Restorative dentistry treatment helps restore both the function and esthetics of your teeth. This treatment can repair damage caused by tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions. Your restorative dentistry treatment can include one or several of the following treatments:
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
A tooth filling is a simple and common procedure that a dentist can perform.
A filling is a dental procedure that is performed when a tooth has been damaged by decay. The dentist in Joliet IL will remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area with a filling material.
A dental crown is used for teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or stained. A dental crown may be the best option for restoring your teeth's appearance and function. It can also be used on teeth that have undergone root canal therapy.
If you're missing a single tooth, a dental bridge may be an ideal restoration. A dental bridge spans the gap between teeth, replacing the missing tooth.
In order to prepare for a dental bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap will be reduced in size to accommodate the dental bridge. An impression will be made of the reduced teeth, and a bridge is fabricated from those impressions and from surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They are used to replace a missing tooth or even anchor a dental bridge or denture.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, and a crown, bridge, or denture is then attached to the abutment.
Dentures (Partial & Full)
There are many types of dentures, including full and partial dentures. A full denture replaces all of the teeth in the dental arch, while a partial denture only replaces a few of your teeth. Both full and partial dentures can be made from acrylic or porcelain.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
During the procedure, patients may feel some sensitivity or soreness in the treated tooth for a few days. Over-the-counter or prescription medications can be recommended to alleviate any pain.
At Dentistry with a Smile, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (815) 254-2668 or visit us at 2716 Caton Farm Rd, Joliet, IL 60435.