Restorative dentistry uses special tools and oral prosthetics to diagnose and treat damage or decay caused by oral trauma or disease. By rehabilitating your teeth and gums, it’s possible to reduce the risk of complications and improve your oral health.
At Dentistry of Kingwood, the team offers a variety of restorative dental services, including:
Dental implants are small, screw-like posts inserted into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Following placement, the implants integrate with your natural bone, providing a base for restorations like a crown, a bridge, or implant-retained dentures.
A crown restores a severely decaying or damaged tooth. It’s a synthetic covering that strengthens your enamel, making it easier to bite, chew, and speak. Crowns mimic the color and appearance of your tooth enamel and last 10-12* years on average.
If you lose a single tooth due to a car accident or an extraction, your Dentistry of Kingwood provider might recommend a bridge. A bridge fills a gap in your smile and prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting position.
Fillings are one of the most common dental restorations. They use composite resin or another durable material to repair damage to your enamel caused by decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in four Americans has 11 or more dental fillings.
Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace some (or all) of your permanent teeth. At Dentistry of Kingwood, the team offers several types of dentures, including partial, complete, and implant-retained dentures.
Only a qualified dentist, like those at Dentistry of Kingwood, can determine if you can benefit from restorative dentistry. After an oral exam, a discussion of your goals for treatment, and a review of your dental health history, your provider can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
Dental restorations last an average of 10* years, but it’s possible to extend their use with proper care. The team at Dentistry of Kingwood recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing before you go to bed, and visiting the office two times a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To explore the benefits of restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Dentistry of Kingwood by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.