Achieve Natural-Looking Results
Restorative dentistry is exactly as it sounds- its purpose is to restore your mouth back to health. Restorative dentistry looks different for every person, but the focus of it is to get your teeth and dental accessories back on track. This can include fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, restorations, and more.
One big focus of restorative dentistry is finding solutions to help replace missing teeth. It is incredibly important to restore natural teeth whenever possible. We will do everything we can to restore the health of your natural teeth. Sometimes, however, this is not possible due to disease, decay, etc. When this is the case, and a tooth falls out or must be removed, it is important to explore restorative options.
When you lose a tooth, the teeth around the missing area can shift and move, causing them to become crooked. This can interfere with the look of your smile and your bite. Luckily, there are teeth restoration options. Implants, dentures, and dental bridges are all great options if you are missing one or more teeth.
Another practice in restorative dentistry is the use of dental crowns. Dental crowns are a cap that is crafted to look like your natural tooth. It is placed over what is left of your existing tooth to help protect its strength and structure. To craft a dental crown, molds of your remaining healthy teeth will be taken. The crown will also be color matched so that it blends in with your existing teeth. A crown may prevent the need for extraction of a tooth.
Bridges and implants
Dental implants and bridges are also common restorative dental practices. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and are composed of a crown-like structure that is attached to a titanium screw which is implanted into the jaw. Dental bridges are used to fill in gaps of missing teeth. They are composed of two crowns that act as anchors and hold artificial teeth between them. Both implants and bridges work just like natural teeth and can last for years if cared for properly.
How do I care for my restorative dentistry?
Whether you get a crown, an implant, a bridge, etc, it is important to care for your restorative dentistry. Brush your teeth very carefully twice a day for at least two minutes. This will help to eliminate the buildup of plaque and tartar in your mouth. It is also important to floss and use mouthwash regularly. Your restorative dental work will be tough and durable, however, hard and sticky foods can sometimes be damaging, so be wary of your eating habits.
Restorative dentistry helps to restore and preserve the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums. If you are missing teeth or believe that you need restorative efforts in your mouth, give us a call.
Missing teeth can be both inconvenient and problematic for your oral health. When you lose adult teeth, the teeth around them can shift and a crowd.
Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures are a great method of tooth replacement for individuals that are missing most, if not all of their teeth. They are kept in place with denture adhesive and the tissues in the oral cavity.
Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth is suffering from severe infection and decay, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth and restore it back to health.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans and can take a toll on your overall health. Periodontal disease- or gum disease- is the swelling and infection of gum tissue.