Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses specifically on treating diseases or injured teeth. At Dentistry Downtown, restorative dentistry encompasses dental treatments and procedures that aim to return your teeth to their proper function and shape, such as crowns, bridges, and root canals. Restorative dentistry is often needed after a cavity or dental injury. 

    Types of Restorative Dentistry Treatments

    Dental Bridges

    A bridge replaces a missing tooth or a few missing teeth. It comprises two crowns on either side of the gap and an artificial tooth in between. The crowns fit over the healthy teeth, and the false tooth fused between them “bridges” the gap. Since a bridge is not removable, it is a much more stable solution to missing teeth.

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants are used to address tooth loss. An implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the jaw. During the healing period, the bone fuses with the implant, creating a strong and durable foundation for a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.

    Dental Crowns

    Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers placed over a tooth to repair and strengthen it. A crown is made of robust and durable material, such as porcelain, gold, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. A crown is often needed when a tooth is cracked, broken, worn down, or severely decayed. 

    Root Canals

    Generally, root canals are effective at preventing tooth loss. Root canals make it possible to treat dental infections without extracting the infected tooth. Patients don't have to undergo complex procedures to restore their dental health. Instead, patients only need a relatively simple procedure that removes the infected tissue.

    Tooth Fillings

    We will likely recommend a dental filling before a cavity gets too large. A cavity that is not treated can lead to tooth loss. We will remove the decayed part of the tooth and fill the hole with natural, tooth-colored material. A filling strengthens your tooth and restores its structure.

    The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry 

    Preventive dentistry is essential to your oral health. Visiting your general dentist twice each year, practicing good oral hygiene at home, and conscientiously limiting your consumption of sugary and acidic foods all help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. However, even the most diligent dental care can’t eliminate all threats to your oral health. Restorative dentistry treatments restore a tooth's normal function, appearance, and health. In addition to preventing dental issues, restorative dentistry treatments can also remedy problems that have affected your teeth and gums.

    To discover more about the perks of restorative dentistry, visit Dentistry Downtown at 606 Davis Circle Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801, or call (256) 533-1131.


    606 Davis Circle SW,
    Huntsville , AL 35801

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