We’re proud to offer restorative dentistry in New Oxford to our family of patients. This side of dentistry is more than just dental crowns and fillings. Restorative dentistry actually uses endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum therapy), and prosthodontics (dental implants). Using one or a combination of these treatments, Dr. Kari Stuntz can ensure your mouth, jaws, and teeth are free from disease and healthy enough to last a lifetime.
Restorative Dentistry in New Oxford Your Whole Family Will Love
We understand that you’re probably not counting down the days with excitement when it comes to having a dental appointment. It’s not like you’re leaving for some relaxing vacation! But what if it was? Sure, we don’t have a sandy beach, but we do have other ways to help you feel comfortable and at ease. We also have something else that comes in handy for making dentistry a little bit more pleasant – a sense of humor.
Whether you’re in need of a new set of dentures or a replacement dental crown, our office and team are equipped to help you feel better. And we do it all with a smile on our face and a little laugh here and there. We’ll help you relax while we go out of our way to save as many of your natural teeth as we can. You’ll enjoy a more complete smile that looks good and functions as it should. All thanks to our life-changing restorative dentistry services!
How Can Restorative Dentistry Help You?
Whether you need a root canal to remove dangerous decay, or you’re ready to learn about your denture options, there’s a solution for you. Dr. Stuntz is highly skilled at performing and perfection some of the most sought after restorative dentistry services in New Oxford. Every restoration she artfully creates will carefully match your natural appearance and teeth. We can make sure every shade and shape is a seamless match, and your smile is noticed for all the right reasons. You’re going to have a fully functional smile that works better than ever and looks fantastic. If you have a dental issue you’d like to fix, make an appointment to talk with Dr. Stuntz about creating your custom restorative treatment plan.
When we meet patients looking for restorative dentistry in New Oxford, fillings are usually at the top of the list of treatments they need. It’s because both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings are excellent for fixing the damage caused by decay. Tooth decay (AKA the dreaded cavities or caries) tends to occur in a tooth where bacteria has started to eat away and break down your enamel. But these bad bacteria are easily removed and replaced by either an amalgam or composite filling. Once the filling has set, you’ll enjoy the restored function and be pain-free. Dr. Kari Stuntz has the training and technology to make getting your next filling a very simple, easy process.
You can help fight off cavities and decay by making sure you’re taking good care of your smile at home. Don’t forget to give your teeth a thorough brushing twice a day for two minutes. (And floss too!) It also doesn’t hurt to come see us for a cleaning and checkup twice each year. This gives us a chance to spot cavities or decay early before they can do any more damage to your smile.
Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays
While most people are familiar with dental crowns, very few people know how porcelain inlays and onlays work. These durable, effective restorations are custom made for you in a lab. Your inlay or onlay is specially designed to withstand the powerful force that we use to bite and chew food. They’re also formulated to withstand various temperature changes that occur in our mouths every day. Porcelain inlays and onlays won’t discolor over time due to foods or drinks.
In terms of how these two restorations help your smile, they’re a lot alike. They’re both a good solution for fixing teeth that have been damaged or broken due to decay or trauma. The only difference between your porcelain inlays and onlays is how they fit on to your tooth. An easy way to remember it is like this: an inlay goes “in” your tooth to cover the inner biting surface while onlays go “on” your tooth covering the cusps or raised part of your tooth. Onlays cover one or several cusps.
Dental crowns (and fillings) are probably one of the most well-known or recognized dental restorations. It’s because dental crowns and bridges are extremely effective at helping to fix teeth that are heavily damaged or previously treated with a root canal. Dental bridges are specially created for you, spanning or bridging the gap that occurs when you have one or more missing teeth. Your bridge will rest comfortably on the remaining teeth that are next to the space from the missing tooth. Our dental crowns are carefully and artfully created in a lab to distinctly match your natural teeth. Everything from color to shape is customized to fit your face and smile. We offer metal-free and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns. But how do you know what kind is right for you? Don’t worry! Dr. Kari Stuntz will:
- Take a look at your damaged tooth or teeth
- See how/where they’re positioned
- Assess your bite
- Take note of your overall facial aesthetics
After carefully talking with you about your needs and concerns, we’ll decide what kind of dental crown is best for you.
