Restorative Dentistry Services
If you need tooth decay fixed, a missing tooth replaced, or an infected root fixed, you need restorative dentistry services. Restorative dentistry, along with preventative dentistry, is typically covered by your insurance. Dentists can restore many parts of the mouth, including the jawbone, by using bone grafting techniques.
Common Types of Restorative Dentistry Services
Restorative dentistry can be both functional and aesthetic. If you have dental insurance, it will be up to them what coverage you have. You should talk to your dentist about all of your options and then call up your insurance carrier to see what your plan will cover. Be sure to get them to go over the cost of each option so that you are not slapped with an unexpected bill down the road. Here are common types of restorative dentistry a restorative dentist in Frisco, TX performs.
Tooth replacement is one form of restorative dentistry services. Here is how this works:
- Tooth replacement can occur in many ways. One of the most favored ways to do this is with an implant. An implant will stimulate bone growth, and you will not end up losing facial bone mass due to a missing tooth. Implants are also known to be more durable and last longer than other types of tooth restoration.
- Partial dentures are a solution for missing teeth. Your dentist will create and fit a partial denture. Usually, a partial denture is a semi-permanent fixture that your dentist will have to put on and take off. You will have to refrain from eating things that are overly sticky or crunchy so that the partial denture does not come loose or fall out.
- Bridges are another way to replace missing teeth. You can have a bonded bridge or a bridge attached to one or two crowns. With these, you also want to refrain from eating sticky or crunchy foods. The way a bridge is held in place puts the surrounding teeth at a higher risk of decay. If you opt for a bridge, you must take the best care of it and your mouth as you are able.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth. You can have only an upper or lower set done. Dentures can be removable or fastened to your jawbone with implants
Another form of restorative dentistry services in Frisco, TX includes tooth restoration. Here is how it works:
- You can restore teeth in a multitude of ways. The first we will mention is by using a filling. Your dentist will go in and be sure your mouth is extremely clean. Then they will put a composite over the area where the decay has taken place. This occurs because the area where the decay is is softer than the rest of your tooth where there is enamel. The filling will then prevent your tooth from becoming further decayed for years to come. You will need to refrain from foods that are too chewy. Otherwise, you will pull the filling out and have to have it done again.
- You use crowns when the tooth decay is so bad that there is little to no enamel on the surface of the tooth any longer. Crowns are also used to protect teeth after someone has a root canal. That occurs when a root has become infected, and the dentist needs to remove it. You can also use crowns for teeth that have been damaged badly in an impact.
- You use bonding for chipped or cracked teeth when the damage is not too extensive. Bonding is similar to a filling. Your dentist will prepare the area by cleaning it and being sure the surface is ready to accept the composite and then it will happen. This is a quick procedure, but it doesn’t always last that long. The composite will stain over time, and it usually lasts around five years.
Finding a Dentist
Frisco Dental offers all of the restorative dentistry services listed above and more. Give us a call today at 469.388.0372 to find out how we can help you get your smile back in order!