Restorative Care is the rehabilitation of the teeth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. These techniques can overlap with cosmetic dentistry procedures as modern restorations are designed to look and feel natural or improve one’s existing appearance.
Crown and BridgeA dental crown, a cap for the tooth which is made of porcelain or metal, covers the tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, or to improve its appearance. If left on its own, the tooth usually is at some risk, with considerable damage that needs to be stopped to keep the tooth strong.Learn More
DenturesA local company, Global Dental Science has recently created an entirely new type of denture, the AvaDent® denture, utilizing several breakthroughs in technology. AvaDent® digital dentures are created from digital scans, processed through sophisticated engineering algorithms to aid and control the design and manufacturing tasks and milled from a single piece of acrylic that is superior to traditional denture material. AvaDent® is not only an easier, faster and better approach to creating dentures, but it also provides more security to patients in the form of a permanent digital record of their dentures. If their denture is damaged or lost, a replacement is just a phone call away. At Parkview Dentistry, we are dentists that specialize in dentures. And we have good news.Learn More
Dental SealantsSealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the biting surface of teeth. Dr. Laskis only uses BPA-free sealants on her patients. The recommendation is to have sealants placed as soon as the permanent molars erupt (age 6 and age 12 on average). Sealants are no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.Learn More
No-Drill FillingNobody looks forward to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. Now there’s an alternative: an antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay — painlessly. Its called silver diamine fluoride, or "SDF." It’s been used in Japan since the 1960s, but the Food and Drug Administration has just approved it for use in the United States recently. SDF kills the bacteria that causes plaque and promotes the remineralization of teeth.Learn More
White Fillings (Mercury Free)When filling in the pockets in teeth created by drilling out a cavity infection, until recently dentists used amalgam (which looks silver). Fillings are important because they help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. Nearly half of the weight of amalgam fillings, however, is comprised of the element Mercury. That's not great. Mercury has been shown to be associated with dementia and gastrointestinal problems. It is also thought to show some relation to conditions like ADHD.Learn More
Dental ImplantsDental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth for certain patients and are custom made to appear like your natural teeth. Implants are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are bio-compatible and are very rarely rejected by your body. The implants, which look like specialized screws, are surgically inserted into your jaw and then a tooth is created over the top of the implant. Over time, your natural bone locks the implant into place by fusing, or attaching itself, to the implant. Most patients find that a dental implant is secure, stable and a good replacement for their own tooth.Learn More