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Restorative Dentistry

What is "Restorative Dentistry?"

Restorative dentistry like what we offer at Vero Dental restores the beauty and functionality of your smile. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing or replacing teeth to improve oral health and chewing function. It differs from cosmetic dentistry by focusing on function over appearance, but it can do both.

When Would I Need Restorative Dentistry?

While we always do whatever we can to preserve a patient’s natural teeth, sometimes it becomes necessary to provide tooth replacement options. Here are some of the main reasons a patient would need restorative dentistry:

  • Broken teeth: a crown is a great way to restore a smile with a chipped or cracked tooth. This restoration is important for preventing bacteria from getting into the broken tooth and turning into tooth decay.
  • Facial trauma: an injury to the face may include damage to one or more teeth. We can restore your smile, but make sure to prioritize emergency treatment for any dangerous injuries.
  • Missing teeth: there are many restorative dentistry options to replace missing teeth. We choose the best one for you based on your budget and the health of your jaw bone.
  • Periodontal disease: advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss if it isn’t treated. However, it also leads to atrophy of the jaw bone, which limits restorative dentistry options.
  • Tooth decay: a tooth damaged by decay can be restored with a filling to prevent it from being decayed further.
  • Restoration after a root canal: if tooth decay reaches the pulp chamber at the center of a tooth, the tooth must be saved with root canal therapy so that it doesn’t have to be extracted. After root canal therapy, we restore the tooth’s function and appearance with a crown.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Vero Dental patients gain many benefits from restorative dentistry. Tooth loss is known to contribute to depression and low self confidence, but restorative dentistry gives you back a brilliant, functioning smile. It fills out your cheeks and lips to eliminate the “sunken” look that comes with missing teeth. Other benefits of restorative dentistry include:

  • Improved functionality for eating and speaking
  • Even distribution of biting force, minimizing jaw pain and reducing bone loss
  • Protects remaining teeth from shifting into gaps
  • Keeps your bite properly aligned for more effective chewing and biting

Restorative Dentistry Procedures Offered at Vero Dental

At Vero Dental, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry services.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are made from tooth-colored materials and restore the appearance of one or more teeth for a beautiful smile. A crown will look and feel like your other teeth but won’t be removed for cleaning or eating like dentures or bridges.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-term, fully functioning replacement for one or more missing teeth. As a restorative dentist, Dr. Harris plans where the implant will be placed in order to achieve the most ideal function and aesthetics.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures are cosmetic replacements for missing teeth that you can take out and put back into your mouth. There are full dentures, which replace one or both arches of teeth, and partial dentures, which replace only a few missing teeth.

Full Arch Implant Dentures

Full-arch restoration uses dental implant posts to support a fixed prosthesis. This treatment helps patients with little to no remaining teeth regain full functionality of the teeth and have greater self-confidence.

Root Canals

During root canal treatment, our doctors will carefully remove the pulp inside of a tooth, clean, disinfect, and shape the root canal, and then place a filling to seal the space. It’s a simple procedure that will relieve tooth pain caused by infection. Root canals save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

Your Destination for a Beautiful Smile

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