Restorative dentistry is a specialization that focuses on and addresses missing and damaged teeth. The goal is to restore your oral health and provide solutions for enhancing your smile. Our restorative dentistry services at Midtown Dental Clinic are comprehensive enough to handle most of your oral concerns. We can transform your smile using our innovative restorative solutions.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry includes all the dental procedures that can help reinstate the structure and functionality of your teeth. We will provide solutions if you have tooth decay, a worsening previously placed restoration, or loss or fracture of a permanent tooth. Common restorative treatments include fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, and many more.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
There are several benefits of restorative dentistry include:
- Improved smile
- Reduced risk of tooth decay
- Corrected teeth misalignment
- Improved biting and chewing ability
Restorative Dentistry Services
Composite resin or tooth-colored fillings are used to seal cavities. They can stop the spread of decay while also giving structural support to a tooth. If the decay is not treated, it can result in pain, infection, and, in severe cases, tooth loss.
Dental crowns are artificial restorations that can help restore a severely damaged tooth that is not fixed by fillings alone. It involves the creation of a cap that covers the entire tooth and provides additional strength and protection.
Bridges are multiple crowns that are merged together. They help cover the gap in your smile and are bonded to the closest healthy tooth on either side of the opening. Bridges are mostly made of ceramic resin and are color-matched to your existing teeth so that they can blend in with your existing teeth.
These restorations help repair numerous dental issues like discolored, chipped, or broken teeth, gaps between teeth, and more. The process for bonding recreates the missing portion of the enamel by bonding composite material onto your remaining tooth.
Dental Implants are tiny metal posts that help restore a missing tooth. It involves surgery to insert the post in the jawbone that serves as the tooth’s root. After the fusion and healing of the implant, it is capped with a dental crown to reinstate the appearance and function of the tooth.
A denture is a removable prosthetic appliance designed to cover all or part of your upper or lower jaw. They are fabricated from acrylic resin and fit cozily into your gums. Dentures can help re-establish your ability to chew and eat food comfortably.
A root canal procedure removes infected pulp from inside your tooth’s roots. It also cleans out the decay that has destroyed the surrounding enamel. Root canals help preserve your tooth and keep it from being extracted.
If you are interested in learning more about our restorative dentistry treatments, call Midtown Dental Clinic in Richland, WA, Suite 199352 at (509) 946-1678 and schedule an appointment.