What is Restorative Dentistry

RestorativeDentistry

Teeth can suffer different types of oral diseases from decay to discoloration, from chips and cracks to missing teeth. Eagle Rock Dental Care provides restorative dentistry to help with diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Fillings, crowns, implants and bridges are some of the tools used for treating teeth affected by oral development problems and trauma to the mouth.

 

VISIT YOUR DENTIST

Restorative dentistry in Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Arco begins with a visit to your dentist at Eagle Rock Dental Care. They can help you diagnose any problems that restorative dentistry can fix. Some of the procedures needed may be performed by your dentist during one visit. However, other problems are more complex and may require multiple visits and even dental specialists. Your gentle and friendly dentist will help guide you in the correct direction.

 

FILLINGS

Fillings (dental amalgam or composite resin) can be used to fix chipped, cracked and partially broken teeth. These are usually used on teeth in the back of the mouth. Your dentist will be able to discuss the different types of materials that can be used and give you advice about which would work best in your circumstance.

 

VENEERS

Chipped, cracked and uneven teeth in the front of the mouth may not give you your desired appearance. For this Veneers are often a good solution. Veneers are layers the same color as your other teeth that get cemented to your existing teeth. These can restore your mouth to a more natural appearance.

 

CROWNS and BRIDGES

Crowns and bridges are both used to add to the health of your teeth and mouth, as well as your general health. Crowns achieve this by covering a damaged tooth with gold, porcelain or ceramic. However, bridges replace missing or damaged teeth with a prosthetic, which are attached to the surrounding, natural teeth.

 

OTHER TECHNIQUES

  • Retainers can hold artificial teeth. These prosthetic devices can be removed whenever you like.
  • An implant is an artificial tooth that is drilled into the jaw bone with a titanium screw.
  • Like the veneer an inlay can cover up damage to a tooth, but it usually covers smaller amounts of damage than a veneer does.
  • An onlay is a material that is cemented to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth.
  • Bonding is the reshaping or lengthening of the center teeth in the front of your mouth.

 

Of course, the best solution for most of the problems listed above is prevention. Remember to brush and floss regularly to control plaque, which can cause infections and tooth decay. Regular checkups at Eagle Rock Dental Care will allow your dentist to give you advice on caring for your mouth. If you and your dentist decide your need restorative dentistry in Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Arco you may be able to take care of it on your next visit, or you may need to see a specialist for multiple visits. Your friendly and gentle dentist at Eagle Rock Dental Care will make sure you are well taken care of.

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