Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that corrects and restores dental damage. This damage can come from tooth decay, teeth grinding, and trauma. Restorative dentistry can include fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Fortunately, the restorative dentistry treatments available at our dental office can successfully address many dental issues.
Types of Restorative Dental Treatments
Bonding is a non-invasive dental treatment that strengthens and repairs teeth. It’s often recommended as an alternative to dental fillings and veneers. The treatment involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to the teeth. The material is cured (hardened) using a curing light. It’s then shaped and polished to improve its appearance.
Bonding can be used to fill small cavities. It can also be used to repair chipped or fractured teeth, as well as teeth that are discolored. It can also be used as part of a smile makeover.
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge is made up of one or more replacement teeth, which are called pontics. These pontics are anchored to one or more surrounding teeth, called abutments, using crowns.
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations used. Crowns can be used to restore a damaged tooth or to protect a tooth that has had a root canal. A dental crown restores the full function and appearance of a tooth.
A crown fully encases a tooth. This restoration covers any misshapen or damaged tooth to restore full form and function. If a tooth is badly decayed or damaged, a dental filling may no longer be able to restore the strength and function of the tooth.
Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement treatment available. Many patients experience improved quality of life after replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts that act as tooth root replacements. The posts integrate with your jawbone, providing a stable base for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants also prevent jawbone recession, which occurs when teeth are missing and jawbone tissue atrophies.
In addition to our general dental services, we also offer orthodontic services like Invisalign. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or misaligned, Invisalign can help straighten your teeth and improve your oral health.
If you wish to learn more about ways to restore your smile, call us at (317) 552-2101 and schedule an appointment to visit our dental practice in Indianapolis, IN. We will be happy to help you further.