Statistically, Tooth Decay has significantly decreased over the years due to the use of fluorides and patient awareness and prevention. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage. A diet that is high in acidic content can cause decay and erosion. Dr. Novelly’s advanced techniques and continuous education allows him to offer his patients the latest options and services to restore teeth to their healthiest and most natural state. He prides himself in providing a thorough explanation of available options and recommends what he believes to be the least invasive treatment.
Restorative procedures involve the process of restoring missing, damaged and diseased teeth back to normal form and function. Usually structural loss is a result of external trauma, tooth decay or cavities. Dental restoration also refers to replacing missing tooth structures that can be eventually supported by dental implants.
There are two main types of restorations: direct and indirect. Direct restoration includes placing a soft or a malleable filling into a prepared tooth and it will build up the tooth before the material sets. A common advantage is you can have this done with only a single appointment. The most common procedure includes fillings. Indirect restoration occurs when the team formulates the restoration outside of the mouth using a dental impression of the prepared tooth. The most common indirect restorations consist of inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers and implants.
When the tooth is ready to be restored back to a suitable form and function it requires two steps: first they must prepare the tooth for the placement of the restoration material or materials, and secondly the placement of the material and materials. The dentist will use special tools to make enough space for the restorative materials; likewise they will remove any dental decay and any part of the tooth that is physically unsound. Temporary restoration may be performed if permanent restorations can not be carried out.
Preparations may be: Intracoronal (holds restorative materials within the confines of the structure of the crown on the tooth; and Extracoronal (serves as a core or base which the restorative material will be placed to bring the tooth back into a functional or aesthetic structure. Examples of this are crowns, inlays and dental veneers).
Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and it is particularly brittle. If the enamel is unsupported than it can fracture easily.
Dr. Novelly and his team are constantly developing their skills and attending education courses to insure that our patients are receiving the most up–to-date services and procedures that will work best for each individual patient. That’s what makes us part of the best dental offices in Phoenix and the best in Chandler.
We want to make sure your smile is just as unique as you; we want you to smile your brightest and be proud of your smile, because you deserve it.