restorative dentistry in
west lafayette

Onlays, Crowns, and BridgesDental ImplantsFull Mouth RehabilitationFacial Growth & Controlled-Arch® Orthodontics

Restoring Function

Proper function is a key feature of health. No one tooth functions independently of the others, and therefore one damaged or missing tooth can put unnecessary strain on other teeth. Without timely treatment, oral health issues will escalate and can progress to bite problems, weakening or shifting of other teeth, and even tooth loss. We take pride in providing truly comprehensive restorative services. Dr. Ventresca has extensive experience with restorative treatments, and can plan a personalized smile restoration for each and every patient.

Onlays, Crowns, and Bridges

Dental onlays are an option for restoring a tooth that has been damaged due to oral trauma or tooth decay. If a cavity or a chip is too large to treat with a filling, but doesn’t require a crown, onlays are often the best choice for conservative restorative care.

Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are typically used to treat more severe oral issues. After the damaged tooth is cleaned and any infected material is removed, a crown is custom-made to fit seamlessly over the remaining tooth structure. Your dental crown will essentially replace the exterior chewing surface of your tooth, protecting and even improving its form and function.

A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth using the help of two adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The zirconia framework on the two teeth supports the single false tooth, which sits in the space where the missing tooth used to be. This restorative treatment literally “bridges” the gap left behind after tooth loss.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best permanent replacement option. A dental implant consists of a titanium rod used to replace the root of your missing tooth, and the crown. After placement and once the bone heals around the implant, a dental crown is permanently attached to replace your missing tooth. Dental implants help prevent bone resorption which is a consequence of tooth loss, and the result is a durable, beautiful tooth that requires no special care beyond brushing and flossing.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If you are missing multiple teeth due to decay or gum disease, or you were involved in a serious accident resulting in oral and facial trauma, or if your current bite is not healthy and leads to continuous deterioration of your dentition, the team at the Dental Studio offers compassionate treatment and restorative solutions. Dr. Ventresca has advanced training in full mouth rehabilitations, ensuring healthy function is the foundation upon which aesthetics are built. We thoroughly assess your smile and function to develop a customized treatment plan that will meet your goals long-term.

Facial Growth & Controlled-Arch® Orthodontics

At the Studio, we use ControlledArch® orthodontic techniques to correct crooked, crowded teeth, and develop a more forward facial profile in harmony with physiologic principles. This method uses pressure that mimics the natural forces of tongue, cheeks, and jaw muscles which help the teeth move into proper position, and reactivate and guide proper growth of the jaws, even in adults.

In turn, this helps mitigate issues like TMJ, sleep apnea, and facial pain. With Dr. Ventresca's comprehensive approach to restorative treatment, you can rest assured that your oral health will be protected and that the results of your treatment will look beautiful, feel natural, and function properly.

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500 Sagamore Pkwy West
Suite 5W,
West Lafayette, IN 47906