Restorative Dentistry – Colorado Springs
Enjoy Renewed Teeth
Dr. Solich offers a comprehensive range of restorative dentistry options to keep your smile looking good even after experiencing extensive decay or damage. At our Colorado Springs dental practice, we work with you to create optimum oral health, providing periodontal therapy, dental implants, crowns and bridges, and a variety of other restorative dentistry services. No matter what kind of issue your smile might have, we can use our expertise to make it practically disappear, often in just one or two easy appointments.
Why Choose Exceptional Smiles by Gregory M. Solich, DDS for Restorative Dentistry?
- Custom-made restorations for every patient
- Las Vegas Institute trained dentist
- Tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings available
Porcelain Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges can repair teeth that have experienced a wide range of damage and decay, including large cavities, root canal treatment, harmful fractures, extractions, and the presence of old fillings. Also called “caps,” crowns are a versatile restoration that covers the remaining structure of the tooth for protection while also replenishing its original shape and strength. We use high-quality porcelain materials for a beautifully seamless finish that is difficult to distinguish from natural tooth enamel.
Metal and Mercury-Free Fillings
At the Colorado Springs restorative dentistry practice of Dr. Gregory Solich, you can rely on us to provide metal and mercury-free fillings. White fillings, or composite fillings, are an attractive alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. White fillings are made of composite quartz resin, a material known for its strength, durability, and aesthetic qualities. Dr. Solich blends the material to precisely match your tooth shade. The advantages of white fillings include:
- Strong tooth-filling bond
- Preserve more tooth structure
- Less chance of heat sensitivity
- Aesthetically pleasing
At your restorative dentistry appointment, Dr. Solich will gently remove the decay and shape the tooth. He'll use a mild solution to etch the tooth where the composite filling will be placed, and then he'll apply the resin, which bonds to the tooth surface. A special light hardens the filling.
If your teeth have decay or old, metal fillings, you may wish to replace them with composite tooth-colored fillings. There are many health and aesthetic benefits to taking amalgam out of your mouth and replacing silver fillings with tooth-colored composites. At Dr. Solich’s Colorado Springs restorative dental practice, he’ll listen to your concerns and help you decide on the best course of action. In some cases, he may recommend a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown if a white filling won't provide enough structural support.
When a cavity has damaged part of the natural tooth, dark-colored amalgam fillings are thankfully no longer the only option for repairing it. Dr. Solich is proud to practice metal-free dentistry, offering image-friendly services like white fillings for patients in need. He can also remove older fillings and replace them upon request. In addition to their aesthetic value, white fillings are also more comfortable in the mouth and longer-lasting than their traditional counterparts.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
For patients missing a large number of teeth, dentures have provided an effective and straightforward replacement for centuries. Thankfully, modern-day dentures are much stronger, natural-looking, and comfortable than anything your parents, grandparents, or even George Washington might have worn. Working with Dr. Solich, he can specially-design a prosthetic to seamlessly fit into your mouth that brings back your bite and confidence all at the same time. You can get either a convenient removable denture or an implant-retained one to enjoy the most secure fit available today.
While removing a tooth is never our first choice, there are certain situations where it’s the best thing we can do for a patient’s long-term oral health, such as:
- A tooth is too decayed to be repaired with a filling or crown
- A tooth is so broken that it cannot be put back together
- Room needs to be created in the mouth for an upcoming orthodontic treatment
- A baby tooth is blocking the path of an incoming adult tooth
Whatever the reason may be, Dr. Solich always uses a gentle touch and plenty of local anesthetic to ensure the comfort of his extraction patients. Dental sedation is available as well to ease any lingering nerves.
Cosmetic options are available for recreating natural teeth that are missing entirely. Dental implants are our team’s top recommendation because of their exceptional longevity and valuable health benefits. The implant itself is anchored securely in the jawbone, creating an enduring foundation for the new “tooth” that feels and looks identical to what was lost. Alternatively, dental bridges can replenish the gap left by one or more teeth in a row by being anchored in place over neighboring healthy teeth.