Restorative Dentist – Rocky River, OH
Bring Back Your Damaged Teeth
It’s very common for people to have one or more teeth that have seen better days, whether due to natural wear and tear, dental decay, or even an accident. Seemingly small dental problems can lead to big issues for a person’s oral health and appearance if left untreated, but Dr. William Eick can easily take care of them with our restorative services. Combining an artistic touch with some of the most natural-looking materials available today, Dr. Eick can help even the most damaged tooth look and function like new again. To learn more about how he can fully restore your smile, contact us today.
Why Choose Dr. William Eick for Restorative Dentistry?
- Restorations custom-made for every patient
- Designed using strong, durable, & lifelike materials
- Tooth-colored fillings make cavities disappear in just one appointment
To preserve a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, Dr. Eick may suggest a lifelike porcelain dental crown. Also called a dental cap, a crown fully encapsulates a tooth to protect it from further damage and help it to endure the pressure of biting and chewing. Crown placement is commonly the final step to restoring a tooth that has had a root canal, which preserves a tooth that has an infection deep inside the pulp chamber and canals.
Bridges are simple and reliable restorations that can be used to replace one tooth or even a few missing in a row. First, two crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the space in the smile, and these are used to support prosthetic teeth to fill it. Bridges enable us to restore strength to the bite, prevent the remaining teeth from moving, and renew a smile’s appearance all at the same time.
Even if you brush and floss twice a day, you can still develop a cavity. Left untreated, tooth decay can spread and create significant oral health problems, as well as pain. When a cavity strikes, Dr. Eick prefers to place a composite resin filling rather than metal/amalgam filling. Tinted to match your tooth's color, a composite filling will blend with your tooth enamel, so your all-white smile remains intact.
Composite fillings offer additional advantages over traditional amalgam fillings. Metal fillings can leak and crack over time, compromising the strength and health of your teeth. Because tooth-colored fillings bond more securely to tooth structure, they strengthen teeth. Furthermore, tooth-colored fillings are conservative. Dr. Eick usually removes less tooth structure for composites, which is always best.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Long a reliable option for tooth replacement, dentures are more natural-looking and more comfortable than ever. Dr. Eick will evaluate your needs and recommend the best denture option for you. If you are missing all of the teeth on an arch, then a full set of dentures will restore your complete smile. Alternatively, if you are missing some of your teeth, then Dr. Eick will design a partial denture that will attach and fit among your remaining teeth.
You have several choices for tooth replacement, but one of the most lifelike is a dental implant. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned in your jawbone beneath the socket of your missing tooth. With time, this biocompatible post bonds with your bone tissue. The foundation that results from this bond is as strong as that between a natural tooth root and your jawbone. When you’ve healed, Dr. Eick places a custom-crafted crown on top of the post.