Restorative dentistry refers to the practice of repairing and restoring a person’s natural teeth to maintain overall functionality and strength as the person grows older. With restorative dentistry there are many tooth repair and restoration options to consider, including:
Sometime there is damage to a tooth that can cause severe pain or loss of functionality. If the damage has reached far enough through the tooth that fillings will not repair, then it may be necessary to replace the whole crown of the tooth. When the crown is replaced, the pain will be relieved and the functionality will be nearly the same as with your natural tooth.
Most dentists no longer use Amalgam silver-colored fillings because they contain small amounts of mercury which may be harmful to people the longer they are in the mouth. With composite dental fillings, the shade of white can be matched to the natural color of your teeth and provide a better overall look to your smile.
Dental implants have come a long way in recent years and are now one of the top options for teeth restoration in dentistry. With dental implants you can replace missing or damaged teeth with titanium roots that will last a lifetime and dental crowns that will exactly match the shape and size of your natural teeth for a flawless smile.
Dentures are a great way to replace multiple missing teeth for better chewing ability and healthier gums long into your later years. There are different options when considering dentures including partial denture, full sets of teeth and implant-supported dentures.
When there is a tooth that causes severe pain, often times it is the result of an infection within the root of affected tooth. When the infection reaches into the gum line, a root canal can help save the tooth and relieve the pain you are experiencing.
Tooth Repair and Restoration
At Designer Smiles in West Fargo, we will takt the time to get to know your smile and determine which restorative treatments will be best to repair your teeth. Our goal us always to preserve the natural teeth as much as possible to maintain functionality and form. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.