Restorative dentistry refers to procedures that are carried out to fix oral health problems and restore the appearance and function of broken or damaged teeth. This specific type of dentistry uses a range of dental treatments to correct existing teeth problems while preventing further oral health issues from occurring in the future. 

What are the benefits of restorative dentistry in Millersville?

Whether you live in Severna Park or Millersville there is a range of benefits to restorative dentistry here at Dr. Brian Valle, P.A. Restorative Dentistry can help improve the appearance of your teeth if they are missing, broken, or infected. Restorative dentistry can also improve your oral health by minimizing the chances of you getting gum or teeth-related illnesses. Filling the space of a missing tooth can help your teeth retain position and keep your teeth aligned. Not addressing broken teeth and seeking the correct treatment can lead to gum infections. Restorative dentistry can improve your teeth’s appearance and also boost your self-esteem, helping you find your natural smile. 

What are restorative dentistry procedures?

Here are some of the most common restorative dental procedures:

Fillings

Dental fillings are a common procedure used to repair cavities and restore the structure of a tooth. Your dentist will scrape away the decay and apply the filling to the gap. The filling can be made of tooth-colored composite resin to give a natural appearance, or porcelain or gold. 

 

Crowns

Crowns are used to strengthen and protect a weakened or damaged tooth by restoring the structure. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the tooth and is securely cemented into place. Your dentist will prepare your tooth and may reduce the size of it to make room for the crown. They will take an impression of your tooth which will then be made in a dental lab. 

 

Bridges

This is a dental procedure that bridges a gap where there are missing teeth and can prevent them from moving out of place or leading to other oral health problems. A crown is placed on each end of the bridge with an artificial tooth in between. Your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, filing them down so that the crowns can be placed over them.

 

Root canals

When a tooth is decayed to the point where the root is infected, then a root canal will be required to help save the tooth. Your dentist will use special tools to extract the infected part of the root and clean the root canal before filling and sealing it. A crown will be used to cover the tooth to protect it.

 

Dental implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is used to replace broken or missing teeth. The dental implant is inserted into your jaw and as it heals, the jawbone grows around the implant securing it in place. An abutment is then attached to the dental implant, and a crown is then placed on the abutment to match the natural look of the rest of your teeth. 

If you live near Severna Park or Millersville, Maryland, and are looking for a restorative dentistry, get in touch with Dr. Brian Valle P.A. today to discuss your options.