If you have suffered an injury which resulted in damage to or loss of teeth, or if you have experienced severe dental decay problems, restorative dentistry may be the answer to your concerns. The practice of restorative dentistry involves repairing damage to teeth which have been compromised by tooth decay, accident, or other means.
There are several types of restorative dentistry procedures which can repair or replace damaged teeth. Crowns and bridges are two of the most common procedures used to repair damaged teeth. A crown covers a broken or decayed tooth, protecting it from further damage and giving your smile a more beautiful appearance. Bridges replace a gap in the tooth line which is caused by missing teeth, and are anchored to existing teeth to ensure stability.
Some restorative dentistry needs can be filled with less invasive methods. Sometimes chipped or damaged teeth can be repaired simply with dental bonding. Bonding requires much less preparatory work than crowns or other techniques, and often gives very beautiful results, as the bonding agent can be tinted to match the exact shade of your existing tooth enamel.
Other types of restorative dentistry may include techniques such as dental veneers. Although veneers are considered cosmetic in nature, they can often be used to solve minor issues with cracked or damaged teeth, and are usually less invasive than crowns or caps. A wide range of restorative techniques is available to solve dental issues, and with the help of a professional restorative dentist, you can find the one which works best for you.
If you have problems which may require the use of restorative dentistry techniques, be prepared for several office visits to Dr. Ghasri, our dentist in West Hollywood. You may need to visit once to have your teeth examined and measurements taken, and arrange another visit to have preparatory work done. A third visit may be required to place your new crown or other dental appliance.
Our West Hollywood dentist is ready to talk to you about your need for restorative dentistry and which techniques will best meet your particular dental requirements.