While many hope their teeth will last a lifetime, trauma, wear-and-tear, and other factors can diminish your tooth health. At Summerhills Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada, restorative dentist Cynthia Allen, DDS, and the highly skilled team can improve the shape, size, and function of your teeth with dental crowns, implants, and other restorative treatments. Dr. Allen and the team specialize in restorative dentistry and perform the most effective treatments to preserve your tooth health. Call Summerhills Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth and replaces missing teeth. Unlike cosmetic dentistry, which focuses on the appearance of your teeth, restorative treatments improve their function. Restorative dentistry allows you to chew properly and speak clearly without discomfort or embarrassment. Many restorative treatments can also enhance the appearance of your teeth.
The dentists at Summerhills Dental recommend restorative treatments to repair your tooth function. Restorative dentistry may be right for you if you have:
After a comprehensive dental evaluation, your dentist can determine the appropriate treatment for your concern.
Summerhills Dental offers many types of restorative treatments, including:
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering. It fits over the visible part of your tooth to restore its shape, size, and color. Crowns also protect vulnerable teeth against further damage. A custom-made crown can treat a cracked, broken, or misshapen tooth. It may also attach to a bridge or dental implant if you have a missing tooth.
Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth. A traditional bridge includes two crowns with an artificial tooth in the center. The crowns fit over your surrounding teeth to secure your bridge in place.
Dental implants are thin titanium posts that your dentist surgically places inside your jawbone. These restorations act as replacement tooth roots. If you have missing teeth, dental implants hold your replacement teeth in place. Implants allow your dentures, crowns, or bridges to function just like your natural teeth.
A filling is a cavity treatment. Before placing a filling, your dentist removes the decayed portion of your tooth. They rebuild the size and shape of your tooth with filling materials, either metal or composite resin. During your appointment, your dentist can recommend the appropriate material for you.
Bonding is a simple procedure that uses composite resin, a tooth-colored material, to repair cracks, chips, and gaps in your teeth.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, call Summerhills Dental today or schedule an appointment online.