The teeth and the structure that holds and assist them to function need maintenance and repair from time to time. They may suffer from disease, injury, trauma, or wear and tear. Restorative dentistry is all about the rehabilitation of teeth whose integrity has been undermined. It is about teeth repair and restoration of lost teeth.
At Dynamic Dental Care our dentist conducts regular dental exams that you are required to have at least twice a year. Apart from routine dental cleaning, other aspects of your oral health are looked into in detail. The condition of various parts of your mouth will be checked. An oral cancer screening will be conducted through a visual and physical exam to check for any abnormalities that may cause cancer.
A dentist can use a variety of procedures to address teeth that need repair depending on your condition. Mostly, teeth that are chipped or cracked will need repairs. Teeth suffering from cavities too can be restored to their normal health. For deep cracks and cavities that run deep into the pulp, a dentist will use the root canal process to fill in the deep opening in the teeth. Inlays and onlays are another way to fill in very large cavities. They are fitted into large cavities and bonded permanently. Dental fillings are used to fill in smaller holes and cavities in the teeth.
Dental crowns are also used for teeth repair. They are made like caps to fit onto the teeth. There are different types of dental crowns depending on the material used to make them. They are made from metal, ceramic, porcelain, or a blend of metal and porcelain. The most popular type of dental crown is known as the CEREC crown. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetics Ceramics. CEREC crowns are made of very strong ceramic material. They are designed and made by technology assisted by computers. If your tooth enamel has issues, it can be strengthened by using fluoride treatment to restore lost fluoride minerals.
Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
After tooth extraction, there are various ways that a dentist will use to replace your tooth. Dentures for instance will replace teeth by having artificial teeth placed on the gums. They are made from impressions taken from your mouth. Immediately after tooth extraction, you can have same-day dentures to protect your gums until your dentures are made in the lab. The other type of denture is an implant-supported denture. These types of dentures work by being supported with implants instead of the gums.
Dental bridges are another way to replace lost teeth. They are made of artificial teeth attached to crowns on their sides. The crowns are attached to the two natural teeth at the end of the gaps left by lost teeth. Dental implants are also used to replace lost teeth. They are a lasting solution to tooth loss.
When you visit for a checkup, our dentist will evaluate your oral health. If you are in need of teeth repair or replacement, you will be provided with the right options to satisfy your needs. Call us at (509) 466-2587 today.