leawood restorative dentistry

When you have issues like tooth decay, infection, or even injured or missing teeth, then you need restorative dentistry to obtain a full and beautiful smile again. Our team offers treatment that not only repairs the tooth, but offers a lifelike appearance too. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about our approach to restorative dentistry.

Dental Fillings

When you have a toothache, this could mean the presence of a cavity. Schedule a visit with our team so we can help with restorative dentistry. If we find a cavity, we can offer treatment in one visit with a dental filling. Instead of creating them from metal, we will use a metal-free composite resin, which is biocompatible and bonds with the tooth, while also offering a lifelike appearance. These are safe for kids of all ages and everyone else too. Placement is simple, we will numb the tooth and remove decay. We then prepare and place the filling material and cure it in the same visit, so after one session you have a treated tooth and relief from toothaches.

Custom Crowns and Bridges

If you have a cavity too severe for a filling, or a damaged tooth, we can offer treatment with a crown. With restorative dentistry, we can craft a custom crown from materials like ceramic, which can be color matched to blend with your smile, and also handle daily bite forces with ease. The crown covers the tooth to repair damage, treat cavities or infection, or improve bite balance or chewing function. They can also aid in tooth replacement! If you have one to three missing teeth in a row, then we could help with a bridge. The bridge contains new teeth with crowns on one of both ends. We remove structure from the abutment teeth, the natural ones on each side of the gap, and place the crowns onto them. This secures your bridge in place for 10 to 15 years on average!

Bonding and Contouring

Restorative dentistry can also allow us to repair minor issues and even improve the beauty of your smile in one visit. With dental bonding, we use the same composite resin as our fillings to repair minor damage, mask teeth stains, and address other cosmetic complaints in one visit. With contouring, we can sand and buff the outer structure to address minor cosmetic issues and improve the appearance of your smile in one session. We can even conduct both bonding and contouring in the same visit!

Dental Implants

If you have tooth loss, we can offer a replacement option that not only looks natural and fills the gap, but also prevents the breakdown of the jaw structure that follows this tooth loss. This is because the implant portion, which we insert into the jawbone, acts as a new root, so your body continues to send key nutrients to the jaw following tooth loss. This means the post can stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime! We then add an abutment and crown to complete an individual one, or we may attach a custom bridge or denture if you are receiving several dental implant posts. They will look, function, and act like natural teeth, so you can smile with confidence!

Implant-Supported Dentures

As we touched on above, we can use dental implants to support a set of dentures, so you have a prosthetic that never skips when you eat or speak, and lasts far longer than removable options, which tend to require replacement every five to ten years on average. We will extract the last few teeth and then gather detailed images and measurements of the smile from multiple angles. Using this information, we plan the placement of the implants to ensure proper position, angle, and depth, so they can support your dentures and stay in place for years to come. We will connect the dentures at a future date, when the placement area heals. For some however, we may be able to attach them in the same visit.

If you have any questions about how we use restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile, sometimes in as little as one to two visits, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need to Schedule a Restorative Appointment?

Our team is here to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile, with lifelike results. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about our approach to restorative dentistry!