If you need to replace damaged or missing teeth, prompt treatment in the form of restorative dentistry is essential for your oral health. The board-certified dentists at Prestige Dental Centers in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado, specialize in restorative dentistry and provide patients with a range of treatments to restore smiles and protect their oral health. To learn more about restorative dentistry, call the location nearest you or book an appointment online.
What is restorative dentistry?
Odds are you’ve needed or will need restorative dentistry at least once in your life. From cavity fillings to full-mouth dentures, restorative dentistry covers a range of treatments for damaged or missing teeth to restore your smile and protect your oral health.
What are some restorative dentistry options?
Dental issues range from simple to complex, but restorative dentistry has a range of solutions to meet your needs. They include:
Filling a cavity is the most common restorative dental procedure. It involves your dentist removing the damaged part of your tooth and filling the hole with composite material. This prevents bacteria from further infecting your tooth.
When you have a decayed, cracked, or broken tooth, you typically need a crown to cover and protect it. During this procedure, your dentist shaves down some of the enamel on the damaged tooth, then cements a natural-looking crown on top of it.
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth or set of teeth to adjacent teeth or implants.
If you’re missing a tooth or have one that needs extracting due to severe decay, Prestige Dental Centers can replace it with a dental implant that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. The artificial root is surgically placed in your jaw, and a crown is attached to the top of it.
If you’re missing a number of teeth, causing difficulty in your ability to chew and speak properly, dentures might be a good replacement option.
Both removable and anchored dentures are available, giving you the option of being able to take your dentures out when you’d like or wearing them permanently with the help of dental implants.
What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?
Providing treatment for all kinds of dental issues, restorative dentistry has several benefits, including:
- Restores function
- Improves appearance
- Eliminates pain
- Prevents further dental issues
Some restorative dentistry options, like dental implants, also help preserve jawbone density. Missing teeth, if not addressed, could cause your jaw to weaken.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, call the Prestige Dental Centers office nearest you or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.