Restorative Dentistry – Clute, TX
Revitalize Your Smile with Dental Fillings and Crowns
People generally go to the dentist for one of three reasons — for their regular dental checkups, to enhance the aesthetic appearance of their teeth (cosmetic dentistry), or to fix some problems with their teeth. Restorative dentistry largely deals with the latter of these scenarios.
As the name suggests, restorative dentistry is all about “restoring” the normal appearance and function of your teeth. Do you have cavities because of some disease? Do you have missing teeth either because of injury or tooth extraction? Do you have fractured or broken teeth? These are all situations in which you would seek restorative dentistry procedures.
At Woodshore Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of services for restorative dentistry in Clute to rectify all of these issues and more, so call us today and let us help restore your smile.
Why Choose Woodshore Family Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- Lifelike Dental Crowns and Fillings
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
- Most Dental Insurance PPOs Accepted
Dental crowns are covers or caps for your teeth. They can be used for aesthetic or restorative purposes. If you have broken, discolored, misaligned, or missing teeth, dental crowns can basically cover up the existing structure. Dental crowns can be made of various materials — porcelain, ceramic, gold, silver amalgam, etc. If your dental crown is made of porcelain or ceramic, it completely resembles and feels like an actual tooth. As such, even if you have dental crowns, no one will know it.
There are various steps involved in the dental crown procedure:
- Your dentist first examines your teeth and performs procedures necessary to build up their core so that you can receive dental crowns.
- Next, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth. This may be in the form of a mold or the exact shade of your teeth. This is done so that the prepared dental crown can resemble your actual smile.
- You have to wear temporary crowns for a period of two weeks while the permanent dental crowns are being prepared.
- You receive permanent dental crowns, which are attached to your teeth. The dentist also makes final adjustments and cements them in place.
Cavities are pretty common in most people. Over time, some of your teeth may start decaying for a number of reasons — accumulation of plaque and tartar which leads to bacterial decay, fractures, and various others. If you don’t treat the cavities, they continue growing until they infect the whole tooth, and you may have to go for advanced procedures like root canal treatment or even tooth extraction.
Tooth-colored fillings, as the name suggests, are fillings for your cavities that resemble actual teeth. Fillings can be made of various materials, including gold and silver amalgam. However, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin or porcelain. These materials are extremely durable, and they look just like real teeth so no one can tell the difference.
The following steps are involved in the tooth-colored fillings procedure:
- The dentist numbs your tooth with local anesthesia.
- Using an air abrasion instrument or drill, the dentist removes the decaying part of your teeth.
- The dentist cleans the cavity and removes all the debris.
- The tooth-colored filling is placed in layers and hardened with a special light.
- The dentist polishes and adds the finishing touches to the tooth-colored filling.
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