Restorative dentistry restores the strength and beauty of your smile. Whenever possible, we will preserve your natural teeth. When needed, we can also provide tooth replacement options that are both functional and beautiful.
Restorative dentistry involves dental treatments for restoring the structure and function of your teeth. It includes tooth fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and implant-supported dentures. It’s different from cosmetic dentistry procedures(veneers, teeth whitening) whose main aim is to enhance esthetics.
Who can benefit from dental restorative treatments?
Each case is different and can benefit from various restorative procedures Some of the most common services offered by our practice includes
- Fillings. Amalgam (metal) or composite (white) fillings are used to restore and repair a tooth that has been damaged from dental cavities and decay.
- Crowns. A crown is given to increase the longevity of the tooth when there is not enough tooth structure left to last long with only a filling. It is sometimes given after a root canal treatment. The tooth surfaces are minimally reduced to make space for the crown.
- Bridges. Bridges are used to replace missing tooth/teeth by taking support from the adjacent natural teeth.
- Bonding. A chipped or broken tooth can benefit from bonding for repairs. Dental bonding utilizes composite to recreate the broken portion of the tooth.
- Implants. Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth, in terms of restoring function and esthetics. A metallic screw-like structure goes in the jawbone, that integrates with the surrounding bone. This serves as a root over which a dental crown is then cemented.
- Dentures– are removable prostheses to replace missing teeth and restore the masticatory function, phonetic, and esthetics.
- Implant-supported dentures are overdentures that obtain retention via attachments placed directly on implants. They offer superior retention, stability, aesthetics, phonetics, and oral hygiene maintenance ease. Implant-supported dentures have significantly higher masticatory, functional, and life quality than conventional denture wearers.