What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry involves the repairing and rebuilding of teeth to help restore the function and appearance of your bite. Crowns, fillings, bridges, implants, and more are all considered restorative dentistry.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is an important part of our practice because it allows your dentist in Dallas to help preserve your remaining tooth structure and can rebuild your bite and smile so you can smile and eat your favorite foods with confidence. Call us today to learn more!
Dental fillings are made of a light-cured composite resin. They’re strong and durable, and they come in shades to match every tooth – even bleached shades for patients with ultra-white smiles, so they’re virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.
A crown is a perfect restoration to rebuild a tooth when a filling isn’t an option. They cover the whole top of your tooth and are cemented into place. Crowns can be made of composite resin, porcelain, metal, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal combination. Crowns are made to perfectly match the color, shape, and size of your natural tooth, giving you a natural-looking, long-lasting restoration.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are an effective way to save your natural tooth when the nerve dies or becomes infected. Instead of extracting your tooth, we can remove the tooth’s interior pulp and put a medicated material in its place. After your root canal, we’ll place a filling or crown over the top, and you’ll have full, pain-free function again.
A dental implant is a natural-looking tooth replacement that functions like the real thing. A post, usually made of titanium, is placed in the jaw bone. After a specified healing time, a crown is placed on top of the implant to look just like a real tooth.
A dental bridge is sometimes called a fixed partial denture because it’s made of two or more crowns with one or more prosthetic teeth called pontics. A bridge might be recommended if there are factors that don’t make someone a good candidate for a dental implant.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping and can be made to match your smile, or you can create a whole new shape! Complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing, and partial dentures are used when most of your natural teeth remain. Partial dentures are especially helpful in preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of position, which can alter your bite.