Restorative Dentistry in Murray, UT

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What Is Restorative Dentistry?

If you have suffered injury or tooth decay that has compromised the structure, comfort and function of your smile, Dr. Paul Barlow offers customized restorative dentistry treatments.

Dr. Barlow’s advanced techniques and expertise can restore both natural-looking form and function to your smile. To learn more about restorative dentistry, contact our Murray office serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City and Taylorsville.

Natural-looking Crowns

A crown or cap encases a tooth in a material to restore the tooth to its natural strength and full functionality. While some cavities can be treated with fillings, severely damaged or fragile teeth may require crowns.

Crowns may also replace a filling that has worn out. The crown strengthens the tooth and smoothes over imperfections to enhance one’s smile.

Before a crown is applied, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. An impression of the tooth is taken so the custom-made crown will fit exactly over the dimensions of the tooth.

Finally, it is applied permanently to the tooth, lending support and enhancing the tooth’s appearance. Contact our Murray office to learn more about our restorative dentistry treatments.

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Tooth-colored Fillings

A filling is a material used to replace a hole in a decayed tooth to restore its structure and functionality. It is important to treat cavities early to prevent further decay, pain, and infection.

We offer fillings that will match the color of surrounding teeth so your smile will look complete. Call us today to set up an appointment and learn more about what our services can do for you.

Bridges

A bridge is designed to replace a gap between teeth. When you think of the word “bridge” you may think of something that reaches across a space to connect two points. A dental bridge accomplishes this by connecting the teeth on either side of a gap and fills the space to restore the functionality of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile.

The bridge resembles a natural tooth in its appearance and may even match the color of surrounding teeth. It can be made from various materials, including gold alloy, porcelain and metal alloy, or ceramic.

If you are missing a tooth, it is important you receive dental attention to prevent further problems. When a tooth is missing, several things can happen, such as other teeth can shift since they rely on surrounding teeth for support.

With a gap, the rest of your teeth can become misaligned and the overall functionality of your bite can be negatively affected. The jaw also lacks support as surrounding teeth weaken and can be lost, contributing to gum disease.

Bridges effectively replace a space between teeth. Call us today to learn more about what bridges can do for you.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. A titanium shaft is inserted into the jaw bone and effectively roots a prosthetic tooth into place. The implant also serves to stabilize the jaw bone and obviate bone loss that results from missing teeth.

Unlike a dental bridge, an implant does not put pressure on surrounding teeth. If the prosthetic tooth deteriorates, it is simple to replace it by attaching a new tooth to the shaft.

Further, dental implants serve as an alternative to partial dentures, which require frequent removal. Rather, implants lend permanent functionality without the discomfort of an adjustment period.

To learn more about our restorative dentistry treatments, contact our Murray office today.

Dentures

Dentures serve as removable prosthetics for missing teeth. The appliance allows one to bite, talk, and smile unimpeded. Some patients need full dentures to replace all teeth, and may require the removal of any loose or damaged teeth. Partial dentures, which replace only some teeth on an arch, may be the best option for some patients.

There is an adjustment period in which a wearer gets used to wearing dentures but the effect is restored dental support and strength, as well as an enhanced smile.

Call us today to make an appointment and learn more about dentures as a solution for your dental needs.

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One of the most frequently asked questions in dental circles is why dental implants are required. Restorative dentistry aims to ensure that all patients have complete oral care and restoration; in other words, every patient deserves the best.

Traditional restorations such as dentures and bridges are prone to developing infections and poor fitting. Additionally, when one has a missing tooth, it may be impossible to chew properly or even know if one has suffered a dental fault.

Hence, one needs to undergo proper restorative dentistry procedures to restore missing, broken or cracked teeth to their original positions.

Dental Implants are the ideal restorative treatment for such patients, as they provide a long-lasting alternative to bridges and dentures.

The reason why dental implants are required is because one does not require any extra placement of posts or brackets in the jaw area.

With dental implants, once the root canal procedure is over and the jaw joint is healed, the patient is sent home. From then on, the dentist ensures that the patient follows all recommended treatments so as to keep the mouth healthy and avoid infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What questions does a dentist usually ask?
Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist How can I improve my smile? … What should my oral hygiene regimen be? … How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning? … How can I keep my teeth whiter? … Do I have any dental health conditions I should know about? … Do I need any dental treatments?

Can you negotiate with a dentist?
Do some haggling. If you don’t have insurance or your policy won’t pay for a particular procedure, ask for a discount.  You can also ask about paying over several months.

How much do implant teeth cost?
The cost for full mouth dental implants can vary quite a bit. When you begin researching the price for dental implants, you will quickly find that the cost for a single implant can range from $1,500 to $6,000. In comparison, implants on multiple teeth implants can cost from $1,500 to more than $50,000.

What is the downside of dental implants?
The most common disadvantage of getting a dental implant is that it is a costly procedure and may not always be covered by insurance providers. Additional potential disadvantages of dental implants include: Pain, swelling, and bleeding due to surgery. Anesthesia complications like nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness.

Innovative Technology & Professional Dentistry

Dr Paul Barlow

Dr Paul Barlow

Dr. Paul Barlow is a very experienced, knowledgeable and personable dentist who likes to take the time to get to know each patient, explain treatments thoroughly and listen to what his patients have to say.

He keeps up with the latest technology to increase patient comfort and the quality of his work.
His father spent thirty years serving in the Navy as a dentist, for this reason Paul’s interest in dentistry began early on.

After receiving a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, he headed to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dentistry. Creighton Dental School has a reputation for producing skilled clinicians, ready to work in all areas of dentistry. Paul received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in May of 1990.

How deep is the Salt Lake?
10m Great Salt Lake/Max depth

What is the deepest lake in Utah?
Maximum depth in feet: Lake Powell (Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)560′. Flaming Gorge Reservoir (Utah, USA / Wyoming, USA)436′. Jordanelle Reservoir (Utah, USA)292Electric Lake (Utah, USA)217′.

What is the best month to visit Utah?
Best time of year to visit Utah. Moderate crowds and temperatures in April-May and September-October make these months the best time to visit Utah and its national parks. Spring boasts active wildlife and blooming flowers. Pleasant fall wraps Utah in colorful foliage along the scenic drives.

What is the best time to visit Salt Lake City?
The best time to visit Salt Lake City is September to October. The kids are in school and the skiers have yet to arrive, so you’ll have the city and all of its discounted hotel rooms to yourself.

Paul E. Barlow, DDS PC
Paul Barlow Family Dentist

Address:
586 W 5300 S Suite #102, Murray, UT 84123, United States

Email:
paulebarlowdds@msn.com

 

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