Cosmetic dentistry is just one field of dental work that improves the appearance of a patient’s smile. However, in terms of repairing the functionality of a smile, this is when restorative dentistry steps in. Restorative dentistry can repair broken or damaged teeth, replace lost teeth, improve bone or gum density, and more. You may be asking yourself, why is restorative dentistry so important? Let’s take a look at how restorative dentistry has changed lives and smiles for the better.
Why Choose Restorative Dentistry?
Accidents happen: you trip and fall, bite wrong into an apple, or get hit in the face while playing sports. You also may not have the best oral care regimen at home, which can result in oral diseases like decay or periodontitis. Regardless of what physical damage has been done to your teeth, we have the treatments you need to repair or shield the damage, restoring your smile to proper functionality.
Restorative Treatments with Dr. Zalavadia
A restorative dentistry plan can be comprised of many different treatments, but these are just a few common ones that you’ll find at Advance Dental Center of Vernon.
- Root Canals: Tooth decay can be a devastating disease on your teeth, especially when it starts to create sore or painful pockets and cracks in your smile. If it reaches the sensitive pulp of your tooth, that’s when a root canal may be recommended to prevent it from worsening. A root canal clears out the diseased tissues from the center of the tooth, and fills it in with a resin to keep the tooth stable. Often it’s topped with a crown, and you can read about both treatments below in more detail.
- Filling and Onlays/Inlays A dental filling is a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the tooth to fill in cracks and pits on the surface. These are reserved for surface damage, as well as for protecting teeth that have recently undergone surgery, such as a root canal.
- Crowns and Bridges Crowns are great for protecting teeth, as well as restoring a damaged tooth to it’s full function. But if a tooth is lost, a bridge could be a recommended treatment to quickly close the gap in your smile.
- Full/Partial Dentures When two or more teeth are lost, it can feel disheartening. But a partial or full denture can replace these lost teeth and restore support for patients. You’ll be able to chew and smile with confidence again.
- Dental Bonding and Veneers Dental bonding is an alternative to veneers that requires only a dental molding material to be placed over the surface of the tooth. Once placed, Dr. Zalavadia then carves the material into proper place. A porcelain veneer is a ceramic shell that is made in a lab in order to cover up a surface flaw in a smile. These veneers are applied with a dental cement, and can help improve your bite strength.
Contact Us in Sussex County, NJ
Are you dissatisfied with your current smile? Have you sustained damage and are unsure where to turn? Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalavadia and learn more about what treatments you can qualify for at our office.