You’ve had it with that broken tooth – for longer than you’d like to admit, you’ve been dealing with this smile issue that affects how you speak and chew, in addition to negatively affecting your self-confidence. You know that getting this tooth addressed is about more than looks, and so does your restorative dentist in Rocky Hill. In this post, Dr. Thaddeus Michalski reviews some of the different ways that restorative dental care can improve you’re the functionality, health, and appearance of your teeth.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is just like it sounds – it is the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures that restores health and functionality to compromised dentitions. We offer several innovative treatment options for dental restorations, and we’ll go into further detail in the list below.
What Are Fillings?
Using natural-looking composite resin that matches your original tooth enamel, fillings are a way to treat cavities, which are also called dental caries. We can use air abrasion to prepare your teeth to have the filling placed – this method allows us to avoid the need for drills and keeps you comfortable during your restorative treatment.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
With this treatment, your dentist in Rocky Hill can end pain and discomfort. We’ll address the underlying oral infection by removing the infected tissue, replacing it with a biocompatible substance and use either a filling or a dental crown to cover the area.
What Are Prettau Bridges?
Prettau bridges are a revolutionary way to replace several missing teeth in a row, or an entire row of teeth. The bridge will be supported by dental implants, rather than by surrounding teeth, giving you a secure, stay-in-place smile that’s easy to care for and helps your jaw stay strong. The patented zirconia used for the artificial replacement is durable. We also offer traditional fixed bridges that are secured to surrounding teeth to give protect your remaining dentitions.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the gold-standard to replace missing teeth. Made of the titanium implant post, the abutment that connects the post to the tooth-shaped cap, and the dental crown, these durable, long-lasting restorations will blend right in with your natural smile, increase your jawbone density, and make it possible for you to chew and speak just like you normally would. And, if you’re interested in a more traditional option, our dentures and partials are easy to adjust to and will help you maintain a balanced diet with easy chewing.
Aside From Appearance, How Can Restorative Dentistry Benefit Me?
Dr. Michalski explains that there are many ways restorative dentistry can improve your smile, aside from appearance, including:
- Treating pain
- Protecting remaining teeth from chips, crack, breaks
- Maintaining proper alignment by making sure existing teeth don’t shift to fill in the gaps
- Protecting against oral infection
- Increasing jaw strength
- Improving speech
- Making chewing easier
- Allowing you to maintain a balanced diet
- Being a cost-effective solution
Now that you know all about restorative dentistry and how it can benefit you, schedule your appointment with Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD to restore your smile to its former glory!