What is Restorative Dentistry?
The most hassle-free, budget-friendly way to keep your oral health in great shape is preventative care. Fortunately, even if you have broken, missing, damaged, or decaying teeth, it’s possible to correct the issue with restorative dentistry. Here are some of the restorative dental services The Tooth Corner offers.
Common Types of Restorative Dental Services
- Fillings: One of the most common types of restorative dental materials, fillings can be used to replace decaying areas of your teeth where cavities have developed. They can prevent cavities from growing, and with proper care, they can last for several years. Fillings can achieve the functionality and appearance of a regular tooth, and most patients opt for tooth-colored fillings.
- Dental Crowns: Crowns are fitted caps that a dentist can place on your teeth in order to restore cracked, damaged, chipped or broken teeth. They can improve a tooth’s shape, size, and appearance, and they are constructed from different materials. Most patients prefer tooth-colored crowns for a more natural appearance.
- Dental Bridges: If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, your dentist may correct the problem with a bridge. Your dentist can construct a false tooth to fill in any gaps, and the bridge will be held in place by crowns that are positioned on the adjacent teeth. Bridges can restore a normal bite and eliminate gaps.
- Dental Veneers: For patients who suffer from broken, discolored, crooked, misshapen, or cracked teeth, veneers might be an ideal restorative option. Veneers are semi-transparent porcelain shells your dentist can bond to your teeth to improve your smile.
- Dental Implants: Dentists often use implants to remedy missing teeth. Implants are attached to the jaw bone with a titanium screw and are anchored in place with crowns. They can achieve a natural look and feel.
When a Root Canal Treatment is Necessary
Whenever a tooth has become badly decayed, a filling may not be enough to repair it. In this instance, your dentist may perform a root canal treatment to be able to thoroughly clean the decayed area from the root of the tooth. A root canal treatment involves removing the dental pulp, and all of the pulp canals are filled and sealed to deter bacteria from growing. It can eliminate pain and restore your oral health. After completing the treatment, your dentist can apply a crown to restore the tooth’s appearance and feel.
How Long Does a Root Canal Treatment Take?
On average, a root canal treatment takes somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour. With more involved cases, the appointment could take longer. A root canal treatment can often be completed in one visit to your dentist. However, depending on your situation, two visits may be required. If two visits are necessary, the second appointment will most likely be set a week apart.
These are just a few of the restorative dental procedures The Tooth Corner specializes in. If you have any dental problems, contact us today to discuss your concerns. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective treatment.