With the help of restorative dentistry services, we can fix tooth decay, replace a missing tooth, or treat an infected root. In most cases, this type of dentistry, along with preventative dentistry, is often covered by our patients’ insurance. Furthermore, our team can restore many parts of the mouth, including the jawbone, by using bone grafting techniques. Reach out to our dental team to learn about our restorative dentistry options today at 972.335.2201.
Common Restorative Dentistry Techniques
Restorative dentistry options can be both functional and aesthetic. It would be best to discuss all of your options with your dentist. You can then call your insurance carrier to determine what your plan will cover. You should go over each option’s cost so that you do not receive an unexpected bill down the road. Here are common types of restorative dentistry our team can provide.
Replacing a lost tooth is one form of restorative dentistry services, which can occur in many ways.
One of the best options for tooth replacement treatment is using a dental implant. Implants will be placed in your jaw and stimulate bone growth. As a result, you will not end up losing facial bone mass due to your missing tooth. Dental implants are also more durable and last longer than other types of tooth restoration.
Another solution for missing teeth is partial dentures. With this option, our dentist will create and fit you with a partial denture. In most cases, a partial denture is a semi-permanent fixture. As a result, your dentist will have to put it on and take it off. You will have to refrain from eating overly sticky or crunchy things, which can cause your dentures to come loose or fall out.
Our third method of replacing missing teeth is a dental bridge. Your dentist may provide a bonded bridge or a bridge attached to one or more dental crowns. With this treatment method, you should also avoid eating sticky or crunchy foods. The method holding the bridge in place can put a strain on the surrounding teeth, which leaves them at a higher risk of decay. If your dentist provides dental bridges, you must take exceptional care of them.
Full dentures are available to those who have lost all of their teeth. However, you can choose to have only an upper or lower set done. This restorative dentistry appliance may be removable, or your dentist may fasten it to your jawbone using implants.
We also offer tooth restoration services at Frisco Dental. As with tooth replacements, our team can restore your teeth in a multitude of ways.
The first and most common method of restorative dentistry is dental fillings. Your dentist will examine your mouth and be sure it is free of bacteria and decay. Then they will place a composite material over the area where the decay has occurred. This area of decay is softer than the rest of your tooth where there is enamel, so it is critical to place this material as soon as possible. The filling will prevent your tooth from decaying further in the years to come. It would be best to refrain from eating foods that are very chewy. Otherwise, you may pull the filling out and have to have it redone.
Our team uses dental crowns when the decay in the tooth is so intense that there is little to no enamel on the surface. Crowns can also protect teeth after someone has a root canal. That occurs when a root has become infected, and the dentist needs to remove it. You may also use dental crowns for teeth that have been damaged in an impact.
We use dental bonding to address chipped or cracked teeth if the damage is not too extensive. Dental bondings are similar to fillings. Once again, our dentist will prepare the area by cleaning it and ensuring the surface is ready to accept the composite. This treatment takes a short amount of time. However, you should note that the composite will stain over time, and it usually lasts around five years.
Find Treatment Options at Frisco Dental
Frisco Dental Associates offers a wide array of restorative dentistry services for the long-term health and convenience of our patients. Give us a call today at 972.335.2201 to find out how we can help you get your smile back in order!