Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on repairing or replacing damaged teeth. If you’ve decayed, infected, or broken teeth, you can opt for restorative options to resolve the dental problems.
Dr. Jaji Dhaliwal at 4th & Morris Dentistry provides restorative procedures like implants, fillings, etc., to restore teeth function and appearance. Keep reading to find out about restorative treatments offered at our facility.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Replacing damaged teeth can help prevent diseases in the future and maintain overall oral health. Some of the dental procedures offered at 4th & Morris to restore missing or decayed teeth to their full functionality are:
- Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are one of the most common methods to treat cavities and decay.
When bacteria enter the inner pulp of a tooth, it causes inflammation and infection. In such cases, dentists remove the damaged tooth pulp to stop further infection. Once the infection is cleared out, the hollow tooth is filled with composite material and sealed to prevent further infection. Generally, composite resin, silver amalgam, metals, or porcelain are used to fill cavities or decayed teeth.
- Dental Implants
Sometimes due to trauma, age, or decay, teeth need to be replaced. The dental implant procedure is a long-lasting and effective solution for damaged or missing teeth. Implants are metal posts used to replace tooth roots in missing teeth. When the titanium roots are embedded in the jaw bone, they permanently fuse, creating a solid bond. Then the artificial crown or bridge is attached to tooth roots to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are a durable and stable alternative to other teeth replacement procedures.
- Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to treat broken or chipped teeth. A dental crown is an artificial tooth-shaped cap placed on top of damaged teeth to protect their structure. They’re generally custom-made to match individual teeth’ size and shape. The top part of the teeth is trimmed for a dental crown procedure, and the cap is cemented on it. They function the same as natural teeth.
- Tooth Extraction
Sometimes extracting a damaged tooth is the best way to prevent further oral health issues. Tooth extractions are performed to avoid excessive infections, decay, overcrowding, etc. Also, patients undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy and organ transplants may need tooth extractions. Tooth extractions can be simple or surgical, depending on the situation. In surgical cases, dentists cut into the gum tissue to extract the tooth.
- Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the most common procedure to restore a tooth’s health with an infected root. During the treatment process, the infected and inflamed tooth pulp is entirely removed by making an incision in the teeth. Then, the root cavity is cleaned, disinfected, and filled with composite materials to seal off the teeth. Root canal treatment restores the teeth’ complete function and prevents the chances of spreading the infection.
Call (425) 226-6227 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jaji Dhaliwal at 4th & Morris Dentistry to know more about restorative dentistry.