Bring Your Smile Back

Restorative dentistry is necessary when your teeth or mouth has been impacted by disease or trauma to the point where you are experiencing pain or functionality problems with your bite. When this happens, our dentist will thoroughly examine the affected area and recommend the best course of action based on your unique needs.

Spanish Springs Family Dental Restorative Services

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Dental Fillings

Fillings are a common and painless procedure that includes numbing the affected tooth and drilling out decayed material. We will then fill the space with a natural, safe, synthetic compound that looks and functions exactly like your real tooth for a simple and efficient fix.

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Dental Crowns

If a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point where it cannot hold the material for a filling, we might want to cap your tooth with a thin, synthetic prosthesis called a crown. This is a simple and long-lasting fix to restore a damaged tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted.

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Dental Implants

If a tooth is extracted or lost due to trauma or decay, dental implants are an option for restoring one or multiple teeth. A straightforward, two-part operation, Dr. Adam York will first attach a titanium post to your jaw and then fit a custom-made crown in its place.

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Whole or partial dentures are a cost-effective means of replacing multiple missing teeth and can be adjusted for a custom fit. Our dentist will take a mold of your mouth and craft a pair of dentures from the impression, leaving you with a perfect, seamless replacement for missing teeth

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Ready to see the difference in your smile? Call us, send us a message or come see us in person and let us welcome you to our Spanish Springs Family Dental clinic. We will care for your whole family in a space that is comfortable and welcoming, and the results will speak for themselves. Make your appointment today!

Why Look for Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is about providing our patients with a path to both optimal oral health and aesthetic satisfaction. Restorative procedures like fillings, crowns and dentures are cost-effective methods for alleviating pain, restoring bite functionality and returning the beauty of your smile to its peak. We offer high-quality restorative dental care in Sparks, Nevada, by a qualified team and a compassionate staff. Let us get your teeth back to their healthiest state — and better!

Restorative Dentistry FAQ

What Types of Dental Fillings Do You Use?

At Spanish Springs Family Dental, we offer high-quality composite fillings made from a synthetic resin to have your filling blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Composite fillings are long-lasting and strong, providing durable solutions to cavities and minor damage. After your procedure, the treated tooth will look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

How Long Will My Dental Filling Last?

The longevity of your filling will depend on a variety of different factors, including the material, location and size of the filling and how well you care for your teeth. On average, a dental filling can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years.

Are Dental Fillings Painful?

Not usually. Before we perform a filling, our dentist will numb the area around the tooth to ease your discomfort. You may still feel numb after the treatment is done, but it should wear off within a few hours following your appointment. If you feel some discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen or TYLENOL®.

Can I Eat and Drink Normally After Getting a Filling?

After getting a filling, it is best to avoid eating or drinking anything for the first hour or two while the numbness wears off to prevent accidentally biting or injuring the numb tissue. After that, you should be able to eat and drink normally, although you may want to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages if you experience sensitivity.

How Often Should I Get My Fillings Checked?

You should plan to have your fillings looked at regularly by a dentist to ensure there is no damage or decay. We recommend visiting our office every six months to a year for your regular cleaning and exam. However, if you have gum disease or other serious dental concerns, you may need to visit our dentist and team more frequently.

How Does Your Office Recognize Decay?

Decay can be recognized by visible holes or pits in the tooth, dark spots or staining, tooth sensitivity or pain when eating or drinking, and a rough or uneven feeling on the tooth’s surface. Regular dental checkups and X-rays are important for detecting decay in its early stages.

When Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be recommended if a tooth is severely decayed or damaged, if a large filling has failed, if a tooth has undergone a root canal, or if a tooth is cracked or fractured.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

The longevity of your crown will depend on the type of material we use and how well you keep up with your dental hygiene following your visit. With good proper care, you can estimate the lifespan of your crown to be between 5 to 15 years.

How Do I Care for My Dental Crowns?

To keep your dental crown in good condition, you should brush and floss daily in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. You can also invest in a night guard to protect your restoration from the effects of bruxism.

Why Do I Need Dental Exams and X-Rays?

