Restorative dentistry refers to any oral dentistry procedure that involves replacing or repairing broken or missing teeth, bones, or tissue.
Several different procedures and types of dentistry fall under the classification of oral reconstruction dentistry including full mouth reconstruction, dental implant restorations, TMJ treatment, dental bridge placement, dental crown placement, inlays and onlays, and replacing old metal fillings.
Sometimes severe dental problems require oral reconstruction dentistry, also known as a full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Christopher Cassidy, a Plano, Allen, and Frisco area cosmetic dentist, can create a restorative dentistry treatment plan that will simultaneously address the health, function, and appearance of the teeth and gums.
If severe oral dentistry problems are causing you discomfort, you may be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Cassidy can combine the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry with the science of neuromuscular dentistry to perform a full mouth reconstruction.
For example, orthodontics can be used to help properly position your jaw. Once the jaw is properly aligned, relieving some of the pain caused by the TMJ syndrome, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures (porcelain veneers, dental crowns, bridgework, dental implants, and onlays) are then completed. The result is an attractive, pain-free new smile.
Sometimes the underlying dental problem is damaged and worn teeth, which not only detract from your mouth visually, but can affect the alignment of your teeth. The restorative dentistry procedures used by Dr. Cassidy when repairing worn teeth will depend on the extent of your teeth’s damage.
Generally a crown can be placed over your damaged tooth to strengthen and reinforce the tooth.
If there is a gap between your natural teeth, a dental bridge may be used to cover the gap. If you no longer have a natural tooth to which your dentist can secure a crown, a dental implant may be placed in your jaw to create the crown’s foundation. Sometimes most or all of the teeth need to be addressed at one time in these ways to completely correct the alignment of your teeth.
If you live or work in the Plano or anywhere in the Dallas area and are having dental problems causing you discomfort, call Texas Dental Specialists today to schedule a restorative dentistry appointment with Dr. Cassidy.