restorative dentistry greenwoodRestorative Dentistry at Madison Ave Dental

Having unfortunate oral problems like missing teeth, tooth decay, or broken teeth is a concern many face in this lifetime. Fortunately, several procedures can help restore your smile and give you a complete and happy smile you can feel proud of. At Madison Ave Dental in Greenwood, Indiana, we provide restorative dentistry to give our patients a chance to restore their smiles and bring confidence and function back into their lives. 

 

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems that affect the oral and dental tissues. Restorative dental treatments restore the normal function, structure, and appearance of teeth damaged for various reasons, such as decay, trauma, and wear and tear. 

 

Restorative Dentistry Procedures

Dental Fillings

This is the most common restorative procedure that dentists carry out. Fillings treat cavities caused by tooth decay. The procedure involves removing the decayed part of the tooth and filling the hole with a dental material such as composite resin, porcelain, or amalgam. Fillings are usually done in one visit to the dentist and take only a few minutes to complete.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore function and appearance. We use crowns when a tooth cannot be restored using a filling or when the tooth suffers from weakness due to a previous large filling or fracture. The procedure involves preparing the tooth by removing its outer layer and then fitting a custom-made crown over the tooth. 

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure involves attaching an artificial tooth or teeth to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges are usually made from porcelain or ceramic and can last many years with proper care and maintenance.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or denture. They are recommended for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, decay, or gum disease. The procedure involves placing the implant into the jawbone and allowing it to fuse with the bone over a few months. A custom-made tooth or bridge is attached once the implant has merged with the bone.

Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth or restore damaged teeth’ function. They are for people who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. The procedure for getting dentures involves taking impressions of the mouth and jaw to create a custom-made denture that fits snugly in the mouth. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on the extent of tooth loss.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common condition that requires immediate attention to prevent further oral complications. Several treatment options are available, varying based on the severity of the disease. Mild cases can often be managed through professional cleaning and home care, including regular brushing and flossing. More severe cases may require deep cleaning procedures, such as scaling and root planing, which involve removing plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets and smoothing the root surfaces. Surgical treatments like flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts may sometimes be necessary.

 

Restorative Dentistry in Greenwood, IN

Several restoring procedures are available to help improve your oral health and restore the function and appearance of your teeth. It is essential to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurush Savabi to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Remember to maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing twice daily, flossing, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning. With proper care and maintenance, restorative dentistry procedures can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.