Restorative Dentistry
in Sterling Heights, MI

Life can take a toll on our smiles. Whether you’re in need of a simple filling or a full-mouth restoration, we offer a wide variety of restorative dentistry services to help patients regain healthy, attractive, and fully-functioning teeth. Our compassionate dental team has extensive experience with restoring patients’ smiles and we’ll be with you for every step of your treatment.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the most common treatments that we provide. They’re used to reshape and strengthen a tooth’s structure after decay is removed.

We use tooth-colored, composite resin fillings for treating cavities at our Sterling Heights practice. These restorations are long-lasting, durable, and blend in with the shade of your tooth, so no one will be able to tell that you have them!

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped, porcelain caps that completely cover an existing tooth. They’re designed to look and feel like natural teeth and can be used to treat a variety of dental concerns.

Porcelain crowns can protect cracked or broken teeth, mask a severely worn-down tooth, support a tooth after root canal therapy, and even aid in tooth replacement when paired with a bridge or dental implant.

Best of all, Dr. Johnson will customize your crown so it blends in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a stunning smile.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are an affordable, natural-looking tooth replacement solution for patients missing one tooth or multiple adjacent teeth. They consist of dental crowns on either end with one or more prosthetic teeth called pontics in the middle.

The crowns bond to your existing teeth on either side of the gap so that the replacement teeth fit snugly in the middle, restoring the beauty and function of your smile.

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Full & Partial Dentures

Whether you’re missing a few teeth or a full arch, our team crafts customized full and partial dentures to give you back a complete smile.

Unlike traditional dentures of the past, we’ve invested in leading-edge technology and materials to ensure that your denture looks great and feels comfortable. Our goal is for every patient to enjoy the benefits of a fully-functioning smile!

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Root Canal Therapy

If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, the pulp inside the tooth may need to be removed to prevent the need for an extraction.

Root canal therapy is a fast procedure where we use a small entry point in the crown to remove the diseased pulp, disinfect the area, and fill your tooth with gutta-percha to prevent future infections.

Many patients report feeling pain relief almost immediately after their root canal treatment is complete.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that typically erupt between the ages of 15 and 25. Wisdom teeth are notorious for wreaking havoc on patients’ oral health.

Some of the most common issues with wisdom teeth are that they can erupt at an angle, get stuck underneath the gums, and crowd existing teeth.

If needed, Dr. Johnson can gently remove your wisdom teeth to preserve the health and appearance of your smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do fillings last?

Composite fillings, commonly known as tooth-colored fillings, can last up to 20 years with good oral hygiene and bi-annual visits to Sterling Heights Dentistry. However, your filling’s life expectancy also depends on the size and location of the filling, along with your eating habits.

Fillings may need to be replaced due to general wear, excessive grinding, clenching, signs of decay, chipping, or cracking.

How long do you have to wait to get dentures after a tooth extraction?

After a tooth extraction, it takes anywhere from six to eight weeks for your gums to heal before you can get fitted for dentures. This allows time for the swelling to dissipate and ensures your new dentures will fit snugly, so your smile will be comfortable and built to last a lifetime.

What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

For patients who are missing a single tooth, we often recommend a dental bridge. This is a replacement tooth (or teeth) secured to a natural tooth on either side with a dental crown. If you’re missing multiple teeth, we may recommend replacing them with full or partial dentures.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

Partial dentures are used for patients who still have some of their natural teeth remaining to fill in any gaps in their smile. For patients missing an entire arch of teeth, full dentures are an ideal way to restore the look, feel, and function of your smile.

Whether you need full or partial dentures, Dr. Johnson will customize your restoration to ensure it feels comfortable and looks natural.

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