Restorative dentistry is intended to fix oral concerns to bring the mouth back to its healthy look and function. This form of dentistry may also be referred to as prosthodontic dentistry, and it aims to maintain your natural teeth whenever possible.
Additional Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
As well as restoring your full, healthy smile, restorative dentistry promotes long-lasting oral health. By addressing missing, broken, or decayed teeth, restorative dentistry can protect the bones and soft tissues in your mouth from further damage. In combination with good oral hygiene, restorative dentistry can keep your mouth healthy into older age.
Restorative dentistry can also benefit your day-to-day life by facilitating eating and speaking with missing or damaged teeth. Eating and speaking normally with missing or broken teeth is difficult, given that tooth damage impacts how your entire mouth functions. Through restorative dentistry, we can bring your mouth back to its natural function so that you can eat and speak comfortably.
What Restorative Dentistry Procedures Are Available?
The following restorative dentistry procedures are available at Historic Hyde Park Dentistry:
- CEREC® crowns
Crowns are used to completely cover the exterior of a severely broken or decayed tooth. CEREC® crown restoration is completed in a single visit with on-site milling.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth without a denture or dental implant. With a bridge, a false tooth, called a “pontic,” is secured to the neighboring teeth.
- Implant restorations
Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth, providing a strong foundation for fixed or removable teeth. Titanium, an orally-biocompatible metal, is used to construct dental implants.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. We offer both full dentures and partial dentures.
- Inlays and Onlays
An inlay or onlay is a partial crown restoration. This restorative procedure is used when there isn’t enough of a tooth structure to support a filling, but the structure is too small to require a full crown.
If you’re suffering from tooth damage and are interested in the benefits of restorative dentistry, contact us today.
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