What is “Restorative Dentistry?”
Restorative dentistry simply means restoring your teeth to a healthy appearance and function.
When Would I Need Restorative Dentistry in Greenfield, IN?
Many people will require some restorative dentistry in their lifetime. From simple tooth fillings to repair a cavity, to the replacement of multiple teeth, Cornerstone Dental Arts is ready to meet your needs.
Curious about more situations that can necessitate restorative dentistry? Here are some common issues:
Broken or cracked teeth
A broken, chipped, or cracked tooth isn’t just a cosmetic problem; the injured tooth is vulnerable to further damage. It is best to have a broken tooth evaluated as soon as possible before additional cracks form or bacteria take advantage of new hiding places in your tooth.
Losing teeth due to an accident can be a traumatic experience. Not only are you managing the pain of your injury, but you’re dealing with the additional stress of any cosmetic damage that has occurred.
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, we work with you to help you choose the best restorative dentistry options for your situation, bringing your teeth back to the function and appearance you’re proud of.
Have missing teeth made you reluctant to show your smile? We know how upsetting it can be to have visibly obvious dental health issues.
Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Your teeth work as a team, and when one (or more) is missing, the others need to pick up the slack. That can lead to additional wear and tear on your remaining teeth and your other teeth shifting their position in your mouth. Not only that, but you can experience bone loss in the area of the missing tooth.
For the sake of your overall dental health, get in touch so we can help you explore the right restorative dentistry options for you.
Depending on the severity of tooth decay, you may need anything from a filling to extraction. Tooth decay can spread, so it’s essential to address the issue promptly before more serious interventions are necessary.
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a common but serious infection that starts with the tissue of your gums but, left untreated, can spread to your bone and can even lead to tooth loss.
It is best to catch periodontal disease early when the infection is the easiest to treat.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
How your teeth look, feel, and function is essential to your physical and emotional health. Through various restorative techniques, we can give you back the use of your teeth — and your smile.
Teeth are about so much more than just being able to chew food. Teeth are one of the first things people see when they look at you, whether you’re smiling or even just talking. Your teeth are part of the first impression you make when people meet you, and we want you to feel good about what they’re saying.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures Offered at Cornerstone Dental Arts
Dental crowns are artificial teeth that we make from porcelain to match the exact color of neighboring teeth. Once placed, a dental crown will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, allowing you to feel confidant in your appearance.
A dental crown can save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction. Especially common with molars, a tooth crown can prevent a fragile tooth from continuing to degrade. A dental crown can also protect an already damaged tooth from falling apart.
Dental crowns require the same care as your other teeth; brushing and flossing. No special products or equipment are needed, making tooth crowns ideal for anyone who wants to avoid additional maintenance.
When you’re missing a tooth or need to have a tooth removed, it’s important to fill that space. A dental implant or tooth implant replaces both the root and the tooth that’s been lost, leaving you with a tooth that looks and feels natural.
Implant-supported dentures are a way to replace an entire row or arch of teeth. Like other implants, they will help preserve gum tissue and bone and will look and feel like your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that stays in place by attachment to the neighboring teeth, often with dental crowns. A bridge can be the right choice when dental implants aren’t a good fit for your needs, such as when there isn’t sufficient healthy jawbone for an implant.
Cavities are a fact of life; that’s why we make getting fillings in our office quick, easy, and painless.
The finished filling will be matched to the color of the neighboring teeth, to provide you with an attractive, durable repair. And because your health is important to us, we never use mercury in our fillings.