leawood restorative dentistry

When you have cracked or chipped your tooth during an injury, or if you have a toothache due to cavities or infection, or even if you have missing teeth, you need restorative dentistry. With restorative dentistry, we can offer lifelike repair for your smile. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about our approach to dental restoration and how we can offer optimal results for our patients.

When You Need Restorative Dentistry

As we touched on above, these treatments are designed to help address concerns that could lead to painful symptoms and eventually, the loss of your tooth. Others can tackle tooth loss itself! When you have cracked, chipped, or knocked-out teeth, these are dental emergency situations that need immediate attention, so contact our team, even outside of normal business hours. If you have painful aches in your smile, this could indicate tooth decay or infection, and again care is needed to stop discomfort and preserve the tooth. If you lose one or more of your natural teeth, the gap could lead to issues with eating and speaking, and even limit your nutritional intake. But we can help by replacing the lost teeth with a dental prosthetic.

Dental Fillings

A dental filling is designed to handle tooth decay in only one visit. Our team will start by examining the smile to assess the cause and extent of the decay. We then decide if a filling is necessary and if so, we will numb the tooth to keep you comfortable as our team removes the decay and then cleans the outer structure. We may also etch the tooth as well. We then prepare and place composite resin, the filling material that is metal-free. The material can also be shaded to blend with the tooth and offer a lifelike appearance. We apply this and as it cures under a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brighter appearance!

Custom Crowns

What if your injury or decay is too severe for a filling? Then our team can craft custom crowns, which fit over the tooth and offer a lifelike solution to an array of oral health concerns. Placement involves removing structure to make room for the restoration and then taking detailed digital images and measurements of the prepared tooth. We then craft a crown that is placed onto the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. When in place, the restoration can address severe decay, complete a root canal to stop infection, and even address cracked or chipped teeth. Placement can also improve overall bite balance and chewing function, and even aid in addressing misshapen teeth too.

Dental Bridges

When you have one to three missing teeth in a row, we can create a bridge from lifelike and durable ceramic. The prosthetic contains new teeth with crowns on each side. We connect the crowns to the teeth on each side of the gap in your smile, known as abutment teeth. The prosthetic is then firmly in place for 10 to 15 years on average, so you have a full smile with results that blend well.

Bonding and Contouring

With bonding, we can mask cosmetic imperfections and mask minor damage with the same material used in our dental fillings, and essentially the same placement process. With contouring, we address cosmetic concerns by sanding and buffing the outer structure. Both procedures can be done in the same visit, and only take one sitting to complete.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can address tooth loss, acting as new roots once inserted into the jaw. These provide new teeth that can last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime with proper care and attention! We can handle a single missing tooth, or take on multiple missing teeth as needed.


When you lose the majority of your smile, then we could offer care with dentures. These can be removable or implant supported, and provide a new smile that looks natural and restores your ability to eat your favorite foods and speak with confidence. If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, or if you want to schedule a visit to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need Restorative Dentistry?

We want to protect the health of your smile and prevent complications with restorative dentistry. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about how our team can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.