Restorative dentistry is restoring teeth to their original form, function, and appearance after having been damaged by decay or trauma. Teeth can be damaged in many ways, but restorative dental treatments can help restore your teeth to their former beauty!
Restorative dentistry can also include treatments that prevent future tooth damage, such as in-office fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These protective dental procedures can help prevent cavities from forming in hard-to-reach areas of a tooth that are difficult to clean with at-home oral hygiene practices. Advanced Dentistry provides various other restorative dental services, including dental implants, dental crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, and porcelain veneers.
Standard Procedures in Restorative Dentistry
These composite fillings restore a tooth that has decay or damage but isn’t as susceptible to breakage or staining as metal fillings.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement crown. Implants are often the strongest and longest-lasting option for replacing a missing tooth or, with other strategically placed implants, even multiple missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
This treatment is necessary when the inner pulp of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. In the past, this meant removing the entire tooth, but now we can remove the diseased tissue without harming or removing the rest of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers can be a good option for patients who want to hide cosmetic flaws in their smiles. We permanently bond thin layers of porcelain to the fronts of your teeth to cover the flaws you don’t like.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
- A healthier smile looks better and functions well. Patients get to enjoy a variety of cosmetic benefits as a result of their restorative dental care treatment. For example, a bridge or crown can restore form and function to a tooth that is broken or worn. It is also a great way to replace a missing tooth.
- Your overall health will benefit from restorative dentistry. Teeth that are damaged or decayed are more likely to become infected, and that infection could spread to other parts of the body. Restoring damaged teeth also helps restore your bite's function and prevent jaw pain.
- Restorative dentistry can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. The appearance of your smile is essential, not just for aesthetic reasons but also because it can impact your confidence. If your teeth need repair due to damage or decay, your dentist can give you a beautiful new smile using crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Our dentist can restore your smile to its former natural beauty while improving your dental health! To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, visit Advanced Dentistry at 9920 U.S. Highway 90-A, Suite 100-C, Sugar Land, TX 77478, or call (281) 494-5600.