The specific type of dental treatment you receive depends on several factors, but most importantly, the specific concern you have with your oral health. For example, restorative dentistry is the art of restoring your smile by addressing problems with your tooth structure that could greatly impact your oral health, bite function, and more. Depending on your unique dental health needs and preferences, we can custom-design an appropriate restoration to fix any damage to your tooth and save your smile from experiencing even more serious complications.
Fixing damage to your tooth structure
Chipping or cracking a tooth is more serious than breaking a nail or cutting your finger. Unlike the other tissues in your body, your teeth don’t regrow their structures or repair any damage to them. This makes tooth damage one of the most important reasons for needing restorative dentistry. In cases of extensive tooth damage, for instance, we can design a custom dental crown that mimics the tooth’s healthy, natural structure, and can be bonded over the tooth to protect and restore it.
Treating tooth decay at any stage
Tooth damage is common, but tooth decay occurs even more frequently for patients of all ages. The infection in your tooth structure is the result of harmful oral bacteria burrowing into your tooth and eroding the structure, leaving a cavity in its wake. Treating tooth decay is a common aspect of restorative dental care, and in many cases, it can be accomplished with a conservative, tooth-colored filling. Even severe tooth decay can often be treated with root canal therapy and a custom dental crown, which involves removing the infection from within your tooth and bonding a crown over it for optimal protection.
Replacing teeth that are lost or extracted
Tooth loss isn’t as common as tooth decay or damage, but it’s a significant concern when it does occur. If you lose one or more teeth, then restoring your smile will require replacing them with a custom-designed, highly lifelike prosthesis. This may be a dental bridge, partial denture, or complete denture, depending on the extent of your tooth loss. Also, if you qualify, we may suggest supporting your bridge or denture on an appropriate number of dental implants.
Learn how we can restore your smile
With the right restorative dental treatment, we can successfully repair your smile and help you regain your excellent oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.