As you age, your teeth and gums can wear away, causing pain and preventing you from eating the foods you've always loved.
Drs. John Fatse and John Scovic offer restorative dentistry to heal your smile and help you eat and speak with comfort and ease.
Here's why patients from Huntington, Newtown, and throughout Fairfield County come to our Monroe, CT, office for restorative dental care...
A Fully Functional Smile Is Our Main Goal
Our main goal in restorative dentistry is restoring function to your smile.
We always strive to create restorations that look, fit, and function great.
To date, we've created tens of thousands of dental restorations with this philosophy in mind.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damaged teeth or replacing missing ones. Restorative dental procedures can range from simple fillings to full-arch dentures.
Our main goal in restorative dentistry is restoring function to your teeth, but Drs. Fatse and Scovic always strive to create the most natural-looking results as well. If you are primarily looking to improve the appearance of your smile, we also offer cosmetic dentistry. To maintain the health of your smile, we offer general dentistry.
Problems Restorative Dentistry Treats
- Tooth Decay
- Missing Teeth
- Fractured Teeth
- Root Canal Infections
- Periodontal Disease
- TMJ Disorders
Common Restorative Dentistry Procedures
A dental implant is used with a crown, bridge, or denture to replace missing teeth from the crown to the root. No other tooth replacement method includes the tooth root, which stimulates bone growth in your jaw, keeping it strong and avoiding future complications. Our dentists have advanced training in implant dentistry and we use a sophisticated cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner to assess a patient's suitability for implants and determine the ideal implant positions.
Drs. Fatse and Scovic offer both traditional, removable dentures and advanced implant-supported dentures that are more secure and help keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Many times patients with extensive dentistry problems think they are beyond restorative help. That's not true. Drs. Fatse and Scovic have decades of experience and the advanced technology to accurately diagnose their dental problems and improve their oral health. It all starts by having a plan. In this case, a full mouth reconstruction plan.
When a tooth has suffered extensive decay or damage, Drs. Fatse and Scovic may recommend a dental crown, which completely encases a tooth to protect and strengthen it. Using our advanced CEREC® technology, we can create a custom-fitted crown and place it in one convenient appointment.
Dental bridges can replace a single missing tooth or several in a row. Because our dentists have the advanced training and technology to create bridges supported either by natural teeth or dental implants, we can tailor dental care to the patient's unique needs.
Inlays & Onlays
When decay has damaged a tooth, our dentists will determine if a traditional filling can repair the cavity or if an onlay or inlay is a better choice. Inlays and onlays cover more of the tooth's surface and offer more protection. Our patients appreciate our no-drill laser technology that does away with the vibration and sounds of a traditional drill to make cavity treatments more comfortable than ever before.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is designed to treat a dental infection inside of the tooth. Using advanced instruments, our dentists will remove the infected pulp from inside the tooth. Once the infection has been removed, we will fill the remaining tooth structure and cap it with a crown to preserve its strength and function.
Some patients come to us with gum disease and need periodontal treatment in order to rehabilitate their smiles. For these patients, we offer advanced periodontal care in our office. We can treat most types of periodontal disease in-house without referring patients to a specialist.
The Question of Insurance
Because restorative dentistry is necessary to treat oral health issues, most costs are typically covered by dental insurance. Our Monroe, CT, dental office can help determine what dentistry costs your insurance will cover so you aren't left in the dark. For people without insurance or those needing help with out-of-pocket costs, we accept CareCredit® financing. This third-party lender splits the costs of treatment into more affordable monthly payments.