Restorative Densitry

Red Hawk Dentistry's Restorative Dental Services

Restorative Dentistry

Even with the best efforts in home care and professional cleanings, teeth are still susceptible to damage and decay and often require treatment to restore them to health.

The techniques and modern technology provided by Red Hawk Dentistry allow us to offer our patients a variety of options for repair and restoration. After determining restorative treatment is necessary, Dr. Ochoa will review these options with you and assist you in deciding which one is right for you.

Restorative services offered at Red Hawk Dentistry include, but are not limited to:

Fillings

Fillings are often used to repair a chipped, damaged or decaying tooth. The unhealthy portion of the tooth is removed and filled with a filling. There are several different types of filling material available. Dr. Ochoa will discuss your condition with you to determine the best option for you. While fillings are very durable and can last for many years, they may not last forever and may require additional treatment down the road. Practicing good oral hygiene, healthy eating habits and regular professional cleanings will add to the life of your new fillings.

Crowns

A crown, also known as a "cap," is shaped like a tooth and is used to place over a tooth that has been damaged or is misshapen. The crown improves the appearance of the tooth and may assist in addressing alignment issues. It can also be used to protect a weak tooth from injury. Red Hawk Dentistry utilizes the latest technology to provide you with the highest quality crown materials available today.

Bridges

A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. These gaps can cause the remaining teeth to shift or rotate into the space and could result in a poor bite, TMJ issues or gum disease. A dental bridge is made of three or more porcelain crowns fused together and anchor to your surrounding existing teeth and those teeth act as the support for stability of the replacement tooth. A bridge is a permanent restorative approach to replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a natural looking, permanent solution for tooth replacement. A single tooth or a full arch of injured, diseased or lost teeth can be replaced with dental implants.

A dental implant is a small, titanium post that acts as a natural tooth's root would and is placed in the jawbone. Once the bone has grown around the implant, thus securing it, we will place a crown, bridge or over-denture, depending on your specific needs.

Implants are strong, durable and natural in appearance and can last a lifetime.

Extractions

Despite our best efforts, sometimes a tooth extraction is the only option. Should an extraction be necessary, Dr. Ochoa will ensure that your treatment is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. We are fortunate enough to live in a time when powerful anesthetics are available to allow for little to no discomfort and minor bleeding.

A tooth may require extraction due to extensive damage or cracks, substantial decay, or gum disease. Another common reason for extraction is the wisdom tooth.

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that present in the very back corners of both the upper and lower teeth and usually present between the ages of 16 and 18. Unfortunately, when the wisdom teeth break through the gums they can often be too close to the existing permanent teeth, crooked or even sideways and cause painful crowding or an improper bite. This could be cause for extraction.

Fortunately, Red Hawk Dentistry provides options for replacing extracted teeth including, but not limited to, implants, dentures, bridges.

If you are experiencing pain, facial swelling, infection, or gum swelling, don't wait! Call us today at 303-223-7885 to get the pain relieve you need.

Extractions

What is a root canal?

A root canal is the removal of a small piece of tissue in the center of the tooth called the pulp. The canal is cleaned thoroughly and disinfected and then filled with a material that seals the tooth internally. When the pulp becomes damaged or the tissue dies, a root canal is necessary.

Will it hurt?

While there is a common misconception that root canals are extremely painful, in reality they cause very little pain or discomfort. In fact, they actually relieve the offending tooth pain.

How is it done?

A root canal is performed by numbing and sterilizing the area around the tooth. Once the pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled with a natural material that seals the canals inside the tooth. A crown (LINK to crown page) is then placed on the tooth to protect it from further damage or injury. At Red Hawk Dentistry, root canals can often be completed in one visit.

What are the causes and symptoms?

Common causes of pulp damage or death include a deep cavity, decay, injury to the tooth, or a crack in the tooth.

Symptoms of damage include:

  • pain when drinking hot or cold liquids
  • pain with pressure or biting down

Untreated pulp damage can result in infection of the tooth and can even destroy the bone surrounding the tooth.

If you are experiencing either of these symptoms, please call us at 303-223-7885.


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Red Hawk Dentistry is locally owned and provides family and cosmetic dental care to the communities of Castle Rock, Castle Pines and the surrounding areas.

We treat the young and young at heart and everyone in between.

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