The cornerstone of restorative dentistry is built on the effective management of disorders of the teeth, their supporting and surrounding structures, and the successful restoration of the entire dentition for the functional and aesthetic specifications of the individual undergoing treatment.
When the workings of a smile are harmed by decay, infection, trauma, impacted or misaligned teeth, it can damage appeal, function, and general quality of life. Treatments at Hansen Family Dental are all meant to address damage and infection to preserve the healthy integrity of an impacted tooth as much as possible.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring the functionality of the mouth through dental operations. This involves restoring damaged teeth or replacing those that have fallen or been knocked out, as they can impair one's ability to bite, chew, or talk effectively.
Reasons for Choosing Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry's primary purpose is to maintain a person's remaining teeth. Restorative dentistry may be a good alternative if you are missing a tooth or several teeth. You can lower your risks of obtaining new cavities by filling in empty gaps with a dental implant, bridge, or dentures.
Filling up missing gaps also alleviates stress on your natural teeth. When teeth are lost, the remaining teeth are put under more strain. When there is less surface area to chew with, there is increased stress on the teeth.
Procedures for Restorative Dentistry
Bonding for Cosmetic Reasons
Bonding can be used to aesthetically repair teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored, improperly spaced, or abnormally shaped. Our skilled dentist will use an adhesive and composite resin that precisely matches the color of your teeth to hide imperfections and remodel your smile for optimal attractiveness.
Crowns for Their Protective Qualities
Crowns are prosthetic dental crowns that cover your teeth above the gum line and are sometimes referred to as "restorations." They are utilized following a root canal, on damaged teeth that are too fragmented for a filling, and on teeth that are extensively chipped or deformed.
Bridges for Structural Purposes
Bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace a whole tooth with an artificial tooth known as a pontic. Bridges are so-called because they fill the space left by a missing tooth. Bridges are retained in place by adhering to the teeth on either side of the gap and preventing them from drifting.
Contact Hansen Family Dental to learn more about restorative dentistry and its benefits. To book an appointment, call (509) 547-9951 or go to 6615 W Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 99301.