Practicing good oral hygiene, going for general dentistry treatments such as cleanings and exams and paying attention to the condition of your teeth and gums is a good plan. However, even the best plans can go awry and you may find yourself in need of restorative dentistry. At Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL, Dr. Shane Sudman offers a long list of restorative treatments for those who have suffered injury, had decay cost them one or more adult teeth, or who simply require dental restorations that enable them to use their teeth properly.
It does not matter why you require restorative dentistry because our team is dedicated to enabling every patient to enjoy optimal oral health. One of the primary steps is to be sure that their teeth, gums and their bite are the best possible. To do this means offering many kinds of dental restorations.
What is restorative dentistry? As we just said, it uses techniques described as dental restorations. This can mean the use of bonding to rebuild a tooth that has sustained damage. It can mean using dental crowns to replace outdated amalgam fillings that are not supporting the tooth. It can mean fitting a patient for dentures or bridges, discussing the use of dental implants and even providing root canal treatment to save a tooth that might otherwise face extraction.
Keeping your natural teeth is one of the best things you can do for overall dental health. The roots interact with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue and prevent things like bone loss. Keeping those teeth healthy is a more complicated matter because a tooth may have been damaged and is no vulnerable to disease, decay and loss. The use of any dental restorations aims at maintaining teeth that may have been damaged or finding a way to restore the bite.
Bonding is a key tactic that relies upon a special compound used to rebuild or repair a tooth. It is then sealed to the tooth and the tooth is then polished. You will be unable to tell that the repair was done, but it will keep the tooth safe for the long-term. Dental crowns are slipped over the tooth when it has been filled or when a filling is so large that the tooth is compromised. It retains and can restore a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there are many areas of restorative dentistry and we are happy to meet with you to review your need for dental restorations of any kind.
If you have questions about dental crowns or bonding, or you would like to discuss your options, give us a call at 815-462-9990. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.