Improving the Look and Function of Your Teeth in Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Ensuring a healthy set of teeth and gums is the priority of restorative dentistry, and we work hard to repair and restore teeth to their natural function. Saving a tooth is always our priority at Yeates Family Dental, but sometimes it is necessary to remove and replace it to save the function of the rest of the teeth. Restoration involves several procedures and treatment options including fillings, braces, treatment of gum disease and more. During your consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough exam and get a detailed history from you to determine what procedures need to be done to restore the look and function of your teeth so that you can go about your daily life without worrying about your oral health.
Some of the main procedures and treatment options we performed related to restorative dentistry are described below. If you want to learn more about how our professional and highly-skilled team of dentists can restore your smile, contact us today.
One of the easiest ways to restore the function of a tooth is to repair any decay or damage that has occurred. Filings are performed on a regular basis at our dental clinic, and it’s a simple procedure that can prevent further damage from happening to your teeth. Filings act as a plug for tooth decay and stop it from spreading. Most filings can last a lifetime, so there’s no need to have them replaced or repaired. The integrity of the tooth is maintained.
Crowns are also part of cosmetic dentistry and are used in general dentistry as well. Crowns are used in restorative dentistry to ensure the integrity of a tooth is maintained. In cosmetic dentistry, they are meant to make teeth look better, but when it comes to restoration, it is important that the crown protect and preserve the teeth below so that no further damage can occur.
Bridges help to hold space in a client’s mouth and complete the look your teeth. When a tooth is missing from a person’s gums, it can be difficult for them to eat or speak, and it can even start to change the way their face looks as other teeth begin to move into the space that is open. Bridges can be used to restore the look of your natural smile, and they are a semi-permanent solution for “bridging the gap” between teeth.
Veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry as well as restorative dentistry to repair the look and function of teeth that have become cracked or chipped over time or as a result of accident or injury. With a full-sized set of teeth, clients are better able to eat and speak, and their mouth retains a more natural shape. Veneers are a great solution for closing gaps between teeth, improving the look of misshapen teeth, and making teeth larger.
To have healthy teeth, clients need to have healthy gums. Many people suffer from some form of gum disease and gingivitis and don’t realize it. Bleeding, swollen gums are a sign of infection, and we are pleased to be able to use some procedures to provide relief to the gums and restore their integrity. When gums become infected, there is increased risk of tooth infection and even tooth loss. It’s important to maintain good gum health to achieve good overall oral health.
While root canals are often deemed a dreadful experience, they are no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. And they are very necessary to ensure the integrity of a tooth or teeth to save them from having to be removed from a client’s mouth. Undergoing a root canal procedure allows clients to keep their natural teeth, which reduces the risk of infection, dry socket infections, bone loss and more.
Dental implants continue to grow in popularity as a treatment under restorative dentistry because it is the only permanent way to replace a tooth or a full set of teeth. Dental implants are designed to fit your mouth and can not only improve the look of your smile, but they are the only dental solution that will prevent further bone loss from occurring when a tooth is removed from the gums. They are used in all forms of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, but they are very effective in restoring the look, feel, and function of your teeth because they are permanent.
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If you want to restore the look of your smile, and improve the function of your teeth overall, reach out to our Sedro-Woolley dental clinic to book an appointment today. We can help you get the smile of your dreams in no time. We look forward to hearing from you.