Restorative dentistry aims to treat problems associated with the wellbeing and functioning of the teeth. The treatments include the diagnosis and renovation of broken, infected, or damaged teeth, gums, and tissues. At Sedro-Woolley Family Dental Center, we offer various services such as dental prosthetics, dentures, and gum grafting, to name a few. We also help treat patients in need of dental repairs caused by injuries or trauma.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
The primary purpose of restorative dentistry is to save teeth and reinstate the teeth’s natural shape, look, and feel. This goal is attained through the following measures:
- The missing teeth are replaced with artificial appliances such as implants, bridges, or dentures.
- The impaired teeth are fixed with dental bondings or fillings therapies.
- The tooth’s broken or missing sections are restored with procedures such as the crowns, fillers, or inlays and onlays.
What Are the Different Kinds of Restorative Treatments?
There are several types of restorative procedures, including:
- Dental Fillings
The tooth-colored or metal fillings restore teeth that have been impaired by injury or tooth decay. They also reduce the risk of infection and also improve the bite.
- Dental Crowns
They are tooth-colored or metal restorations. It covers tooth structures damaged by root canals, dental decay, or fractures. They act as covers and restore the original size, shape, and function of a tooth.
- Dental Bridges
They help restore one or more teeth bridging the gap on both sides of the missing tooth. Dental bridges are less expensive than implants and the recovery time is also quicker.
They are fixed or removable sets of false teeth that replace multiple missing teeth. Dentures provide a solution for people suffering from progressive dental decay or gum disease.
- Dental Implants
A dental implant is utilized to substitute for a permanent tooth. The process involves surgically inserting these implants in the jawbone to fill up the missing tooth’s space, thereby re-establishing the aesthetics of a smile.
- Dental Bonding
They can fill cavities, repair cracked or chipped teeth and conceal the teeth’s discolored surfaces. These dental bonding also helps fill minor gaps between the teeth.
- Root Canal
Root canals are carried out to remove the infected tissue inside the tooth to save it. Done under anesthesia, it is a standard dental procedure that helps prevent the extraction of a tooth.
- Inlays and Onlays
They are tooth-colored or gold restorations that restore smaller damaged or missing parts of the tooth. Placing inlays and onlays is not as invasive as placing crowns.
If you are interested in learning more about our restorative dentistry treatments, call Sedro-Woolley Family Dental Center in Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 at (360) 855-0351 to schedule an appointment.