Any dental operation used to repair the structure and functionality of your teeth is referred to as restorative dentistry, which includes a variety of treatments. At Chariton Dental, we use updated technology and procedures to offer you the highest quality restorations possible. To figure out if you require restorative dentistry services, you must first comprehend what these services involve.
For whole mouth restorations, our practice provides comprehensive solutions. Our goal is to help you achieve your ideal smile. Restorative dentistry, to us, means having the knowledge and skills to ensure the healthy function, development, appearance, and arrangement of your teeth and gums. At our office, we can create a custom solution tailored to you, your needs, and your way of life.
While each case is unique, we regularly perform a few restorative dental procedures for our patients. Knowing whether your planned operation is restorative or cosmetic can save you thousands of dollars regarding what is billed as an elective vs. restorative procedure. Some restorative procedures at our Chariton, Iowa office include:
Fillings: after removing an area of decay/cavity from a tooth, it is essential to fill the tooth to replace the part removed due to infection. Using composite (white) dental material, we structurally repair and stabilize the tooth. Each filling is made to look natural.
Crowns: If a tooth has a significant amount of decay and cannot be repaired with fillings, dental crowns may be necessary (or caps as they are sometimes referred to). These restorative procedures entail creating an “artificial tooth cap” that covers the entire tooth down to the gum line to prevent future deterioration.
Bridges: Bridges are used to cover a region where a tooth has been extracted. It entails fusing numerous crowns and bonding them to the nearest healthy teeth on either side of the gap to “bridge” the space with a complete porcelain tooth replacement.
Dental Implants: Implants are used to permanently hold and stabilize a single tooth restoration, dental bridge, or even dentures to the jaw bone. This titanium screw is surgically placed into the bone and then are secured to the chosen restorative piece.
Bonding: Dental bonding can be used as both a cosmetic and restorative treatment. Although our teeth are strong, they can break and chip if they are met with blunt force. To restore small chips in teeth, we use composite material to reshape the tooth.
Restorative dentistry encompasses a wide range of procedures and solutions. As leaders in full-mouth restorations, we have the skills and experiences to produce the perfect smile. Restorative procedures help the look of your teeth, and they also will improve your health and help prevent issues from progressing.
To learn more about what restorative treatments will improve your smile, make an appointment with us to see Dr. Tanner. He will examine your teeth and give you advice on which treatment would be best for you. Contact us at Chariton Dental in Chariton, Iowa, for more information and any questions you may have, answered.