WHAT ARE MY RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY OPTIONS?
Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that focuses on repairing or restoring damaged oral components. This can involve dental fillings, dental bridges, and more. If you have a chipped, cracked, or missing tooth, we’re here to help you restore your smile. Contact our dentist in Stuart FL today.
If a tooth has extensive decay and cannot be repaired with fillings, it may be time for dental crowns (or caps as they are sometimes referred). These restorative procedures entail creating a “cap” that covers the entire tooth down to the gumline to protect it from further harm.
Bridges, like crowns, are used to cover a region where a tooth has been extracted. It entails fusing several crowns together and bonding them to the adjacent healthy teeth on each side of the gap in order to “bridge” the space with a porcelain replacement.
Bonding is commonly used for repairing chipped or damaged teeth. We bond composite materials to the remaining tooth to replace the missing piece of enamel.
Fillings are the most prevalent type of restorative dentistry that we see. These are used to restore and stabilize a tooth that has been weakened by cavities and decay.