Restorative Dentistry In Roanoke
Safeguard Your Family’s Oral Health
At We Care Dental Care, Dr. Burkitt is an experienced family dentist, and can provide your loved ones with the care they need to restore their smiles. Even if you do your best to keep their smiles healthy, your family may end up with a cavity, an infected tooth, or even a broken tooth.
We’re here to help! Dr. Burkitt provides gentle, expert restorative care in a safe and comfortable environment. Contact us online to schedule a consultation in Roanoke today, and get the help you need to restore your smile.
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What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is an area of dentistry that’s focused on restoring damaged teeth, as well as missing teeth. There are a few common ways that teeth become damaged.
Dental trauma is quite common, especially for kids. But patients of any age may fall, sustain a head or facial injury, or experience trauma while playing a contact sport like football or soccer. Dr. Burkitt is here to help, and can repair and restore teeth to keep smiles healthy and strong.
Another common problem is tooth decay. Weak, decayed teeth can cause pain and discomfort, and even lead to tooth infections. For this reason, it’s important to treat cavities with fillings and crowns to keep teeth healthy.
fillings for cavities
If you suspect a cavity, Dr. Burkitt can help. We offer tooth-colored fillings at We Care Dental Care. These fillings are free of metals including mercury, and are completely safe and non-toxic. They look and feel just like natural enamel, too, so they provide a totally natural-looking restoration.
During the filling process, Dr. Burkitt will gently remove decayed enamel, then rebuild and reshape the tooth with composite material. This eliminates the cavity and prevents further decay, keeping the tooth intact for years to come.
dental crowns for damaged teeth
For children, we offer stainless steel crowns as well as tooth-colored zirconia crowns from NuSmile. Both of these types of crowns are pre-fitted, so they can be placed in just one appointment. For adults, crowns are usually placed in 2 appointments over a period of a few weeks.
Crowns cover up, protect, and restore damaged enamel. They are typically used for large cavities, and to repair teeth that have been damaged by dental trauma. With one of our dental crowns, teeth will remain healthy and strong.
dental sealants for cavity Prevention
We offer dental sealants to help prevent cavities. During this treatment, Dr. Burkitt will apply a thin layer of dental resin directly to your child’s rear teeth. Then, he will harden this liquid resin using UV light, forming a strong and durable barrier.
This barrier prevents acid, bacteria, and food particles from directly contacting the enamel. In turn, this stops cavities from forming. Sealants provide long-lasting protection, and can prevent the formation of cavities for 5 years or longer in most kids.