What Is Restorative Dentistry?
posted: Dec. 20, 2021.
If you need fillings, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, or implant restoration, you can trust Dr. Nishel Patel and Dr. Charlyn Wilson at Wilson Dental Care in Germantown, TN for restorative dentistry.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
A dental professional practicing restorative dentistry helps to diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and the essential structures of the mouth to restore function and aesthetics. Drs. Patel and Wilson have both been voted the top dentists in Memphis and share an interest in restorative dentistry for their patients.
Restorative dentists help to prevent and treat mouth decay. When you visit your restorative dentistry professional in Germantown, TN, they can help you treat painful conditions like cavities and restore your smile to one you can be proud to show off.
When To See A Restorative Dentist
Pain, sensitivity, or discomfort with your smile are signs you should see Drs. Patel and Wilson. Pain while chewing or sensitivity to cold or heat, or even feeling self-conscious about your teeth are good signs that you should schedule your appointment. Other conditions that might warrant a visit to a restorative dentist include:
- Weakened or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Localized or widespread pain
- Gum disease
How Your Restorative Dentistry Professional Can Help You
After assessing and diagnosing your condition, we will help manage further decay, treat existing conditions, and make sure your smile has the cosmetic appeal that you need to feel comfortable. Procedures to treat these conditions might include:
- Fillings- A tooth that is decaying needs to be cleaned, and the hole replaced with a durable composite resin to prevent further pain or infection.
- Crowns- Heavily weakened teeth in danger of breaking will be covered with a crown capable of withstanding tremendous pressure and wear.
- Bridges- When teeth are knocked out or lost, bridges can fill the space that forms between teeth to improve your smile and support the surrounding teeth.
- Full and Partial Dentures- As teeth are lost or get looser, full or partial dentures can fill open spaces or replace teeth on their way to falling out.
- Implant Restoration- To replace a missing tooth, an implant in the form of a small, titanium shaft can slow or stop the bone loss that causes teeth to become loose at the root. Then, a replacement tooth is set on top of it for a long-lasting, natural-looking replacement.
If you’re uncomfortable with your smile, you want to protect your oral health, or you need restorative dentistry to prevent further decay, Drs. Patel and Wilson at Wilson Dental Care in Germantown, TN can help. Call (901) 751-1100 to schedule your appointment today.