Treating Damaged Teeth
Tooth decay eats away at the tooth’s structure and leaves behind cavities. To repair the tooth, we use tooth-colored, composite resin fillings to cover the cavities and improve the tooth’s health and appearance. One of the many benefits of composite resin is that it comes in a variety of shades. Our dental team can match it to the natural shade of your teeth so that your filling blends in seamlessly.
Crowns are an extremely versatile restorative treatment. They are ceramic, tooth-shaped restorations that completely cover an existing tooth. They can be used to strengthen a weak tooth, protect a broken or cracked tooth, support a tooth after root canal therapy, and replace a missing tooth when attached to a dental implant.
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, we can treat it with root canal therapy. For this treatment, we’ll make a small entry point in the top of the crown and remove any damaged pulp (soft tissue) inside of the tooth’s canals. Then, we’ll disinfect the tooth and fill it in to prevent future infection. Root canals can preserve your natural tooth and alleviate tooth pain and discomfort.
Solutions for Tooth Loss
Bridges are a great tooth replacement option for patients missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row. Bridges have crowns on either side with false teeth attached in the middle. The crowns attach to existing teeth on either side of the gap or snap onto dental implants. Once in place, the replacement teeth will fill in where the missing teeth used to be and complete your smile.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a popular way to replace a partial or complete arch of teeth. They have natural, gum-colored bases with replacement teeth attached to the base. Depending on your preference and your oral health, we can either design traditional dentures that sit snugly along the gumline or implant-supported dentures that snap onto four to eight implants.
Implants are a permanent tooth replacement method that uses small, titanium posts. The posts are surgically placed into the jawbone using computer-guided technology. Implants fuse with the bone and provide a stable foundation for tooth restorations (crowns, bridges, or dentures) to connect with to complete your smile.
At Village Dental, we take a conservative approach to dentistry and strive to preserve your natural teeth if it’s possible. However, there are certain situations in which removing a tooth is the best option for your overall oral health. One of the most common tooth extractions we perform is wisdom teeth removal. They are commonly known to cause issues when they erupt between the ages of 15 and 25.
frequently asked questions
which treatments are considered restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to any procedure that’s designed to keep your mouth healthy and functional. This typically involves replacing missing teeth, as well as restoring damaged or decayed teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve as many of your natural teeth as possible and help you avoid severe oral health problems.
Our restorative treatments include:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Crowns
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dental Bridges
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Root Canal Therapy
- Tooth Extractions
why should i see a restorative dentist?
If you have missing teeth, it’s crucial to replace them as soon as possible. Without treatment, missing teeth can lead to a misaligned bite, oral infections, and more. Not to mention, your appearance will suffer from having gaps in your smile.
It’s also essential to restore damaged or decayed teeth while the natural structure can still be preserved. If you wait too long, the only option will be to remove these teeth and replace them with prosthetics, such as dental implants or dentures. Depending on your needs, Dr. Kaur will find the ideal solution to restore health and beauty to your smile.
will insurance cover my restorative treatment?
Many restorative dental treatments are covered by insurance, though the amount of coverage can vary depending on your plan and provider. Some restorative treatments can be classified as elective, meaning that you won’t get any coverage for them. However, you should be able to get at least a portion of your total cost covered in most cases.
If you have any questions about your insurance, our team will be happy to assist you.