At Roy Dental, we perform restorative dentistry treatments to restore the health of a person’s teeth and gums. These treatments include treatments such as fillings, root canals, and dental implants. Any of thesecan repair tooth damage from tooth decay, cavities, or other oral health issues and help patients get a healthy smile.
You would need restorative dental treatments if one or more of your teeth are damaged, broken, or decayed due to the natural aging process, poor oral care practices, a lack of regular preventative care checkups, or accidental trauma. Through restorative dentistry services, our dentist can improve your general health and well-being by restoring your ability to chew and eat properly. By extension, these services can also enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Fillings are used to treat cavities, tooth decay, and minor tooth damage. Tooth-colored fillings have replaced the metal amalgam fillings used in the past. Because of today’s advanced resin materials, modern fillings are now natural-looking restorations that blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are used to rebuild damaged teeth while bridges replace missing teeth. A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth that is damaged or weak. Bridges, on the other hand, are a set of crown-supported artificial teeth that “bridge” gaps left by missing teeth. Both of these treatments are designed to restore your smile’s strength.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a severe case of decay or infection, we may need to remove the infected nerve through root canal therapy. This treatment cleans out the root canal and fillsthe cleaned space with a rubber-like substance known as gutta-percha. This helps to treat the infection, prevent it from occurring again, and keep it from spreading.
Teeth that are missing entirely can be replaced with dental implants. Implants are posts surgically implanted into the jaw to support natural-looking restorations such as a crown, implant-supported bridges, or dentures.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
The mouth can be damaged by tooth decay, wear and tear, and habits like chewing on complex objects or grinding teeth at night. Our restorative treatments can help repair and restore these areas of the smile. Our dentist can also help you improve dental hygiene habits to maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Restorative dental treatments can repair or help replace damaged tooth structures, prevent damage from worsening, relieve pain from delicate areas, or improve the appearance of the affected teeth. For example, dental crowns are helpful in protecting and strengthening a tooth weakened by decay or large fillings. A dental crown fits over the entire tooth surface above the gum line to enhance and save it.
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, visit Roy Dental at 2950 Whipple Ave #9, Redwood City 94062, or call (650) 368-6333. Our dentist can help you decide which treatment is proper for you based on your needs, budget, and preferences.