Restorative dentistry is an aspect of dentistry that focuses on restoring teeth after they’ve been damaged or lost for some reason. There are a number of different ways to restore teeth, and the method that our dentist recommends will be determined by your individual needs and circumstances. The most commonly used restorative techniques are root canal therapy, dentures, and implants.
While extraction and replacement are always options, saving a tooth is always preferable. Root canal therapy strives to save a damaged tooth by removing the infected pulp and nerves of a damaged or decayed tooth so it can’t spread the infection anymore. The root canaled tooth will then be capped with a crown to strengthen it.
Dentures are a very common replacement for missing teeth. They are generally for when our patient is missing multiple teeth next to each other, or all of their teeth. Dr. Maria Boutsikos, DMD will send an impression of your mouth to a dental lab where a custom-fitted denture will be made to replace any teeth you’ve lost.
Dental implants are false teeth that are surgically placed in your jaw to replace the root and crown of your missing tooth They are the most secure tooth replacement available, and the longest lasting tooth restoration. They can be more expensive at first, but are often more cost effective in the long run.
To discuss your restorative dentistry options with Dr. Maria Boutsikos, DMD, call Dynamic Dental Smiles in Sarasota, Florida, today. Our team will be glad to assist you.