What is "Restorative Dentistry?"
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
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Full Arch Implant Dentures
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.