Restorative dentistry involves the treatment and management of issues that cause tooth decay, tooth loss, and other types of damage. Restorative dentistry can include a number of treatments or procedures, including:
When your teeth are missing, a dental implant is used to restore full function to the area. Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium, which is anchored to your jaw bone. This anchor replaces the tooth’s natural root, and holds a prosthetic tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are strong, secure, and last a long time.
Dental crowns are often used when there are problems with individual teeth. Crowns can help with issues such as cracks, breaks, severe discoloration, and worn teeth. A dental crown is made from a mold of your natural tooth and shaped out of dental material like porcelain, or a porcelain blend.
Crowns are attached with dental cement and area long-term tooth protection that can last for decades.
If you are missing a group of teeth, it would be easier on your mouth to get a bridge rather than several dental implants. The prosthetic teeth in the bridge are bonded to your natural teeth to fill in the gaps. Once in place, they look and feel like natural teeth.
There are several types of fillings you can choose from. Your options include amalgam fillings, and composite resin fillings that replicate your tooth’s natural color. Dr. Liao can explain the benefits of both fillings to you so you can make an informed decision.
If your tooth’s interior (the pulp) is infected or otherwise damaged, you may need a root canal to preserve your tooth. Dr. Liao removes the damaged material and replaces it with a sterile material called “gutta percha.” The tooth is then sealed with adhesive cement and covered with a custom crown for protection.
This allows for restoration of your natural tooth so you can avoid having it pulled in the future.
We care greatly about your dental health at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake. We accept many insurance plans to help patients achieve the care that they need. If you have any questions about how we can help you afford your dental care, please call our office to learn more. Thank you in advance from the staff at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake.
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