When you come to us with a damaged tooth, or a severe case of tooth decay, then you need a restoration to offer improvement for the health, function, and even the appearance of the smile. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist talks about how we design and create a variety of custom dental restorations.
When You Need Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry refers to procedures and restorations designed to repair damaged teeth, or to treat tooth decay and dental infection, preventing the loss of the teeth and preserving the health, comfort, and beauty of your smile. When you have aching teeth, you should contact us as this could mean the presence of tooth decay. If a tooth is damaged, even if the injuries appear minor, this also needs attention right away. If you have lost natural teeth you also need to undergo treatment to help bring relief and protect your smile from major complications. To decide what treatments you need, our team will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy and offer the perfect treatment options.
When you have a cavity, our team can create and place a dental filling from composite resin. This blend of glass-like and acrylic materials is metal-free and safe for all ages. Placement only takes one visit and instantly halts the decay, protecting your tooth. The same material can also be color matched to blend with your smile seamlessly. In addition to restorative dentistry, the same material is also used for our cosmetic dental bonding procedure too.
If you need a more substantial restoration, then we could offer a dental crown. As part of our restorative treatments, we use the restoration to address an array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. The crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. We can create them from lifelike and durable materials like ceramic, so they blend with your smile. We can treat cavities and repair major cracks and chips, while also correcting misshapen teeth and bite imbalance. Our team can also use them to aid in tooth replacement!
Root Canal Therapy
An infection could not only be a source of major pain when you eat or throughout your day, this could mean a higher risk of tooth loss without immediate action. But with a root canal, we have a restorative treatment that is designed to address infections and abscess, bringing relief to your smile. The procedure involves gently opening the tooth and removing the infected tissues from within. We then clean the tooth’s interior and add a special restorative material. Finally, we cap the tooth with a lifelike crown.
If you have minor tooth loss, we could address between one and three lost teeth with a custom-made dental bridge. Created from lifelike materials, this will match the rest of your smile and fill the gap to protect your smile from major complications with your health and appearance.
If you have a more severe case of tooth loss, we could offer dentures. Partials help address multiple gaps spread out across your arch, and a full replaces every tooth on one or both arches. Both options will be custom-made to ensure a proper fit and a lifelike appearance, as well as a durable chewing surface.
Dental implants are small posts made from biocompatible titanium that we insert into the jawbone. There, they bond with the jaw through osseointegration, acting as new roots and preventing the loss of mass and density in the jaw that follows tooth loss. As a result, they can last for decades to come or possibly even a lifetime. We can use them to replace individual missing teeth, topping them with a lifelike crown. We also use them to secure bridges or dentures, offering tooth replacement that lasts much longer than crown-secured or removable options.
Sometimes, serious issues arise that cannot be addressed with a restoration. In these situations, we may need to remove a tooth to prevent major complications. We could offer an extraction to prevent wisdom tooth impaction, infection, or to assist with orthodontic treatment or bite function. The procedure takes as little as 30 minutes and usually requires only a day of rest to recover from.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.
Does Your Smile Need Restorative Dentistry?
Our team is ready to help repair your teeth and even offer lifelike prosthetics. To learn more about our comprehensive restorative treatment options, then contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.