What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to treatments offered at Moore Family Dentistry that address repair of teeth and gums due to damage, decay, or infection. We use restorative dentistry to resolve a wide variety of problems including cracked or chipped teeth, missing teeth, or teeth that are severely decayed.
The procedures that are most commonly used in restorative dentistry are dental crowns and bridges, tooth-colored dental fillings, and dental implants. Each may be used alone, or they may be combined for more complex reconstruction.
- Dental crowns are protective shells that are custom-made to fit over your existing tooth to protect and strengthen it. Crowns may be used to fix teeth that are cracked, broken or have very large fillings.
- Dental bridges are used to fill in the space left by a missing tooth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth held in place by two crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
- Tooth-colored fillings made of composite material are very versatile because they can be shaded to match your teeth exactly. They can be used to replace old metal fillings or discreetly repair and fill damaged or decayed teeth.
- Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Once they are placed, they look just like your natural teeth. Dental implants may be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
If your teeth are in need of repair and you’re not sure what the most appropriate solution is, please contact our Pelham dental office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation and discuss the options available to restore your teeth to their natural beauty and function.