Restorative dentistry can be used to treat a range of conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and mouth. At Homan Family Dentistry, we perform restorative dentistry procedures to treat common issues like cavities, gum disease, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth loss, and more.
Restorative dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on restoring the health and function of your smile. Our dentist will help you decide which restorative dental treatments are best for you after assessing the condition of your mouth. For example, if your teeth have been damaged by tooth decay, our dentist may recommend fillings, inlays, onlays, or a dental crown to restore their strength and appearance. The goal of restorative dentistry is to help you regain a healthy and functional smile once again.
Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options
Dental implants are titanium posts that replace tooth roots and provide a permanent foundation for restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. A dental implant procedure involves placing a screw-like post in the jaw followed by a healing period during which the jawbone fuses with the implant.
Dental crowns are custom caps that fit over damaged teeth to cover and protect them from further damage. Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including metal alloys, gold, porcelain fused to metal, all-ceramic, and all-porcelain. Patients can choose options that match the color of their other natural teeth for a seamless restoration.
Dentures are removable prosthetics designed to replace an entire arch of teeth on the top or bottom jaw. Partial dentures are also available for patients who have lost some but not all of the teeth in an arch. Complete dentures are held in place by natural suction or adhesive paste applied to the gums.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
You may be a good candidate for restorative dental care if you have damaged teeth. These treatments can help restore the form and function of your teeth so you can smile confidently again.
If your teeth are cracked or chipped, this can lead to tooth decay and loss over time. In addition, you may have pain and sensitivity from exposed nerves. Restoring the lost tooth structure can help you avoid this problem.
If you have a cavity, you may need a filling to prevent further decay. Fillings also help restore your bite and prevent further damage to your tooth’s enamel. They can also help make it easier to chew and speak properly. Sometimes, you may need a crown instead of a filling to help strengthen the tooth and restore its function.
For more information about restoring your beautiful smile with restorative dentistry, visit Homan Family Dentistry at 11840 NICHOLAS ST., STE. 210, Omaha, NE 68154, or call (402) 498-0400. We can discuss your options and help you decide which treatments best suit your needs.