There's many ways to restore your tooth. You might know about fillings— that's one way. We do the white-color fillings here. So, we match the color of the tooth. They're really nice, strong materials that last a good, long time, provided you take really good care of your teeth. Sometimes, we can't do that, we need to cover that tooth. Something with, what we would call, a “crown.” What that does, it just covers the tooth and makes the tooth stronger. We can use it in a porcelain shade to match your teeth. It just makes the teeth look beautiful. Bridges are another thing that you may have heard of that we can be either cemented, just like a crown can, or it can be removable, such as a partial denture. For the patients that don't have any teeth, we can do dentures, do top and bottom. We can have implants that help hold those dentures in. There's many way to restore your smile and everyone has a unique, unique problem that we can take care of.
Life can do a real number of your teeth, causing dental damage that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. In addition to impairing your smile’s appearance, damaged or missing teeth can affect its functionality too. You might find it tough to chew certain foods or speak clearly.
Fortunately, our Crown Point, IN dentists can restore your smile by repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. We’ll get you out of pain and return your teeth to optimal health. Call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422 for a free restorative dentistry consultation.
Restorative Dentistry Fixes Your Dental Damage
Here are some common dental problems along with the restorative dentistry services that Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC use to remedy them:
- Cavities. Composite tooth fillings blend seamlessly with your smile. We don’t even need a drill to repair small cavities. Instead, we use a high-tech tool that uses air pressure to quickly and painlessly remove decay. Most patients don’t even require anesthesia! For larger cavities, we can place tooth-colored inlays or onlays.
- Tooth infection. Our dentists remove infected pulp from the inner “canals” of your teeth during a root canal procedure, then fill them with an inert material. We usually seal the tooth with a dental crown to protect it from further damage.
- Breaks or cracks. We use dental crowns made of high-quality zirconia to fix the major dental damage, including cracks, breaks, and severe decay. Crowns can also conceal cosmetic flaws like misshapen or discolored teeth.
Restorative Dentistry Also Replaces Missing Teeth
Dr. Mark Van Buskirk and Dr. Michael Krischke also offer multiple options to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can serve as a stable foundation for several of them, including dentures, dental bridges, or dental crowns. One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is how they help prevent bone loss. A restoration attached to a dental implant also offers nearly as much biting power as a natural tooth.
Dentures offer an affordable way to replace several missing teeth or a whole mouthful of missing teeth. We even offer immediate dentures that you can wear while you wait for your final dentures to be fabricated.
A dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Some people find a bridge more convenient than dentures since it doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning.
We Keep You Comfortable During Restorative Dentistry Procedures
As with any procedure in our Crown Point, IN dentist office, our caring staff does everything they can to keep you comfortable and relaxed. We offer you amenities like:
- Cable TV
- Starbucks coffee
- Warm towels
We can schedule longer appointments for you to help calm your nerves, and our dentists will thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing!
To find out more about our restorative dentistry services, call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422. You can also book a visit using our online form. We’re located right in the heart of Crown Point, IN, just north of the town square and near the Crown Point Community Library.
Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.