You might need restorative dentistry treatment for any one of several reasons, and one of the most common is tooth decay. Since restorative dental treatments repair damage that has already occurred to your teeth, they can help you avoid the need for more extensive treatments like dental crowns or dental implants down the road.
At the Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer various restorative dentistry options for treating cavities, broken teeth, or missing teeth to restore your smile to its full function and appearance. Additionally, those suffering from TMJ disorders can find relief through restorative dentistry procedures such as crown placement or filling replacement.
Restorative Dentistry Treatments
When there is minor decay on a tooth, the best option is to have a filling placed. A dental filling is a tooth-colored resin material that is cured with a light to bond it to the affected area of the tooth. The treated area will be restored to its natural function and appearance in only a few moments.
Placing a crown over the damaged tooth may be necessary if tooth decay or damage is more extensive. A crown is a cap that fits over an existing tooth to restore and improve overall function and aesthetics. They can also protect a tooth that has already had a root canal treatment.
Dental Bridges and Implants
When one or more teeth are lost, replacing them with a restoration is essential to prevent the other teeth from shifting out of place and causing alignment problems. Several types of restorations can be used to replace missing teeth, including bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures. However, the best method is to have dental implants installed. This is a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth with artificial roots and crowns.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Repairing Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns can fix many cosmetic issues, from chips and cavities to broken or misaligned teeth. Crowns can also be used to restore a tooth severely damaged due to trauma or decay. This helps prevent further damage, protects the tooth against further damage, and prevents discomfort or pain for the patient.
Improved Oral Health
Restorative dentistry repairs existing damage and restores teeth to their natural strength, function, and beauty. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, restorative procedures also restore oral comfort and health by protecting you from dangerous infections and diseases that may develop due to damage or decay.
If you suffer from tooth loss due to decay or injury, visit the Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of the Woodlands at 1733 Woodstead Ct Suite 204, Woodlands, TX 77380, or call (281) 367-5256. Our dentist can examine your teeth and help you determine the best solution.