When discussing restorative treatments you can receive from your local Denton, Texas dentist, it can be confusing for some people. First, the term “restorative dentistry” is an extensive topic that can refer to a vast range of dental treatments that are restorative in nature and which will restore your oral health. Because restorative dentistry can be (and often is) an umbrella term encompassing a wide range of treatments, it can confuse patients. Drs. Khourschid Favero and Stephen Blake Favero at Favero Family Dental in Denton, Texas, would like to clarify some of this confusion and discuss what restorative dentistry is and how it can help improve your oral health.
No matter what words are being used to describe restorative dentistry, it is essential to understand how it focuses on replacing missing teeth in your smile and improving your overall oral health. In brief, restorative dentists perform work that will repair damaged teeth or gums and replace lost or severely damaged teeth requiring extraction.
Restorative dentistry may include the following:
Restorative dentists also repair or remove teeth that are cavity-ridden, treat issues resulting from injury or trauma, and provide treatment options to address a spectrum of oral health conditions that could lead to disease or decay.
At Favero Family Dental, we offer restorative services that have been designed to address the individual needs of each patient we see so that we can determine the correct dental solution for your dental health and also your financial health. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of restorative dental services possible and walking you through the process before any treatment.
Here are some benefits you could expect from restorative dentistry.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic worn to replace a missing tooth with an artificial pontic. They are called dental bridges because they literally bridge the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. They are held in place by affixing them to teeth on both sides of the gap. This also prevents those natural teeth from shifting in the future.
A denture is an oral appliance, partly a pink (gum) colored base with artificial teeth attached. The base is usually made from an acrylic material, and the teeth are made from resin or porcelain. They can be matched to any existing teeth (if present) or the color of the patient’s choice. Dentures can be partial to replace several teeth or full to replace all the teeth in the top, bottom, or both arches.