Restorative dentistry is concerned with restoring and replacing damaged or missing teeth. With the proper restorative treatments, you can restore your smile, your bite, and your oral health in McKinney. Dr. Dennis Lee offers a full range of restorative care at Experience Dental. Contact us now to explore your options in further detail.
The average American has three dental fillings, and about 25% of adults have more than 11 fillings!
To begin the process, Dr. Lee will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine the extent and the cause of your oral health issues, such as tooth loss, decay, and damaged teeth.
After your consultation, Dr. Lee will discuss all of your options for restoring your smile. Dr. Lee and our team will work to develop the right treatment plan based on your oral health, your preferences, and your budget.
Dental fillings are the best way to treat cavities and prevent them from getting worse. We exclusively use tooth-colored composite dental fillings at Experience Dental. Tooth-colored fillings are durable and long-lasting, and they look and feel just like a natural part of your tooth.
Dental crowns are used to treat large cavities, infected teeth, and damaged teeth. These tooth-shaped dental prosthetics are made of porcelain, and are designed to cover up the entire tooth all the way to the gum line. Crowns are very durable and long-lasting. They require minimal special care, and can easily last 10-20 years or longer.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of two dental crowns, which must be attached to two healthy “abutment teeth,” which are located on either side of the gap in your smile.
Then, between these two crowns, the bridge suspends one or more false teeth. These teeth rest in the gap in your smile, “bridging” it and replacing the missing teeth. Bridges are a great option for replacing missing teeth, especially if you are missing 2-3 teeth in a row.
Root canal therapy is used to treat infected teeth. In this procedure, the tooth is cleaned and a hole is made in the tooth, then decayed pulp is removed from inside the tooth. Then, the tooth is sanitized to remove the infectious bacteria. Finally, the tooth is filled up and protected with a filling or a crown.
Partial dentures are made of plastic and metal materials that support one or more false teeth. They clip onto your existing healthy teeth, which hold them in place tightly. They are a good option if you have lost one or more teeth, but are not interested in dental bridges or dental implants.
Full dentures are only recommended for people who have already lost most or all of their teeth. This is because any remaining healthy teeth must be pulled before you can be fitted for dentures. Full dentures consist of a plastic base that supports a full row of teeth. You can get full dentures to replace your upper, lower, or both arches of teeth.
Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body; even harder than the femur bone!
Restorative dentistry is used to restore damaged and missing teeth. Tooth damage or loss often occurs due to issues like untreated cavities, severe decay, and gum disease. But issues can also happen due to oral trauma or injury, like a slip and fall or an accident.
Restorative dental treatment helps you avoid future complications and more costly treatment options. Leaving a damaged or missing tooth untreated will often result in more serious dental issues in the future. You can save time and money by getting care right away.
You’ll also get relief from pain and discomfort, and regain your natural functionality. Imagine being able to enjoy your favorite foods once again because you’re able to bite and chew normally.
Finally, restorative dental treatment also restores your appearance. Missing or damaged teeth can look unnatural and unsightly. Restorative care allows you to regain your smile and your confidence.
Any dental health issue that is causing serious pain, oral discomfort, or bleeding is an emergency and likely requires emergency restorative treatment. This includes things like damaged or broken teeth, severe and prolonged toothaches, and pulled-out or lost dental work. When in doubt, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so contact your dentist to get emergency treatment right away.
It often is, but the extent of your coverage will vary depending on your insurer. For example, your dental insurance plan may cover dental crowns and bridges, but may not offer coverage for dental implants. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to get a thorough understanding of your coverage and any limitations.
About 25% of American adults have no teeth. Restorative care prevents this tooth loss.