Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the preservation and restoration of your natural teeth. If your teeth are damaged, diseased, or injured, restorative dentistry helps restore them to a healthier state, and to restore their looks and function. Your teeth are important to your health. That is why you brush them, floss them, and visit your dentist twice yearly for a dental exam and professional cleaning, to maintain your natural tooth structure for a lifetime. If you don’t take care of your teeth and you lose them, you will not be able to eat. If you can’t eat you can’t maintain your health. Plus, if your gums are diseased it can trigger other ailments throughout your body. Take care of your teeth and if they aren’t in great shape, look into what restorative dentistry can do for you.
There is some overlap between restorative and cosmetic treatments. They are often the same treatment but performed for different reasons. For instance, dental veneers can be used cosmetically or restoratively. If you choose veneers because you want whiter teeth, then the veneer treatment is cosmetic. However, if veneers are used to repair broken teeth they are a restorative procedure because they are “restoring” the function of your teeth.
Other Restorative Options
Crowns: Are used to restore the function of your tooth by covering extensively decayed or damaged teeth with strong, durable, and aesthetic replacements.
Bridges: Are used to restore your chewing function by replacing one or more missing teeth with false teeth.
Implants: Require a complex, surgical procedure to replace one or several missing teeth and restore your chewing function.
Cosmetic Bonding: Is used to restore cracked, fractured, or broken teeth to full function
Fillings, inlays, and onlays: Are three options to restore severely decayed or damaged teeth to full chewing function
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.