistry:
- Non-Toxic, BPA-Free Dental Composite Filling – we are pleased to offer highest quality BPA-free composite resin that is a versatile choice for tooth decay, chips, cracks, and other minor repairs or modifications. These restorations blend unnoticeably with teeth. This same material can be used for dental bonding to enhance the smile.
- Ceramic caps – A dental ceramic crown fits over a prepared tooth compromised by trauma or decay, restoring natural shape, appearance, and function. A ceramic crown may also be used with a dental ceramic implant to replace a missing tooth.
- Dental ceramic bridge – A bridge unit comprises a crown at either end, with an artificial tooth (or several) between. In some cases, implants can anchor a bridge, avoiding impact on healthy adjacent teeth. Dr. Hart offers all-ceramic dental bridges for a natural appearance and a metal-free restoration.
- Same-Day Ceramic Crowns – Virginia Biological Dentistry also offers dental crowns that can be made in a single appointment. We do this using CEREC technology, allowing us to fabricate in-house restorations from porcelain blocks while our patients wait. This eliminates the need for a temporary dental crown and a second appointment.
- Veneers – Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for patients with imperfections near the front of the smile that make them self-conscious about their appearance. These thin facings are customized to match the existing teeth to ensure they look completely natural when bonded in place. These restorations can safely cover chips, cracks, and permanent staining. While veneers are often considered for aesthetic enhancement, they are also restorative in nature. Veneers are layers of hard porcelain cemented to the front surfaces of teeth to disguise flaws or improve the appearance of shape, size, alignment, or color. Veneers strengthen teeth with soft enamel, chips, or cracks.
- Non-Metal Dentures – Not everyone is a good candidate for metal restorations, so we are excited to provide non-metal dentures for patients to consider. This includes both partial and full dentures used to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch.
- Safe Mercury Removal – Studies continue to show that materials that were once used in the past to address areas of decay leave patients susceptible to further damage, mercury toxicity, or infection. We provide not only the safe removal of mercury or silver amalgam fillings with a specific protocol and technologies but safe replacement as well.
- Mercury Tri-Test – We can evaluate you to determine if you are affected by mercury toxicity through a mercury tri-test, which assesses the blood, urine, and hair to determine how much mercury exposure an individual has.
- Bio-Compatibility & Non-Metal – We focus on using materials that are metal-free and biocompatible with the human body to ensure safety and efficiency.
- Tooth Extractions with Biological Protocol – When removing natural teeth from the smile, we follow a strict protocol to provide safe removal and replacement.
- Ceramic Implants – Using dental implants is the gold standard in tooth replacement, but our team strives to avoid metal restorations that use materials such as titanium. Instead, we are excited to provide ceramic dental implants, which are just as strong and durable as titanium but without the risk of metal allergies.
Why Have Your Teeth Restored?
You have 32 teeth, so why be concerned if one fractures, breaks, or gets a bit of decay? Dental problems do not resolve on their own – without treatment, they get worse. A little cavity eventually becomes a big hole that reaches the tooth’s nerve center. It could develop into an abscess accompanied by acute pain and require extraction. A minor chip or crack could trigger intermittent toothaches and temperature sensitivity. It also becomes a weak point in the tooth, leading to more destruction.
Contact Dr. Olivia Hart of Virginia Biological Dentistry to restore your smile with one of our exceptional dental restorations. Click here to make an appointment now or call (804) 381-6238 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.