The Point of Restorative Dentistry

point of restorative dentistryDental restorations are a major facet of modern dentistry. Although strong, your teeth do not possess the ability to repair or regrow their damaged structures; when your teeth are damaged or diseased, they require professional restorative measures to regain their good health and proper function. Today, we explore how and why restorative dentistry may be your smile’s salvation when your teeth need professional help.

Customized Tooth Fixes

Restorative dentistry encompasses a wide range of treatments, each appropriate to different severities of dental damage. One of the most common treatments is a dental filling, which is utilized to reinforce a tooth that is mildly affected by tooth decay. After removing the infected tooth structure and any lingering bacteria, we will place a white composite resin filling in the tooth’s cavity to seal it from further infection. The filling also helps replace the excavated material to reestablish your tooth’s structural integrity. Other common restorative dental treatments including root canal treatment and dental crowns, as well as dental prosthetics that can replace lost teeth, or teeth that are no longer useful because of extensive damage or disease.

Customized Tooth Replacements

Dental bridges and dentures are also classified as dental restorations, though they are reserved for severe cases that involve replacing one or more of your teeth. Your dental prosthetic will be custom-designed to specifically fit your smile without disturbing your existing healthy teeth. In some cases, we may recommend securing your replacement teeth to one or more dental implants, which are surgically inserted into your jawbone to serve as prosthetic tooth roots. With dental implants, we can restore your tooth’s entire root-and-crown structure, creating an unmatched dental restoration that looks and functions like the real thing.

ABOUT YOUR NORTH RICHLAND HILLS DENTIST:

With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-577-1444.