Restorative dentistry is a branch dealing with decayed, missing, weakened, or fractured teeth, thereby treating these oral conditions and enhancing your smile. Different kinds of dental restoration procedures are performed by our team of dentists after diagnosing your dental concerns.
With the help of these procedures, our dentists replace or restore the damaged parts of your teeth structure or missing teeth on the whole.
How to Prepare for Dental Restorations?
It depends upon the procedure that our dentist has recommended for your dental issue. You must brush and floss your teeth before the procedure. If you are suffering from cavities, we will schedule an appointment and place fillings to restore their contour and structure. Likewise, the preparation of dentures involves taking digital impressions of your mouth and making models of your jaw.
What are the Different Types of Dental Restorations?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth fixed inside your mouth to restore missing natural teeth. Dentures are made using ceramic and are fixed to an acrylic base. These teeth match the color of your adjoining teeth and give you a natural appearance.
Dental crowns are ceramic caps that cover your teeth entirely. They are used to restore chipped, cracked, broken, weak, or excessively spaced teeth. Under this procedure, a thin layer of enamel is removed from your tooth, after which the crown is placed on it. Our dentist further bonds it permanently using dental-grade adhesives.
Bridges are referred to as ceramic restorations that replace your extracted tooth. They are inserted in the place of your missing tooth and are firmly held in position by dental crowns on either side. Dental bridges are made using tooth-colored ceramic.
Under dental bonding, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied on the surface of damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth. This dental restoration procedure aims to restore the ideal structure and shape of your teeth. The resin is applied to the surface of the tooth in layers, after which our dentist hardens it using a special curing light.
What to Expect after Dental Restoration Procedures?
After your procedure, you should take care of your eating or drinking habits for the next 24 hours. Our dentist advises you to eat soft and cold foods. You can also try drinking warm soups. Do not be harsh with chewing or biting the food. You can continue with the regular brushing and flossing of your teeth but being gentle while doing so. Take regular visits to our dentist for dental check-ups.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Cypress, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Escobar. Please call us at (832) 930-7856 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.