Restorative dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses on restoring badly decayed teeth back to health, function, and beauty through root canal therapy or tooth fillings. At Essence of Dentistry, patients who require restorative care may have symptoms of pain or sensitivity that need to be addressed before the gums and teeth can be fully restored. Patients with cavities or tooth decay are also sometimes good candidates for dental crowns to restore strength and appearance to a damaged or broken tooth. At Essence of Dentistry, we use top-notch technology to provide the most comfortable and durable dental restorations that are worth every cent you spend.
Types of Restorative Dentistry Treatments
A filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment that involves repairing or restoring a tooth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed painlessly using laser, and the resulting space will be filled with a composite resin material.
If a tooth is knocked out, it can almost always be replaced using a bridge. A bridge is a restoration that fills in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth by “bridging” the gap. This restoration prevents remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment and causing bite problems. The replacement tooth can either be permanent or removable.
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength or improve its appearance. Porcelain crowns are often preferred because they mimic the translucency of enamel and are very strong and durable. They can be made to match the shape, color, and size of any existing teeth, making them a good option for repairing any imperfections.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Improved Oral Health
When oral health is restored, your teeth and gums will be stronger and less susceptible to further damage and decay. This often means a reduced need for further treatment later on.
Restorations can also restore confidence in your smile. That missing or damaged tooth may be causing embarrassment because of how it looks or how it may make you feel insecure about speaking in front of other people. Replacing these teeth with restorations that look and feel like natural teeth makes you more likely to speak confidently in social and professional situations.
Retain Your Natural Tooth Structure
When you receive a dental crown, your tooth will be fully covered and protected from damage again. This way, you avoid tooth decay and root canals in the future! Plus, because your natural tooth structure remains in place, you can continue eating the foods you love without worrying about damaging or breaking your crown. This helps to keep your remaining natural teeth healthy and strong!
A restorative dental treatment refers to any treatment that restores function and form to the teeth and mouth. For the best dental treatment, visit Essence of Dentistry at 16300 Redmond Way #200, Redmond, WA, 98052, or call (425) 249-7789.