For some people, their oral health has been neglected for so long that many issues begin to arise that can be incredibly damaging to the entire structure of their mouth. This could be due, in part, to poor dental hygiene, not visiting the dentist, or simply natural causes that come from old age. No matter the reason, when this type of situation arises, restorative dentistry may be the only way to alleviate any of the issues that remain.
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What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry can be defined by a variety of different treatment options. Some of the most common treatments include:
Each of these treatments offer different options for the patient, depending on what is wrong with their teeth and what can make them better.
If a patient has cracks or chips in their teeth, composite fillings are going to be the best option to make sure that future damage isn’t done. These fillings will solidify the teeth that are already in your mouth, with a material that is the same color as your existing teeth.
Another option for restorative dentistry is adding crowns or bridges to your teeth. Crowns are typically used to completely cap a tooth. This is often the best option when teeth are beyond general repair and a crown is the only way to ensure that the tooth is not further damaged. If a crown cannot be placed correctly on a tooth, then a bridge uses other teeth as anchors so that it can be placed correctly in the mouth.
Dentures and partial dentures are options that people consider when they have very few teeth left. Dentures consist of an entirely new set of teeth, which is done only after the remaining teeth in a persons mouth are completely pulled out. However, if a patient has some teeth that can still be salvaged, then a partial denture will just fill in for the teeth that no longer exist.
Lastly, root canals are done by a dentist when a tooth is in such bad shape, due to decay and inflammation in the pulp, that the entire root and gums need to be worked on. Root canals are often something that people look to avoid, although it is sometimes the only course of action for individuals whose teeth are in very bad shape.
There are a variety of restorative dentistry techniques that can be used to help patients get back on the right path for healthy teeth. And while the treatment options may vary, the end goal for Dr. Nguyen is to provide patients with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere during their restorative dentistry work. Dr. Nguyen understand that this type of dentistry is typically not enjoyed by patients, so we do all that we can to help ease the frustration from the situation.
Who Would Benefit From Restorative Dentistry?
Varying levels of restorative dentistry work for different patients. For example, older patients who have lost all of their teeth over the course of a lifetime will likely be good candidates to get either partial or complete denture sets. Or a child that has many cavities due to eating candy and poor dental upkeep may consider a crown or a cavity filling in order to ease any pain that comes from the chip or crack in the tooth.
The most important factor to keep in mind is that no matter what the issue is that is happening in your mouth, Dr. Nguyen can use his experience with restorative dentistry in order to get your smile looking great again. So whether it’s just a simple fix or something that requires more attention, trust Dr. Nguyen with your restorative dentistry needs.
What Are The Benefits Of Restorative Dentistry?
If someone needs restorative dental work, there are a variety of concerns that may be affecting them. In some instances, a broken tooth can be incredibly damaging to a patient’s self-esteem and they may be very embarrassed by how their teeth look. Another possibility is that an individual may have cracked or chipped teeth, which can be incredibly painful if they let it go on without being repaired. And in the event of a root canal or a complete dental set, some individuals simply have such bad oral health that getting restorative dentistry is the only way that they can eat solid foods or go through the day without excessive and debilitating pain.
Restorative dentistry does not only help you look and feel better, but it can also make doing just the most simple of tasks seem normal again.
What Is The Average Cost Of Restorative Dentistry?
The price of restorative dental work will greatly vary, depending on the type of work that you actually need done. Treatments like root canals can often cost upwards of a few thousand dollars for a complete treatment. This is because root canals are quite time consuming and require the patient to be in the dentist’s office for a longer period of time. However, if a patient simply needs a crown or a cap placed on a tooth the price will be much less, probably in the ballpark of a few hundred dollars.
It is important to keep in mind that most restorative dentistry is likely to be covered under your dental insurance plan. If you have coverage, check with Pro Dental Group and Dr. Nguyen to see what your options are so that the financial burden is less on you. If you don’t have insurance, we will work with you on a payment plan that is viable so that you can still get the treatment you need.
Why Choose Pro Dental Group
Dr. Nguyen understands how uncomfortable it can be to get restorative dental work completed. Not only is it time consuming, but the process itself can be quite painful. However, when it becomes the only option to get back to proper oral health, it is better to have it seen to rather than let the issues persist. Contact Dr. Nguyen at Pro Dental Group to find out what restorative dental procedures you can consider in order to get back to proper oral health.