What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry uses oral prosthetics like crowns, bridges, and dental implants to repair damaged, decaying, or missing teeth. It provides a safe and effective way to ease pain, limit infection, and promote good oral health.
At the practice of Judy Mejido DMD PA, the team uses only the best materials to restore teeth, including ceramic, porcelain, and composite resin. These materials are tough and long-lasting.
In addition, they match the color and light-reflecting properties of tooth enamel, ensuring your smile looks natural.
What services does restorative dentistry provide?
At the practice of Judy Mejido DMD PA, the team offers several types of restorative dentistry, including:
Crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges repair damaged, decaying, or missing teeth. A crown is a cap that’s bonded to a molar or premolar. Once placed, it restores the appearance, shape, and size of your affected tooth.
Bridges help fill a gap in your smile. The team offers several types of bridges, including traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. Bridges help prevent gum recession and bone loss while restoring your chewing and biting abilities.
Dental implants are small metal posts inserted into your jaw. They integrate with your bone and provide a firm, supportive base for crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. Because implants fuse with your bone, they’re the toughest and longest-lasting restorative option.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin bonded to your teeth. They make your smile appear more symmetrical and cover visible imperfections like stains, gaps, or smaller-than-average teeth. With routine checkups and good oral hygiene, veneers typically last 12-15 years.
If you’re missing teeth, but don’t want to undergo a dental implant procedure, consider dentures. The team offers several types of dentures, including flexible partial dentures, traditional partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
Can I benefit from restorative dentistry?
To determine if you can benefit from restorative dentistry, the team reviews your dental health history and conducts a comprehensive oral exam. They then order X-rays to assess the health of your tooth roots, gums, and alveolar bone.
If the team discovers any damage or decay, you qualify for restorative dentistry. They take impressions of your affected tooth (or teeth) and send them to a dental laboratory that creates your restoration. If you only need a crown, the team can craft one on-site using the CEREC milling machine.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, request a consultation at the practice of Judy Mejido DMD PA. Book an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a member of the staff today.