Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on repairing and restoring teeth after damage or decay has harmed the teeth. 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. In general, the most common restorative techniques are crowns, dentures, and implants.
Dental crowns are useful when the chewing surfaces of the teeth have been heavily compromised, but have healthy roots. All of the enamel is ground away and replaced with a porcelain crown that matches your old tooth.
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. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu 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. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu, call Sossaman Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona, today. Our team will be glad to assist you.