Restorative dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on rehabilitating or restoring the functionality of teeth. This form of dentistry helps to resolve common issues, including:
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Missing teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Pain from worn teeth
Restorative dentistry helps to resolve these problems with a variety of dental treatments and procedures. These might include:
Dental fillings are used to restore damaged teeth. When a natural tooth becomes damaged, a dental filling may be placed to restore normal function and prevent further damage. There are different types of fillings available, including composite resin fillings, porcelain fillings, and gold fillings. Each filling material offers different benefits, including cost and durability.
A dental crown sometimes called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over a tooth. It completely encircles the entire tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, discolored, or worn. They are also used for protecting teeth following root canals and for restoring dental implants.
Dental bridges consist of two dental crowns and one false tooth (called a pontic). These crowns fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap. The bridge is anchored to the crowns on the sides of the gap. It’s usually made of porcelain, metal, or ceramic. Metal and ceramic bridges are matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Dental implants are a popular restorative dentistry treatment for patients who need to replace multiple missing teeth. They are titanium screws that are placed into your jawbone. Small posts are attached to each implant and will be used as anchors for artificial teeth.
Dental implants help preserve facial structure and can be performed for patients who have lost one or multiple teeth.
Dentures (full and partial)
Full dentures replace all of your teeth. They’re held in place by suction, so you’ll need to use denture adhesive to keep them from moving. Partial dentures replace just a few missing teeth. They attach to your natural teeth with clasps.
Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
Sometimes, patients need root canal treatment in order to save a tooth. If a tooth is cracked, broken, or has a deep cavity, it can often become infected. A root canal removes the infected tissue from inside the tooth and replaces it with a special material. The tooth is then restored with a custom dental crown.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (512) 358-1215 or visiting Dentist in Round Rock, TX at 2711 La Frontera Blvd Suite 270, Round Rock, TX 78681. We will be happy to guide you further.