As much as we may try to keep our teeth healthy, cavities, decay and breakage can still occur. That’s why at Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC we offer a range of restorative dentistry services, to improve the function and strength of your teeth. We are dedicated to assisting the community of Niles, MI and the surrounding areas by providing high-quality dental services in a comfortable, friendly setting. Our team welcomes patients of all ages, providing kind, compassionate services to help you achieve a healthier smile.
Improving the Strength & Function of Your Smile
Our team can provide tooth-colored fillings to restore the strength and appearance of your smile. Our fillings are custom-blended to ensure they match the shade of your teeth! Unlike silver fillings, our tooth-colored fillings are not noticeable and they are better for maintaining the original tooth structure. This is the most common dental restoration procedure.
Inlays & Onlays
When you have an old filling that needs to be replaced, we will provide an inlay or onlay. This is a great way to remove old silver fillings and replace them with a tooth-colored, more aesthetically pleasing material. An inlay is used inside of the ridges on the top of your tooth, while an onlay is similar to an inlay, but it extends over the ridges on top of the teeth.
Crowns, or caps, are tooth-shaped restorative options that are placed on top of an existing tooth. We custom-create each crown to make sure the shape and shade blend in seamlessly with your smile. These caps improve the function of a tooth when we remove a larger cavity or your tooth has experienced breakage. Using CEREC same-day crowns, we can complete the entire procedure in just one visit!
A bridge is a device used to replace a missing tooth. We place crowns on either side of the gap to anchor a replacement tooth. A bridge is permanently cemented into place, and it functions as and looks just like a real tooth. Our team custom-creates porcelain bridges to ensure they perfectly match the rest of your smile.
A dental implant is a restorative method for replacing a missing tooth. This procedure involves inserting a titanium post into the gums, to act as the root of the artificial tooth. After a few months, this post will meld with the jaw bone. Then, we can restore the tooth with a custom-made crown that will match the shade and shape of your teeth. We work hard to make patients as comfortable as possible during this procedure. We offer nitrous conscious sedation, otherwise known as laughing gas, to help you relax and to ensure the implant can be inserted as efficiently as possible!
Dentures are removable options for replacing missing teeth. We can create either a full or partial set of dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. We will take careful, accurate measurements of your mouth and face to ensure your dentures are the perfect size and shape, so that they will feel comfortable and act functionally.
Soft Tissue Management
Soft tissue management is used to treat the gums and supporting structures surrounding the teeth. We use scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and plaque from inside of the gums in a noninvasive manner. This helps prevent mild gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis, from progressing into periodontitis, a more severe infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Laser therapy is a noninvasive, nonsurgical method of performing dental treatments. It can be used to treat the gums as well as to remove decay and bacteria from the teeth. It creates minimal side effects and has a quick recovery time. Ask the doctor if laser therapy is the right option for you!