Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry deals with the restoration of multiple teeth in the oral cavity, using multiple approaches in order to completely restore aesthetics and function. This treatment involves procedures such as dental implants, crowns, root canal therapy, dentures, fillings, and dental bridges.
Dental Implants are currently the best, most reliable means of replacing missing teeth in the oral cavity. The primary reason for this is because they replace the crown as well as the root of the tooth, thus restoring function and aesthetics and preserving the underlying bone. Implants can replace a single missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They can also support complete dentures which provides superior stability and function compared with traditional dentures.
Dental crowns are fixed restorations that cover and protect teeth with compromised structure or appearance. The purpose is to restore the functionality of the tooth while protecting it from further damage.
Dental Bridges are used to replace a single missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth. Unlike Implants, these prostheses only replace the crown portion of the missing tooth, but effectively restore aesthetics and function.
Root Canal Therapy:
Root Canal Therapy is a dental treatment where the nerve and blood vessels are removed from the internal portion of the tooth. This is necessary when oral bacteria have invaded the chamber where the nerve is housed. The nerve tissue is removed and replace with a natural inert material. The tooth is no longer a living tooth but can still function because the attachments are intact.
Complete and partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth in the oral cavity. They are an economical way to replace many teeth with one appliance but do have the disadvantage of needing to be removed on a nightly basis.
Comprehensive Restorative Treatment can address multiple issues associated with the teeth. If you have been experiencing problems related to chewing, speech, or simply the appearance of your smile, give us a call today and we’ll create a treatment plan that suits your needs perfectly!