Restorative Dental Q&A

Restorative dentistry offers dental solutions for patients with damaged, missing, and infected teeth. These services renew the function and aesthetics of the smile. Dental implants, dental bridges, dentures, root canal treatment, TMJ treatment, and orthodontics can be used to restore the smile. Dr. Albert Caves provides his patients with restorative dental care in Columbus, GA. He helps patients create brilliant, long-lasting results based on precise, customized treatment. Dr. Caves collaborates with his patients for the best care possible.

Restorative Dental Care in Columbus, Georgia

Restorative Dental FAQs

Are you interested in restorative dentistry? Read answers to common questions many of our patients have about restorative dental care below:

How do I know if I have a TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorders are caused by stress and pressure on the temporomandibular joints. These joints, which aid in chewing and speaking, connect the skull to the jaw bone. Patients with TMD will often notice morning headaches, pain in the jaw or temple, tooth pain, or areas of wear on their teeth. Many patients with TMJ disorders may unconsciously clench and grind their teeth at night or when under stress. Remember to schedule regular appointments so our team can help find signs of TMD.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants provide strength and stability to dental restorations. With implants, patients do not need to rebase or repair dental bridges or dentures. Single or multiple implants also blend in with the natural smile because they are capped off with porcelain dental crowns. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Root canals are the best treatment option for patients with cavities caused by tooth decay. Cavities are holes in the tooth enamel. Over time, as bacteria build up on the teeth, they eat away at the tooth enamel. Some common symptoms of tooth decay include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, stains on the teeth, and cavities. Please call our office if you notice signs of a tooth infection. We will recommend the right treatment for your needs.

What are the differences between partial dentures and dental bridges?

Dental bridges are best for patients who are missing one or two permanent teeth. Partial dentures are similar to bridges, but we recommend them for patients with rows of consecutive missing teeth. Additionally, partial dentures may be used to replace several rows of missing teeth in the mouth.

Contact Our Dental Office Today

Do you have any more questions about restorative dentistry? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Caves online. If you are a new patient, call (706) 407-4851. Current patients can contact Dr. Caves at (706) 571-0079. Please let our team know if you have further concerns about treatment and they will be happy to help.