Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure used to restore the functionality and structure of your teeth. It involves restoring and repairing the damaged oral structures, and many treatment options like implants, bridges, crowns, and fillings are covered under it.
When you visit our clinic for a restorative dental procedure, we will first examine your dental condition and design your treatment plan.
What are the Different Restorative Dental Procedures?
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that we place and attach to your teeth to protect them from infection and damage. Alongside this, they are also used for a variety of other purposes like restoring the shape and size of your teeth, holding a bridge in place, covering discolored or damaged teeth, etc. Crowns are made using several materials like metals, stainless steel, ceramic, porcelain, composite resin, and others.
Dental bridges are similar to crowns and are used to cover an area that has undergone tooth extraction. The arrangement includes various crowns combined and bonded to your nearest healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are used to bridge the gap between your teeth, for which we use a porcelain replacement.
Tooth Filling and Repairs
We perform this restorative procedure in case of tooth decay or cavities. The treatment involves removing the decay from your teeth and then filling up the cavity with materials such as silver, amalgam, gold, ceramic, porcelain, and others. Besides this, we also use dental fillings to restore your chipped, cracked, or broken teeth if the cavity is not so big.
After deciding the filling material for the procedure, we remove the decayed parts of your teeth, clean and sanitize the area, and then place the filling material.
Cracked teeth may be caused because of many reasons – accidents, injuries, trauma, poor dental hygiene, etc. The crack or fracture in your teeth may vary, and so does the treatment to restore the same.
If the crack on your teeth is not severe, we may fill it with composite fillings. We may also use dental bonding to restore your teeth. If the crack is so extensive that it reaches up to your pulp, we may recommend a root canal treatment to treat the problem. This procedure also helps to remove the infection, if any. If your cracked teeth cannot be restored with root canal therapy because of the damage to its nerves and roots, we may have to perform a tooth extraction.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Eric J. Sadler, DDS & Associates, Winston-Salem, NC, call (336) 744-1300 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Winston-Salem NC at 3801 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.