When there has been significant damage to your teeth, you may need the services of a dentist that is skilled in restorative dentistry services. The right dental services can radically change the appearance of your smile and even your ability to speak and enjoy a meal, completely changing your life. This is why Galloway Dental is proud to offer quality restorative dentistry services in Mesquite, TX.
What Are Restorative Dental Services?
Restorative services rest at a crossroad of several different specialties of integrated dental medicine. They may require cooperation between orthodontic, periodontal, prosthodontic, and cosmetic dental professionals. Its aim is to restore not only the aesthetic qualities of the teeth but also their functionality. Restorative dental procedures may be able to help patients that suffer from the following conditions:
- Cracked or damaged teeth
- Decayed teeth or cavities
- Yellowed or stained teeth
- Crooked or gapped teeth
- Missing or failing teeth
- Oddly shaped or malformed teeth
If you are unhappy with the look of your otherwise healthy teeth, cosmetic procedures may be sufficient to restore your smile. However, if you are suffering from an acute condition, the dentist may prioritize a procedure that will relieve pain and fortify the tooth first. Some conditions require multiple procedures to achieve the desired results.
What Are Common Restorative Dental Procedures?
What restorative procedure you will need depends upon the condition of your teeth. Some procedures are far more involved than others. The goal is to preserve as many natural teeth as possible but to maintain or replace those that are no longer viable. Common procedures in restorative dentistry include:
- Composite fillings
- Dental bonding
- Dental veneers
- Crowns and bridgework
- Full and partial dentures
- Dental implants
In some cases, more advanced procedures such as root canals or periodontal work may be necessary to preserve natural teeth, but these can be combined with other restorative procedures in order to ensure the viability of all dental structures.
What To Expect From Restorative Dentistry Services
Your appointment will begin with an initial consultation to determine your condition and possible remedies. This will most probably involve a close examination of all of the teeth to include X-rays and 3D imaging. Restorative procedures require thoughtful planning. You may need to be fully briefed on the services available before you agree to proceed with them.
Many restorative dental procedures carry inherent risks, and the dentist will fully inform you of them before any treatment begins. In some cases, minor restorative dental treatment can be scheduled for the same day as the initial appointment while others require much more preparation such as creating and shipping custom-built materials to use in the procedure. You may also need to get a quote on the costs of the appointment and get a quote from your insurance company about how much of the procedure they will cover.
Dr. Sameer Mehta of Galloway Dental is a top restorative dentist in Mesquite, TX that can improve your oral health regardless of your current dental condition. To schedule an appointment or initial consultation, call us at 469.273.1376 and restore your smile to its former glory with our restorative dentistry services.