Restorative dentistry is the treatment of oral diseases or injuries, such as cavities and missing teeth. Restorative treatments restore the health, function, and beauty of the smile while preventing further damage to the teeth and gums.
Types of Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Restorative dentistry procedures include:
Prevention is the gold standard when it comes to oral health. The better you care for your teeth and gums, the less likely you are to develop problems. Here are a couple of preventive dentistry options to consider:
Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is proven to strengthen enamel and reduce the likelihood of tooth decay. Our dentists may recommend a fluoride treatment if you have a high risk of tooth decay.
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants create a barrier between your enamel and bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Dental sealants are particularly helpful for younger patients.
If a tooth is decayed, a filling will be needed. We offer composite fillings. White fillings are made from composite resin. They are tooth-colored and are a good choice for small cavities. They don't last as long as other types of fillings.
A crown covers the entire tooth above the gum line. The crown restores the tooth's shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from several different materials, including porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to metal. Our dentist will recommend the material that is best for your dental situation and meets your aesthetic goals.
Root canals are necessary when there is an infection in the nerve of a tooth. The nerve, which contains blood vessels and connective tissue, can become infected as a result of deep decay or injury.
During an endodontic procedure, your dentist will clean out the infection, reshape the root, and seal the tooth. This can save your tooth from extraction.
Dental implants are made from titanium metal, which integrates with your jawbone. The implant acts as a replacement for your natural tooth root and stimulates the jawbone, allowing for better bone health. Not only that, but dental implants support a dental crown, which replaces your missing tooth.
Dental bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures. This dental restoration helps replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more dental crowns attached to an anchor tooth or teeth. These teeth are known as abutment teeth. Dental bridges are an aesthetically pleasing way to restore your smile.
At Arizona Dental, we ensure to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us from your nearest location. We will be happy to guide you further.