Dr. Jennifer Kalochie takes a comprehensive approach to restorative dental care. She is a Dawson Academy-trained dentist, which means she focuses not only on the teeth and gums but the jaw and facial structure. Because of this, she can easily diagnose and treat patients who have problems with their jaw joints, muscles, and overall bite. She understands the link between your oral health and overall health. Dr. Kalochie’s restorative dentistry services in her Yardley, PA dental office support this link. Restorative dentistry treatments are a part of the dental services that we offer to the public.
Restorative dental care addresses a variety of oral health issues, from missing teeth to gum disease and bite disorders. With restorative solutions, Dr. Kalochie can help patients enjoy a more comfortable and functional smile.
Restorative Dentistry in Yardley, PA
Dr. Kalochie’s restorative dental services improve the quality of life for many patients with missing, worn, or infected teeth or gums:
A dental bridge is a dental prosthetic that replaces multiple consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges secure a row of lost teeth. We recommend implant-secured bridges over traditional bridges because they stabilize the false teeth. Implant-supported dental bridges also support the health of the remaining teeth and gums.
Tooth crowns are porcelain ceramic or zirconium caps that fully cover teeth. Zirconium crowns offer more durability, while porcelain ceramic looks just like natural tooth enamel. We use dental crowns for patients with damaged or worn teeth. Dental crowns may also cap off dental implants or implant restorations.
A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces a missing tooth at its socket. Implants are versatile because they can replace a single missing tooth or secure a dental bridge or denture. Dr. Kalochie works with oral surgeons and dental labs to create durable implant restorations that feel and function like natural teeth.
Dentures and Partials
Partial and complete dentures replace full rows or upper and lower arches of missing teeth. Traditional removable dentures need adhesive to stay in place. Implant-secured complete or partial dentures stabilize the bite. Patients who have implant-secured dentures can also eat with fewer dietary restrictions.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, causes bleeding, swollen, and irritated gums. As gum disease persists, patients can also experience gum recession and even loose teeth. Our periodontal disease treatment plans can provide you with the care you need. We offer personalized care for gum disease including antibacterial rinses and scaling and root planing.
Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ disorders, are caused by stress or pressure to the joints that help patients bite and chew. Patients who have TMJ disorders often experience tooth wear, jaw pain, chronic headaches, and pain when biting or chewing. We provide our patients with comprehensive TMJ treatment solutions that works.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Read answers to these popular questions to learn more about restorative dental care:
Can I secure my removable bridge or denture with dental implants?
If you have a removable dental bridge or denture but want the stability of implants, we can help. Dr. Kalochie will work with a local oral surgeon to create a custom treatment plan for a more secure smile.
What are the early signs of gum disease?
Patients with gingivitis, or gum inflammation, usually experience:
- Swollen and irritated gums
- Gum tenderness
- Red or purple gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Persistent bad taste in the mouth
Can you reverse TMJ disorders on your own?
Sometimes, if patients have mild symptoms of TMD, they can reverse their symptoms with jaw exercises and even a soft diet. However, we will recommend physical therapy and nightguards for patients with mild to moderate symptoms. Call us if you experience jaw pain and tenderness, chronic headaches, or jaw popping and clicking when eating.
Renew Your Smile
Do you have lost permanent teeth? Are you noticing the early signs of TMD or gum disease? Schedule your next dental visit with Dr. Kalochie online. Feel free to call Dr. Kalochie for a consultation today at 267.592.3552. Also, you can voice your questions or concerns at your next visit. Dr. Kalochie serves dental patients in Newtown and Yardley, Pennsylvania.