Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases. Ultimately, a dental restoration is designed to save your natural tooth. Visiting your dentist two times per year will increase your chance of saving a tooth that needs rejuvenation. The keen eye of your dentist and hygienist, along with digital x-rays aid in finding dental issues early on.
Often, your dentist can usually repair a tooth damaged by gum disease resulting in tooth decay, broken, cracked, or chipped. However, if your dentist cannot save your tooth, there are excellent tooth replacement options. Almost anyone can have their oral cavity restored with a removable or permanent restoration.
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist two times per year. However, if your dentist discovers gum disease, you may need to visit the dentist three to four times per year. Additional visits to the dentist for periodontal therapy coupled with a dental restoration could boost your smile.
A dental implant is the best replacement for a missing tooth. In fact, dental implants are the closest tooth replacement option to your natural tooth. The titanium implant is embedded in your jawbone to mimic the root of a natural tooth. The titanium post stimulates your jawbone the same as your neighboring teeth.
After you have healed from the placement of the implant, the abutment and crown will complete the replacement for your missing tooth. If needed, Dr. Castro may perform a bone graft to support your implant. Also, implants are used to support other restorations, such as implant-supported dentures and bridges.
A dental filling is the most popular dental restoration known by most people. Generally, a filling is used to restore a small cavity or crack in your tooth. We use composite fillings that are tooth-colored and blend with your natural teeth. White tooth fillings are more versatile and effective than amalgam metal restorations. Larger cavities and cracks may requires a different type of restoration, such as an onlay, inlay or crown.
A dental crown or cap covers the tooth to restore its shape, size, and appearance. At the same time, the strength of your tooth improves your chewing ability. Crowns are also used to attach to the dental implants and root canals.
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