Submitted by Palmieri Dentistry, www.palmieridentistry.com
If your smile is less than perfect, you could be a candidate for restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry consists of dental procedures that aim to restore the strength, health, comfort, and functioning of your teeth and to fix oral problems that make your mouth painful or unsafe. And even though the procedures can make your smile more attractive, beauty is only a secondary goal and often the result of fixing damaged teeth.
Here are some procedures that Dr. Palmieri, an AACD accredited dentist, performs to restore your teeth.
When teeth decay, the process causes cavities. Dentists have to drill out the decayed parts of teeth, and then they must fill the hollowed-out area with something else. Fillings can also repair cracked or broken teeth. The location of the filling, degree of decay, and the cost typically dictate the type of filling used.
A healthy tooth’s crown is the part that sits above the gums. When a tooth is cracked, ground down, or has had multiple fillings, little of the tooth enamel is left. The crown can be made in one appointment due to CAD/CAM technology, in some situation a temporary need to be made, and then a permanent crown is cemented onto the base.
A dental implant is an artificial root shaped tooth that takes the place of a missing tooth. The titanium “root” is surgically implanted into the jawbone, which fuses with the bone and resembles a natural tooth root. An abutment is screwed into the implant, which holds the visible crown.
A dental bridge is a set of false teeth that spans the gap left by missing teeth. Bridges are attached permanently. Bridges can prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of position, restore your ability to speak and chew normally, and restore your smile.
Partial or Dentures
A partial or denture is prosthesis that replaces missing teeth and can be taken in and out of the mouth. They are not permanently cemented in place like bridges.
Root canal therapy
When the root of your tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal procedure can relieve pain and can save your tooth. Dr. Palmieri will remove the pulp inside the canals of your tooth root, clean and disinfect the area, and seal the space.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, call Dr. Palmieri to schedule an appointment at 704-247-6336.