How Can Restorative Dental Services Improve Your Oral Health?
Having a healthy smile is often an indicator of excellent oral health. Restorative work from our dentist in Ohio near you at daily DENTAL & bracesbar is essential. If you’ve been looking at yourself in the mirror recently and wondered whether restorative dental services might be beneficial to the aesthetics and health of your smile, here’s some information that may answer some of your questions. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for below, please call our dental care team or explore our site to learn more about restorative dental services from our dentists near you.
The Importance of Restorative Dentistry
One definition of restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis, and management of teeth diseases to prevent tooth loss. It includes the teeth’s supporting structures such as gums and jawbones. Restorative dentistry also includes replacing teeth that have become too damaged to repair using general dentistry treatments such as professional cleaning or dental fillings.
Restorative dentistry aims to rehabilitate the tooth and their structures to achieve optimum functionality and aesthetic qualities. A great example of restorative dentistry is tooth replacement. A missing tooth is unsightly, and it is unhealthy for a patient’s remaining teeth that will shift out of place and create future dental concerns. Missing teeth can also affect the health of a patient’s jaw bone structure, affecting the shape of their face over time.
The requirement of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures periodically overlap since they involve the esthetics of a patient’s smile. Suppose you’re concerned that the treatment you are interested in will be classified as cosmetic by your insurance provider. Our dental care team is happy to contact them and coordinate benefits before your treatment. If you do not have insurance, we also accept most major credit cards and CareCredit®️.
Here’s a look at some of the most common restorative dental procedures our dentists offer near you.
Dental Crowns: Save a Tooth and Save a Smile
If you need a dental crown to save the appearance or functionality of a tooth, here’s why. A dental crown is a cap used to restore the shape and size that has become damaged and is at risk for breakage.
One example is a tooth that has received multiple treatments (such as repeated dental fillings) or has cracked and is at risk of breakage without the support of a dental crown. Although dental crowns typically require two dental appointments to complete the procedure, our dentists provide same-day dental crowns using advanced CEREC technology. If time is an important factor to you, you’ll appreciate the convenience of same-day crowns along with the convenience of our weekend dentistry hours.
Another example of a dental crown saving a smile is a dental crown used as the final step in a dental implant procedure. Dental crowns can also be a part of a dental bridge procedure if the supporting tooth structure on either side of the bridge needs reinforcement.
Dental Implants: The Most Natural-Looking and Durable Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are the most durable and natural-looking of all tooth replacement options (other choices available include dental bridges and partial or full dentures). The benefits of a dental implant over other treatments also include natural bite force and prevention of bone loss.
The treatment time for a dental implant is lengthier than other procedures, which often factors into deciding between implants, bridges, and dentures. However, the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an implant restoration could last a lifetime is often the deciding factor for many patients. When you visit us for your dental implant consultation and treatment plan, we’ll prepare a timeline so you can prepare in advance for your appointments, including taking advantage of our weekend dentistry appointment times.
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We’d love to answer all of your questions about restorative dentistry or any other broad suite of services we offer to patients of all ages. Please call us now to learn more.