Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry in Aspen and Basalt, CO

Let Elevate Dental Wellness Restore Your Smile

Are you looking for a way to replace missing teeth, improve the look of your smile, and restore function to your oral health? At Elevate Dental Wellness, our dentists offer a wide range of restorative dentistry treatment options to get your oral health back on track.

Restorative dentistry focuses on improving the function of your smile and fixing structural problems such as badly damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Learn how our experienced dental team can utilize restoration services to restore your smile’s natural beauty.

Ceramic Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is a cover or “cap” that’s placed on the tooth to restore its normal shape, size, and function. Crowns can be used to fill a cavity that’s too large for a traditional filling, cover a dental implant, fix a cracked tooth, and more. Porcelain crowns usually last for 10 to 15 years, but they can have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years if cared for properly. 

A dental bridge is used to fill in the gap created by missing teeth. You can replace up to four missing teeth with a dental bridge. The restoration consists of natural-looking prosthetic teeth called pontics, which are anchored on either side by your adjacent teeth. We’ll also cap these teeth with porcelain crowns for additional support. 

Full and Partial Dentures

Whether you’re in need of full or partial dentures to replace your smile, we can customize your restoration to fit your mouth comfortably. We ensure you that your new set of dentures will look and feel natural, whether you need to replace a few teeth or a full arch. For your health and safety, our dentists only work with laboratories that utilize toxin-free materials for your dentures.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the only permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Implants are the preferred solution because of their unmatched strength and stability, which allows them to last up to a lifetime. Dental implants naturally integrate into the jawbone, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

With years of post-graduate training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Schuyler Van Gorden offers full-mouth rehabilitation for even the most complicated dental issues. Full-mouth rehabilitation consists of a series of procedures designed to address your needs. It’s a highly individualized treatment designed to restore function and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Metal/Mercury-Free Fillings

At Elevate Dental Wellness, we offer mercury-free fillings that can stand up to the daily demands of your teeth year after year. Our dentists have done extensive research to find the most durable, biocompatible composite filling material available today. All of the filling materials we use match the shade of your natural teeth and contain no BPA or Bis-GMA.

Tooth Removal

For patients in need of a tooth extraction, our team will ensure that your experience is as painless as possible. Our practice also offers post-removal options to restore your smile, including dental implants and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do my teeth keep chipping and breaking?
How do you fix a chipped tooth?
How can I strengthen my teeth?
Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?
Can you repair tooth enamel?
Why do my teeth keep chipping and breaking?

Teeth can chip or break due to a number of factors, including:

  • Weak enamel
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tooth Decay
  • Eating disorders
  • Acid reflux
  • Contact sports
  • Acidic foods
  • Excessive teeth grinding

If you’ve chipped a tooth in the past and had it bonded, the bonding may last around ten years before the procedure needs to be repeated.

How do you fix a chipped tooth?

If your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken, visit Elevate Dental Wellness as soon as possible to avoid further damage, infection, or possible tooth loss. Our dentists can use a variety of restorative dentistry methods depending on how severe the damage is. A chipped tooth can be fixed with a dental filling, bonding, a crown, or porcelain veneers.

How can I strengthen my teeth?

There are a variety of ways to strengthen your teeth, but minimizing erosion of the tooth enamel is the key to having strong, healthy teeth. You can minimize the erosion by maintaining a healthy, mineralized diet, brushing and flossing correctly, avoiding acidic foods, and more.

Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?

A chipped tooth is usually not a dental emergency, and you can wait a few days to visit your dentist. However, if your tooth is knocked out of alignment, cracked, or broken, this constitutes a dental emergency. If you don’t immediately visit our Basalt office in one of these situations, you risk losing the tooth altogether. 

Can you repair tooth enamel?

You can’t repair or restore lost enamel because your body isn’t able to make new enamel. However, you can strengthen your enamel through a process called “remineralization.” By eating foods and using products that contain minerals like phosphorus and calcium, you can strengthen the existing enamel and keep your teeth healthy. 

Bring Back Your Smile’s Natural Beauty

Restorative dentistry can drastically improve your oral health and restore its optimal function. Our trusted team at Elevate Dental Wellness is ready to tackle even the most complex dental issues. If you’re ready to elevate your wellness, schedule a consultation by calling our Basalt office at (970) 279-5647. One of our team members will be happy to assist you on your journey to improving your smile so you can love it once again.