Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a dental specialty that focuses on restoring and repairing teeth. Restorative dentists are dental professionals who receive special training to perform procedures that restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn down, or affected by tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dental procedures focus on restoring the tooth’s shape and function, thereby restoring oral functionality. In case of tooth loss, replacing the tooth is highly recommended because the jawbone may start to deteriorate and affect your appearance and your overall oral health. 

When you decide to replace a missing tooth with a restoration, this prevents the jawbone from shrinking and helps maintain your appearance by filling in gaps and giving you a full, beautiful smile.

Restorative Dental Treatments

Crown

A crown is a commonly used dental restoration that completely covers a damaged tooth. It is custom-made to fit the teeth and made from porcelain or ceramic. It is used after a root canal or when the tooth has been seriously damaged. The crown is attached to the tooth with dental cement.

Filling

A filling is a dental restoration used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed part of the tooth is removed and then restored using filling material.

There are many different filling materials available, each with advantages and disadvantages. You can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth with the dentist. 

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or several missing teeth in a row. It uses the teeth on either side of the gap as anchors for the artificial teeth. The most common type of bridge is a fixed bridge, which is secured in place by dental crowns placed on the anchoring teeth.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth replacement that replicates the look of a natural tooth. The implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once the implant site has healed, an abutment is attached to the implant and the tooth can be restored.

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a common dental treatment used to save and repair a tooth that is infected by removing the pulp and nerve. The remaining tooth structure is cleaned and sealed with a dental filling or crown.

J. Russell Danner, DDS, in Oklahoma City, OK, is equipped with the best dental team and modern technologies that enable us to deliver excellent care to our patients. Call us at 405-749-1676 to schedule an appointment today.