Restorative Dentistry

restorative dentistry springfield moThe term "Restorative Dentistry" refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of tooth and gum disease. Restorative dental care procedures address problems with teeth, gums, and their supporting structures.

Why do it?

Many now believe that poor dental health relates to all sorts of health conditions. Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, clogging and hardening of the arteries, erectile dysfunction, respiratory problems, and more. Restoring tooth decay and treating gum disease may help prevent further damage to other parts of your body.

Also, Which restorative procedures are right for you depends on your health and your budget. Dentists prefer to preserve and restore your natural teeth whenever possible. In many cases, partial or full dentures are the best option for restoring the dental health of an individual. Keep in mind that insurance often doesn't restorative dental procedures. In some cases, your medical insurance may cover some corrective procedures if they are required to address other medical related conditions.

Furthermore, your dentist can help you determine the best approach for your particular oral health needs.

Who does it?

General dentists offer many of these procedures in office as they don't require specialized education or certification to perform. In some situations, dentists may refer patients to specialists for certain restorative dental procedures, depending on the particular situation.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants can provide a more natural look and feel when replacing a tooth.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings fill cavities to both front and back teeth and are nearly invisible. 

Crowns

Crowns cover the entire portion of chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth.

Bridges

Bridges, unlike crowns, replace one or more natural teeth using prosthetic. 

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures are removable prosthetics consisting of artificial teeth built into a retainer to the surrounding natural teeth. 

Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures, sometimes referred to as "false teeth," fully replace one's natural teeth and can be removed for cleaning. 

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy treats damaged or decayed nerves in a tooth, preparing it for further restoration. 

Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions are often done on teeth that are too damaged for repair.