Indiana Restorative Dentistry is the leading provider of restorative dental procedures. Our highly experienced team has helped countless patients regain their smiles.
So what is restorative dentistry? Unlike purely cosmetic procedures, restorative dentistry is concerned with restoring the proper functioning of the teeth. While there are some cosmetic considerations, it is not the primary aim.
We have a range of restorative dentistry options available. Our team will work with you to select the most effective plan to restore your smile.
Restorative procedures available
Our custom full or partial dentures can rebuild your smile with natural-looking teeth. Whether you’re looking to replace a few missing teeth or all of them, our team can fit and customize your dentures to ensure they are secure and comfortable. We’ll also show you how you can take care of your gums and dentures.
A crown is a cap placed over part of a tooth that may be broken, cracked, or decaying. It prevents further damage to the tooth and restores the function. Crowns can also be used as anchor points for dental bridges.
If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, a dental bridge can be used to fill the gap. They are anchored to the teeth on either side, which is often prepared with a crown. A bridge can prevent the weakening and shifting of remaining teeth and restore your bite and ability to chew.
A filling is used to repair and support damage to a tooth. Your dentist will remove the affected area of the tooth and replace it with the filling material. Materials used include resin, composite, amalgam, and gold.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth. A metal post is fixed to the jaw bone and a crown is attached to it. The result is a realistic-looking tooth that will last decades.
Before you can have a dental implant you will need to be assessed to see if your jaw bone density and gums are suitable. Even if they are unsuitable initially, there are ways to improve both so that an implant can be fitted. Implants can also be used to permanently fix dentures in place, giving you peace of mind.
What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?
Restorative procedures are an important part of your oral health. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, then restoration can greatly improve your self-esteem and quality of life. By filling any gaps in your teeth, you will extend the lifespan of your remaining teeth by keeping them aligned.
Missing teeth can also affect your speech and the way that you eat, which can cause other, longer term problems.
Why use Indiana Restorative Dentistry?
Our dentists are some of the most experienced in the industry. We specialize in complex cases and often have patients referred to us by other dentists. We don’t judge, we simply get to work on restoring your smile and improving your quality of life.