Restorative dentistry repairs damage to your teeth caused by trauma or decay. Dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and fillings can transform your smile and make daily activities like biting and chewing easier. At Care Dental Spa, cosmetic and general dentist Quang Luong, DDS, uses restorative dentistry to address cavities, fractures, and more. To make an appointment at the practice in Temple, Texas, call the office or schedule online.
Restorative dentistry uses specialized tools and oral prosthetics to repair damage to your tooth enamel. Specifically, it addresses potentially serious oral health problems by restoring your mouth to a healthy and aesthetically pleasing state.
In addition to enhancing your smile, restorative dentistry can improve your oral health. By replacing missing teeth, it’s possible to reduce the risk of gum recession, bone loss, and other related issues.
Dr. Luong offers a comprehensive suite of restorative dental procedures, including:
Crowns repair a severely damaged or decaying tooth. Once bonded in place, they restore your tooth to its near-original size, shape, and appearance.
Dr. Luong typically applies crowns to the molars or premolars –– the teeth at the back of your mouth. With good oral hygiene, crowns can last between 12-15 years.
Dental bridges are restorations that repair a gap in your smile. Dr. Luong offers several types of bridges, including fixed (implant-supported) bridges and removable bridges. Getting a bridge restores your smile and prevents your existing teeth from shifting out of position.
If you develop a cavity, Dr. Luong might recommend a filling. A filling is one of the most common types of dental restorations.
Dr. Luong offers tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings mimic the appearance of your natural tooth enamel, ensuring they blend in with your smile.
If you’ve lost one or multiple permanent teeth, consider dental implants. Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots that integrate with your natural bone over time. They provide a strong foundation for restorations like crowns, a fixed bridge, or snap-on dentures.
To determine if you qualify for restorative dentistry, Dr. Luong conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals. Afterward, he takes oral X-rays to assess the condition of your teeth and gums.
After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Luong develops a custom restorative dentistry plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
To rehabilitate your smile with restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Care Dental Spa by calling the office or scheduling online today.