leawood restorative dentistry

When you need treatment for a cavity or damaged tooth, or if you have missing teeth, you need treatment. With restorative dentistry, our team can offer care that uses lifelike material and is personalized for your smile. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about restorative dentistry.

Dental Fillings

When you have an aching tooth due to a cavity, we can offer relief with a dental filling. Using restorative dentistry, we will numb your tooth and remove the decay. We then prepare and place a lifelike composite resin, shaded to blend with your smile. The last step is to cure the material as we sculpt the tooth and then polish it for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can prevent the decay from becoming an infection, and for results that look natural too.

Custom Crowns

When you have a more substantial restorative dental concern, we may offer care with a dental crown. The restoration is made to cover the tooth and correct an array of issues, from advanced decay and infection to dental damage or misshapen teeth. They can even aid in securing dental prosthetics, such as bridges or dental implants. Our team uses durable and lifelike materials, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and zirconia. These can handle daily bite forces and pressures, and be color matched to blend with your smile too.

Dental Bonding

We mentioned our fillings above, which uses a composite resin to treat tooth decay. But we can use the same material in a dental bonding procedure to address damaged teeth and mask cosmetic concerns. The placement process is the same, but we can mask teeth stains, fill gaps between the teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks. This can help you enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile in only one visit!

Dental Contouring

In the same visit as bonding, we could also contour the teeth to correct issues with the shape and appearance. With restorative dentistry, we can use contouring to gently sand and buff the outer structure to correct concerns like the appearance of a chipped tooth or an overly large or misshapen one. We can also correct sharp, jagged, or pointed tooth structures, and smooth away rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer surface.


What if you have lost between one and three teeth in a row? Our team could create a custom dental bridge to address the gap and restore your smile to full function, health, and beauty again. The prosthetic contains new teeth with crowns at each end, made from durable and lifelike materials like porcelain. The crowns are added to the abutment teeth, the ones on each side of the gap in your smile. This secures your new teeth firmly in place for 10 to 15 years on average, so you can enjoy your favorite foods and smile without hesitation again.

Dental Implants

While dental bridges are effective, we also have an option that looks and functions like natural teeth, so you can enjoy replacement teeth that have the potential to last decades to come, possibly a lifetime. Dental implants are inserted into the jaw, and are accepted by the body as natural roots, which restores the stability of your jaw. We then connect abutments to them that allow us to attach the crown, the part that completes the visible portion of your new tooth. With restorative dentistry, we can offer new teeth that function like regular ones, and offer you years of beautiful tooth replacement.

Dental Implant Dentures

We don’t just replace a single missing tooth with implant dentistry. Our approach to restorative dentistry also enables our team to insert multiple posts across then smile, so we can attach a custom-made denture to them. Your implant dentures are fixed in place and never slip or require removable for cleaning. They can last far longer than removable dentures, and also offer a lifelike appearance too.

If you have any questions about our approach to restorative dentistry, or if you have a damaged, aching, or missing tooth, then please reach out to our team today. We want to help you enjoy better oral health and restore function, and gain an appearance that makes you feel confident.

Do You Need to Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can offer better oral health and bite function for smiles of all ages, so don’t allow minor aches or injuries to become more severe infections that threaten smile stability, talk to our team today about possible treatment options. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about our custom and lifelike dental restorations and prosthetics.