Restore Your Healthy, Functional Smile
Several factors contribute to damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Regardless of the reason for tooth decay, these dental issues can make daily life a struggle. Thankfully, the dental professionals at River Birch Dental offer restorative dentistry services to restore your healthy smile.
Our restorative dentist in Centuria, Dr. Georgie Vargas, has helped countless patients reclaim their smiles and lives. From dentures to dental crowns, our team does it all. Read on to learn more about our restorative treatments, or call (715) 646-2161 to schedule a consultation.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is dedicated to repairing and restoring the function, health, and appearance of damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. This field focuses on various dental treatments and procedures aimed at preserving a patient’s natural teeth together, alleviating discomfort, and enhancing overall oral well-being.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
There are several benefits of restorative cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as:
- Improved Oral Health: By addressing dental issues promptly, restorative dentistry promotes better oral health. Treating conditions like decay or infection prevents them from progressing and causing more significant problems.
- Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal: Restorative procedures often result in improved aesthetics. Whether through the placement of crowns, bridges, or other treatments, patients can regain a beautiful and natural-looking smile.
- Functional Restoration: The restoration of damaged or missing teeth significantly improves oral functionality. This allows individuals to bite, chew, and speak with ease, restoring normalcy to daily activities.
- Boosted Confidence: A restored and aesthetically pleasing smile can boost confidence and self-esteem. Knowing that dental issues have been effectively addressed contributes to a positive self-image.
Our Restorative Dentistry Treatments
Root Canal Therapy
For those with tooth infections, Dr. Vargas may recommend a virtually painless root canal treatment as a viable alternative to extraction. This procedure alleviates painful symptoms, and post-treatment, a dental crown is often placed on a natural tooth to safeguard the tooth, restoring its appearance and function.
Damaged, decayed, or root canal-treated teeth may require protection against infection. Enter dental crowns—custom-made, durable caps that not only shield your tooth but also blend seamlessly for a natural appearance. We offer traditional and same-day crowns, ensuring your unique needs are met.
Address the challenges of missing teeth with dental bridges, a natural-looking solution that can replace missing teeth with up to four adjacent missing teeth. Pontics, the prosthetic teeth, are anchored by dental crowns, creating a seamless bridge in your smile.
Regain the ability to chew, speak, and smile through our tailored denture solutions. Whether partial, full, or implant-supported dentures, our custom-made restorations prioritize your comfort and lifestyle.
Combat the challenges of missing teeth, including jawbone deterioration and shifting teeth, with dental implants. These comprehensive restorations replace damaged teeth, from crown to root, ensuring stability and preventing discomfort. Ideal candidates should have sufficient jawbone density and gum health.
Aftercare for Restorative Dental Treatments
Receiving restorative dental treatments is a significant step towards a healthier and more functional smile. Here are some aftercare tips for common restorative dental treatments:
- Manage Discomfort: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any post-treatment discomfort. Follow your dentist’s recommendations.
- Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration supports the healing process.
- Limit Alcohol and Tobacco: Minimize alcohol consumption and avoid tobacco, as they can hinder the healing of oral tissues.
Remember, aftercare instructions may vary based on the treatment. By following these aftercare practices, you contribute to the success and durability of your restorative dental treatments, ensuring a lasting and confident smile.
Financing Restorative Dentistry Treatments
Budget Flexibility with Wells Fargo
Explore budget flexibility with our partnership with Wells Fargo, providing financing options for your dental treatments. With Wells Fargo, you can manage your out-of-pocket costs conveniently and achieve the smile you desire.
Finance Your Treatment with CareCredit®
CareCredit offers a healthcare credit card to cover deductibles or procedures not covered by insurance. With special financing options and no interest for shorter-term periods, CareCredit makes health, wellness, and beauty treatments achievable today. Learn more and apply here.
Dental Perks Program
For those without dental insurance, our in-house Dental Perks Program is designed to provide affordable dental care. Enjoy low annual fees, discounts on treatments, and no waiting periods, making dental care accessible without the constraints of traditional insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Restorative dentistry procedures can help minimize discomfort, and advancements in dental technology have significantly reduced pain associated with these treatments. For example, root canal therapy, a common restorative procedure, is virtually painless.
The duration of restorative dental treatments can vary depending on the procedure and individual circumstances. Generally, treatments like root canal therapy or dental crown placement may take a single appointment, while more complex procedures, such as dental implant placement, could involve multiple sessions over several weeks.
The longevity of dental restorations depends on various factors, including the type of restoration, oral hygiene practices, and individual lifestyle. High-quality restorations like dental crowns and implants can last many years, even a lifetime, with proper care. Regular dental check-ups and maintenance are essential to ensure the longevity of restorative dental work.