Restorative Dentistry

Achieve the oral health and smile you have always wanted

Restorative dentistry plays a crucial role in managing and treating diseases that affect the teeth and gums, aiming not only to restore oral health but also to rejuvenate the smile to its functional and aesthetic best. This branch of dentistry is pivotal for those who have suffered from dental issues such as tooth decay, gum diseases, or dental trauma, offering comprehensive solutions that blend the expertise found in endodontics, which focuses on the treatment of the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth, with periodontics, dedicated to the care and management of gum-related diseases.

At Post Falls Family Dental, we excel in restorative dentistry, positioning ourselves as leaders in the field through our commitment to using the latest technology and treatment methods. Our professional approach focuses on the entire oral health system rather than treating individual symptoms in isolation. This ensures that our patients achieve the oral health and aesthetic appearance they desire and maintain these results long-term. Our team is skilled in various restorative procedures, from simple fillings and crowns to more complex treatments like root canals and periodontal therapy. We also specialize in replacing missing teeth through dental implants, bridges, and dentures, all designed to restore functionality and enhance the beauty of your smile.

Incorporating advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies enables us to offer our patients optimal results with less discomfort and more efficient recovery times. Digital imaging, laser dentistry, and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) are some technologies that enhance our restorative dentistry services. These tools allow for more precise diagnostics, customized treatment planning, and outcomes that closely mimic natural teeth' look, feel, and function.

At Post Falls Family Dental, we understand the impact a healthy, vibrant smile can have on an individual's confidence and quality of life. Our dedication to excellence in restorative dentistry is driven by our desire to see our patients smile confidently. Whether you need minor restorative work or more comprehensive rehabilitation, our team guides you through the process, ensuring you achieve the oral health and beautiful smile you've always wanted. Join us at Post Falls Family Dental, where cutting-edge technology meets compassionate care to restore smiles and change lives.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can pose many problems. Not only are your smile and appearance affected, but you may find it difficult to eat or speak properly.

Fortunately, there is a solution that can restore the function and appearance of a missing tooth. Dental implants are rooted right into the jawbone and covered with a custom porcelain crown, which looks and functions just like a normal tooth. The result? A permanent solution for missing teeth that lets you eat without pain, talk normally, and look your best.

Implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, and restore all the teeth in a case when the patient is a denture wearer. The process is usually very simple and can be performed painlessly under local anesthetic. The implant works through a process called osseointegration . The jawbone actually fuses to the titanium implant. The result can be a lifelong restoration the normally requires no further maintenance other than regular cleaning.

Implant Restoration

Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available.

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. There are many advantages to dental implants, including improved appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, easier eating, improved self-esteem, improved oral health, durability and convenience. Contact Post Falls Family Dental to see if dental implants are right for you.

Sedation Dentistry - Providing Comfort During Your Dental Appointment Is Our Commitment to You!

Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist. A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep. In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure. Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but nitrous oxide and an oral conscious sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards. Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver. Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not recommended.

Composite Restorations / Mercury Free

If you are of a certain age, you may have had your teeth filled with mercury containing amalgam fillings. Over time, these fillings may cause cracks and breakdown of the remaining natural tooth structure. We offer several alternatives to mercury containing amalgam fillings. The most conservative way to remove and replace small conservative amalgam fillings is with composite resin filling materials. This material can be placed directly in the tooth and can restore the tooth to nearly 90% of is original strength.

Root Canal Therapy

The thought of having a root canal treatment is frightening to some patients, however Post Falls Family Dental patients rarely experience any discomfort during the entire procedure. Years of experience and techniques has given Post Falls Family Dental the skills to do root canal therapy in a way that makes our patients comfortable.

A Root canal treatment is done when a nerve, also called the pulp, has degenerated either through deep decay or trauma. Initially the nerve becomes inflamed causing a toothache. Eventually this inflammation may reverse or may become infected. Sometimes the pulp may degenerate slowly and without symptoms of pain. The painless abscess or infection may only be evident through viewing a radiograph. Without treatment, an infection may become more severe and either build up pressure or drain either through the tooth opening or through the side of the jaw bone called a fistula. An infected tooth will never heal on its own. As it gets worse it will continue to be a source of infection that depletes your immune system which can affect your entire body. As long as there is enough tooth structure to do a restoration we will recommend doing root canal therapy to save your tooth. The good news is that is can be treated quickly and relief from pain is immediate in many cases.

What is CEREC®?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function. With CEREC®’s CAD-CAM technology, these ceramic restorations can all be done in one single visit to the dentist.