Although determined on a patient-to-patient basis, X-rays are normally suggested every six to 18 months. Frequent dental exams allow your family dentist to treat problem areas before they worsen, which can result in more costly procedures. With consistent X-rays, our family dentists are able to see problem areas that are inaccessible in a simple examination. Schedule your appointment today.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are custom tooth replacements secured into the jawbone to support a natural-looking crown, bridge or denture. These are a great option if you are tired of loose dentures or are looking to replace a tooth.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. However, they can get damaged by trauma or gum disease, so it is important to practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.

How Long Does It Take To Get Dental Implants?

The process of getting dental implants typically takes several months since the implant needs time to fuse with the bone before the replacement tooth can be attached. However, this may vary from patient to patient.

Which Individuals Are Suitable for Receiving Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be considered for individuals who have lost one or more teeth and possess enough bone density in their jaw to support the titanium implants. Nevertheless, certain medical conditions like unmanaged diabetes might affect the outcome of implant surgery.

Is Dental Implant Treatment Always Possible?

Dental implants are a suitable option for many people, but the risk of rejection can increase due to factors like medical conditions or unhealthy habits. To increase success, you may also need a bone graft if we find you do not have enough bone density to support an implant.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a removable device we use to replace a few or all of your teeth. These are made with acrylic resin but can also include metal components or porcelain for a more natural appearance.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Dentures?

Dentures are for any adult who is missing a few or all of their teeth. For those missing a few teeth, a partial denture is the most preferred option to keep the rest of the teeth from shifting. But if you are missing a full set of teeth, you will want to have a full denture to restore your smile and chewing capabilities.

Can Dentures Be Obtained After a Prolonged Period of Tooth Loss?

It is hard to predict how much of the jawbone mass will remain after teeth extraction. The bone may shrink over time as a result of a lack of stimulation to the jaw, but not always. Well-fitted dentures are important to avoid unequal bone pressure. Regular visits to the dentist are essential in maintaining good oral health and making sure you have sufficient bone density.

Can Dentures Be Repaired If They Are Damaged?

Yes, dentures can usually be repaired if they are chipped, cracked or broken. Our dentist can assess the damage and recommend the best course of action.

Can I Wear Dentures While Sleeping?

No, you should remove your dentures before you go to sleep to allow the gum tissue to rest. This can help promote better gum health.

What Occurs When Receiving a New Denture?

New dentures typically take several weeks and involve around five appointments. If you are new to wearing dentures, you may experience discomfort, and it may take some time to fully adjust to eating and speaking with them. If this is the case, you can start by consuming a diet of soft, easy to chew foods. You may also notice changes in your facial appearance and minor speech difficulties.

Do I Still Need To Go for Checkups If I Have No Natural Teeth?

Yes, you should plan on annual checkups with our office to examine your dentures and oral tissues even if you have no teeth remaining. Bone shrinkage and recession can cause changes in your mouth as you age, so it is important to make sure your dentures still fit comfortably and securely. Please do not try to adjust your denture yourself or use an adhesive for an extended period. If in doubt, please contact our office.

Why Our Patients Love Us

Our patients are our top priority — and their approval is everything to us! Read our reviews and see why people love Spanish Springs Family Dental. Once you decide to join our clinic, be sure to leave a review yourself!

Love this dental office! Tami always cleans my teeth to perfection and is such a sweet person. I never wait long for my appointment or feel invisible. Dr. York has a great personality and values my time as much as his own.

Kelly S.

I have been going here for over 6 years now. Bev, the receptionist is so kind and helpful. Dr. York is great, very thorough and explains procedures. I had my teeth cleaned today by Karen, she was very sweet, did a wonderful, thorough job. I recommend Spanish Springs Family Dental to everyone.

Julie O.

As always the staff at Spanish Springs family dental are very friendly and helpful. The treatment experience is both efficient and quick and Dr York continues to not only be a terrific dentist, but he never disappoints with his quirky stories during treatment.

Robert S.

Schedule an Appointment Now

Ready to see the difference in your smile? Call us, send us a message or come see us in person and let us welcome you to our Spanish Springs Family Dental clinic. We will care for your whole family in a space that is comfortable and welcoming, and the results will speak for themselves. Make your appointment today!