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Restorative Dentistry - Peter Adams Family Dentistry Chesapeake VADr. Peter Adams Family Dental practice in Chesapeake Virginia provides restorative dentistry services to his patients.

Dr. Adams is an educated, experienced and qualified dentist who can restore form and function to your teeth. Dr. Adams’ restorative services include fillings, dentures, crowns, implants and root canal therapy. Whether you’re young, senior or in between, Dr. Adams will give your entire family the care they need to restore their teeth to health.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring function and appearance to fractured, decayed, missing, abnormal, abscessed or injured teeth. Restorative dentistry not only provides esthetics, but it returns function to the teeth promoting proper chewing and speech.

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Peter Adams Family Dentistry in Chesapeake Virginia offers the following restorative dentistry procedures:

Fillings

Fillings are used to replace lost tooth structure and restore the tooth to full contour and function. Fillings are durable and can last for many years. There are different kinds of fillings. The cavity location, extent of the decay, cost, and your insurance coverage will all play a factor in determining which filling is right for you:

  • Composite (white) – Composite fillings are matched to the color of your teeth and are often used on more visible teeth. Those teeth seen when you smile. Composite fillings require a technique that entails the tooth to be dry before application. Therefore, the tooth must be properly isolated for the composite filling to bond. Composite fillings require lengthier appointments than amalgam fillings; however, they keep the natural look of your teeth intact.
  • Amalgam (silver) – Amalgam fillings are generally used on less visible teeth. They are silver in color and they cost less than composite fillings. Amalgam fillings can last many years. They are more durable than composite fillings.

Dentures

Dentures are crafted to replace missing teeth and to restore daily function such as chewing. Dentures are fabricated to mimic the natural dentition and gum tissue.

  • Full dentures, or complete dentures that replace all of the teeth in an upper or lower arch.
  • Removable partial dentures (RPD) can replace one or more missing teeth in an arch.

The process of fabricating and ensuring proper fit of dentures will take several appointments. First, impressions, or molds, of teeth are taken. Once the dentures are made, appointments will be made to ensure dentures fit well and are not causing irritation. Dentures should fit well enough that no adhesives are needed. If you currently have dentures that are not staying in place, you should have them relined. Dental implants are a good way to stabilize loose dentures and to preserve the ridge of the jaws.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing or extracted teeth. A dental implant is a titanium Dental Implants - Restorative Dentistryfixture, which acts as the root of a tooth. Once the implant has been placed and is deemed healthy, a false tooth can be placed on the implant. Where there was a missing tooth, there is now a replacement tooth that appears exactly like a natural tooth.

Dental implants require time to fully execute, but the process brings about long lasting, reliable results. The titanium fixture is placed during surgery. Then your mouth is allowed time to heal, and then the tooth is placed onto the fixture.

Dental implants have an extremely high rate of success. Of those placed 20 years ago, 90% are still in place. Dental implants are also often used to stabilize loose dentures. Patients have experienced amazing enhancement of their quality of life through this treatment.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also called caps, are tooth colored restorations which cover the entire tooth to restore the tooth to its full usefulness and esthetics. Dental crowns are typically used for fractures or decayed teeth, but they also have other uses, such as supporting a bridge. When a tooth is decayed or fractured to the point that there is not enough natural tooth structure left to support other restorations, a crown is necessary. Dental crowns adhere to the tooth structure and completely cover the entire surface above the gum line. Dental crowns are made to look like perfectly shaped teeth and are matched to the color of existing teeth.

Schedule your restorative examination today. Call (757) 547-0222.

 

Root Canal Therapy - Restorative DentistryRoot Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

Endodontics, also known as root canal therapy, is a procedure that is necessary when a tooth becomes infected. Root canal therapy is the process of removing the inner diseased nerves of tooth. The area is disinfected, so that it can be restored to full function. After the tooth is disinfected, the tooth is sealed to prevent further infections.

If you have an infected tooth, your options are to have a root canal or to have the tooth extracted. Depending on your exact situation, root canal therapy is typically more favorable than extraction. Root canal therapy is a relatively painless procedure and can be completed in one or two appointments.

It is important after restorative dentistry procedures are performed, that you care for and maintain your teeth to preserve these restorations and avoid the need for future restorations. Brush and floss twice a day, every day following the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommended brushing routine, and schedule regular professional cleanings every six months.

Avoiding dental problems by prevention is our number one goal at Peter Adams Family Dentistry. Visiting our office every six months for preventative care is important in protecting and preserving the health of your teeth. This includes a professional cleaning, examination and fluoride and x-rays as needed. Equally as important is your daily habits of brushing and flossing twice a day, everyday.
If you have not had a professional cleaning in the last six months or need restorative dentisty, call (757) 547-0222 today or schedule an appointment online.

 

Dr. Adams is a family dentist that treats children, parents and grandparents. Peter Adams Family Dentistry prides itself on having an experienced and friendly staff that is dedicated to your personalized dental care. Schedule your appointment today!

 

Schedule your restorative examination today. Call (757) 547-0222.

Dr. Peter Adams Family Dental practice in Chesapeake Virginia – Serving all of Hampton Roads Virginia as well as Eastern North Carolina
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm

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Dr. Peter Adams Family Dental practice in Chesapeake Virginia provides personalized Preventative, and Cosmetic Dentistry, including Emergency Dental CareSleep Apnea, Teeth Whitening and Emergency Dental Care for your whole family.  Practicing general dentistry for over 30 years. Dr. Peter Adams served as a general dentist in the United States Navy for 16 years. He has been practicing in the Hampton Roads area for the past 16 years.

Dr. Adams will be the one at your side performing the procedure, no matter the dental procedure, comprehensive exams, crowns, dentures or implants.  The office has one doctor and only one doctor to help insure that you receive continuity of care in an environment where you know your doctor. The office stresses prevention and will help you to do the things necessary to prevent future problems with your teeth or gums. You will always receive the personalized care and attention you deserve. You will find his office is in Chesapeake Virginia, but his patients come from Chesapeake, Northeastern North Carolina, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk and Portsmouth.

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