Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the restoration of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing. Restorative dentistry includes root canal therapy, dental crowns and same-day crowns, dentures, and full mouth reconstruction. Discover Dental is led by experienced dentists who offer a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures to help our patients achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We offer both cosmetic and functional solutions to meet the unique needs of each patient.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected, and abscesses may form. Root canals are usually needed when the nerve of a tooth is damaged because of decay, repeated procedures on the tooth, cracks, or chips.
During a root canal, the dentist will access the nerve of the tooth by making a small hole in the tooth. The infected nerve tissue will be removed, and the root canal will be cleaned and sealed. A root canal typically takes one or two visits to the dentist to complete. After removing the infected tissues, the dentist may produce same day crowns to protect the weakened tooth. Root canals can save your tooth from complete decay.
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Same Day Crowns
In the past, if you needed a dental crown, you had to schedule two appointments. The first appointment was to have the tooth prepared, and a temporary crown put in place. Then, you had to wait a week or two for the permanent crown to be made in a dental laboratory. Thankfully, technology has made it possible to get a same day crown. We offer same day dental crowns using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology.
With same day crowns, the entire process can be done in one visit! The first step is still to prepare the tooth. However, instead of taking an impression, a digital scan is taken. This scan is then used to create a 3D model of your tooth. From there, the crown is milled out of a block of ceramic material. The entire process can be done in about an hour. If you need a dental crown to protect or restore your teeth, same day crowns are the ideal option.
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Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are also many different types of dentures that are available, including fixed and immediate dentures. Dentures are usually made from a polymeric material, such as acrylic resin, and can be fabricated using a variety of techniques.
Dentures are usually worn during the day and removed at night; however, there are also many people who wear their dentures 24 hours a day. It is important to clean dentures daily using a soft toothbrush and denture cleaner. Dentures should also be removed and soaked in water or a denture cleansing solution at night. We offer some of the best complete dentures and partial dentures to replace your missing teeth without discomfort.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive oral surgery procedure that corrects or improves the function and appearance of your teeth and gums. Full mouth reconstruction is a process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It is usually a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, and it can be a lengthy and involved process, taking months or even years to complete.
During full mouth reconstruction, your oral surgeon will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. The treatment plan will likely include a combination of procedures, such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, and orthodontics. The exact mix of procedures will be determined by your specific needs. The ultimate goal of full mouth reconstruction is to restore your smile to its full potential.
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Restorative Dentistry FAQs
What should you not do before a root canal?
There are a few things you should avoid doing before your root canal, as they may complicate the procedure or cause additional pain. These include:
- Eating hard or crunchy foods, as this can put pressure on the tooth and cause pain
- Chewing gum, as this can also put pressure on the tooth
- Drinking alcohol, as it can lead to bleeding and increased pain
- Smoking, as it can also lead to bleeding and increased pain
How do same-day crowns compare to traditional crowns?
Same-day crowns are a type of dental crown that can be made in one visit to the dentist. Traditional dental crowns usually take two visits to the dentist.
How many hours a day should you wear dentures?
Wearing dentures is a personal decision, and there is no correct answer to how many hours a day you should wear them. It is important to listen to your dentist’s advice on caring for your dentures and ensure you are comfortable wearing them. Some people may only wear their dentures for a few hours daily, while others wear them all day and night.
What dental concerns can full mouth reconstruction address?
A full mouth reconstruction can address many dental concerns. These may include problems with the alignment of the teeth, the shape of the teeth, the size of the teeth, the color of the teeth, and more. By reconstructing the mouth, the dentist can improve the overall appearance of the smile and the health of the teeth.
What does restorative mean in dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the repair or replacement of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing. It aims to restore teeth’s functionality and appearance and prevent further deterioration. Restorative procedures include fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants, which use different materials such as porcelain, metal alloys, or composite resin. Restorative dentistry benefits include better oral health, proper chewing and speaking, and a brighter smile.
Why did you choose restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry can help you improve your oral health and revive your teeth. During a visit to a restorative dentist, they’ll fix and replace any missing or damaged teeth while treating gum disease and other oral issues. This will enhance your overall oral health, bring back your smile, and improve your quality of life. To begin your journey to a healthier smile, book an appointment our restorative dentist without delay.
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Schedule Restorative Dentistry in Houston
Discover Dental offers a wide range of services to help you maintain oral health. If you need restorative dental work, we offer numerous options to help you regain your smile. We offer traditional and cosmetic dental services, so you can choose the best option for your needs. If you need restorative dental work, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. You can find our dental clinic at 1111 Studewood Street, Suite C.