Although we prefer preventative measures to keep your teeth healthy, there are inevitably times when restorative measures must be taken. If you have had dental trauma, decay, or infection, you may need restorative dentistry to get your smile back on track. Restorative dentistry can be anything from replacing a missing tooth, repairing a crack or chip, or placing a dental crown to preserve a tooth. At DDS Family Dental, we use our experience and expertise to find the best possible treatment method for your restorative dental needs.
What are my options for missing teeth?
If you are missing teeth, it is important to replace them as soon as you can to avoid oral health complications. When your teeth fall out or need to be removed, they leave open spaces on your gum line, which allow your remaining teeth to move around and shift positions. This can be harmful to your bite and spacing, causing your smile to become crooked. Missing teeth also leave your mouth much more vulnerable to bacteria and infections, and can make eating and chewing very difficult.
If you are missing teeth, there are a few options to consider. Dentures are removable appliances that can help replace all of your teeth. Dental implants are permanent restorations that are implanted into your gums and function just like natural teeth. Dental bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth. They are anchored to your existing teeth so that they stay in place. If you are missing teeth, we will go over all of your replacement options, and do a thorough analysis to decide which restoration method is right for you.
What do I do if my tooth is damaged or decayed?
If your tooth is badly decayed or damaged, we will carefully assess it to see which treatment options would be best for you. If a tooth is badly cracked, or its structure is compromised because of decay, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap that is bonded over your tooth to help restore its look and function. If the damage to your tooth is deeper, you may need a root canal procedure. Root canals involve cleaning the areas of your tooth roots to get rid of any decay and disease directly at the source. After the canals are cleaned, they will be sealed off, and your tooth will be restored with a dental crown.
At DDS Family Dental we offer you and your family a complete range of restorative dental services. Our compassionate staff at DDS Family Dental is dedicated to finding the best treatment plan to help make your smile healthy again. If you are interested in learning more about restorative dental procedures, give us a call today.