At Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg, we perform restorative dentistry treatments to, as the name implies, restore damaged or missing teeth to improve their functionality, aesthetics, and oral health. These teeth may have been affected by decay, trauma, wear, or other factors that could compromise their structure and function.
Types of Restorative Dentistry
Also known as dental caps, crowns are customized restorations that cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. They provide protection, strength, and aesthetics to teeth that are severely decayed, weakened, cracked, or misshapen.
A root canal is a restorative dental treatment that repairs a tooth with a dental pulp that is infected due to decay, cracks, or trauma. Without treatment, an infected tooth will eventually need to be removed.
During the procedure, the pulp and nerve are removed from inside the tooth to prevent further infection. Then, the tooth is cleaned and sealed with a crown for protection.
Used to repair teeth damaged by cavities or decay, dental fillings involve removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the cavity with a suitable dental material, such as composite resin, amalgam, or porcelain.
Dental implants are a permanent and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants consist of titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. They provide a sturdy foundation for attaching dental crowns, bridges, or dentures, offering a natural-looking and functional replacement for missing teeth.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments can improve the appearance of damaged or missing teeth, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the smile. Dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and veneers are designed to look natural and blend seamlessly with the remaining teeth, restoring a confident smile and boosting self-esteem.
Preserved Jawbone Structure
Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw over time. Dental implants, which replace the tooth root, help stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone resorption. This helps maintain the integrity of the jawbone structure, preventing the sagging or sunken appearance that can occur with tooth loss.
Missing teeth or dental issues can affect speech and pronunciation. Restorative dentistry treatments, particularly dental prosthetics like dentures or dental bridges, can improve speech clarity, allowing individuals to communicate more effectively.
Improved Oral Health
Restorative dentistry addresses specific dental issues and contributes to overall oral health. Treating cavities with fillings, for example, prevents further decay and preserves the tooth structure. Restoring missing teeth can also help maintain proper alignment and spacing of the remaining teeth, preventing issues such as shifting, overcrowding, and misalignment.
Restorative dentistry aims to restore oral health, functionality, and aesthetics while considering the patient's well-being. For additional information, visit Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg at 44 S Center St, Suite B, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 656-3008.