Are you struggling with everyday life because you’re missing some of your teeth? Your friends at Dentistry on the Square know how challenging it can be when your smile is in disrepair! We’re here to help. Thanks to the continued advancement of today’s dental treatments and technologies, partial dentures are more durable and comfortable than they were before. So many patients want to learn more about restorative dentistry in New Oxford, starting with partials. It’s because of their many benefits, including being able to:
- Give you a whole smile again
- Boost your confidence
- Make you look years younger
- Help you enjoy a more balanced diet
Stop being embarrassed by your missing teeth. We’re here to tell you that partials and the dental restorations of today can change everything. We can custom create partials that enhance your natural smile and facial aesthetics. It’s time you talked to Dr. Kari Stuntz about how partials can transform your smile and your life.
Here’s a little advice: Don’t dread dentures. We know that losing your teeth can feel like the end of the world, but it’s not. Today’s removable denture options are nothing like the “false teeth” your grandparents used to wear. We have the ability to create a precise, custom set of dentures that are guaranteed to be comfortable. Your dentures will be tailored to your mouth and your facial features for a more natural fit and look. Dentistry on the Square offers traditional dentures that rest atop your gums. They’re also removable for easy cleaning.
Some patients have trouble with traditional dentures not fitting properly, causing pain or slippage. That’s why Dr. Kari Stuntz also offers dentures that are supported by dental implants. They’re a more permanent solution to missing teeth that will never fall out or become loose. Implant-supported dentures also stimulate your jaw bone so you won’t have to worry about a “sunken in” or change in your appearance as you age without teeth.
We understand that the last word you’d probably use to describe a root canal is fun. But we’re here to change everything you think about restorative dentistry in New Oxford. This is especially true when it comes to endodontics or root canals. They often get a bad rap as dentistry’s most painful, most uncomfortable procedures. But that’s not the case with Dr. Kari Stuntz at Dentistry on the Square. Everything we do, including root canals, is based on positivity and even a laugh here and there. We take dentistry seriously, but we also want you to know that needing a root canal isn’t the end of the world. It can be an end to your tooth pain or discomfort! Root canals are necessary when there’s an infection present in your tooth. When this happens, the area needs to be treated as soon as possible to avoid total tooth destruction. After all, we’re here to do everything we can to save your natural teeth.
Forget about driving around town to see specialists for your restorative dentistry needs in New Oxford. We’ve definitely got you covered at Dentistry on the Square. Dr. Kari Stuntz is highly skilled and highly trained in all aspects of oral surgery, including minor extractions, major surgery, and wisdom teeth removal. We do it all in-house! If you’re in need of any kind of oral surgery, you’ll want to be surrounded by the familiar faces you know and trust. That’s us!
Our office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art dental technology to help complete your treatment with less downtime and discomfort. We’ll go out of our way to make sure you’re happy and relaxed about your treatment, every step of the way. Dr. Stuntz and team are ready to help you and your smile feel whole again. Talk to us today about your oral surgery needs! Don’t be afraid or shy to ask questions and learn more. Oral surgery should never be confusing or stressful.
Call us dental geeks, we don’t care! We’re not shy to say we get excited when there’s new dental technology available. It’s all because of you – every time we get our hands on another piece of cutting-edge equipment, we know it’s going to improve your smile and your life!
One of the most revolutionary updates to the world of dental technology is digital photography. It allows us to immediately, clearly see what (if any) issues you have with your oral health. It also gives you the chance to see what the dentist sees when she’s carefully charting the health of every single one of your teeth. Dentistry on the Square has a lot of other vital dental technology you have to see to believe. It’s all available to you and your family for added comfort and convenience.