Badly damaged teeth can cause difficulty chewing food, trouble speaking clearly, and even low self-esteem due to the appearance of their teeth. Because of this, restorative dentistry is often needed when a patient’s teeth have been damaged by decay or trauma. Patients can restore their oral health and function by rebuilding their teeth with restorative techniques. With our dentist at Desert Inn Smiles, we can help you restore your smile so you can enjoy all the benefits a healthy set of teeth has to offer!
Dental fillings are restorations that repair teeth damaged by tooth decay or trauma. Fillings are also used to prevent future decay by acting as a barrier between teeth and harmful oral bacteria. The dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, clean the affected area and fill the cavity with a composite resin material. Composite resins come in various shades to match the color of your tooth enamel for a natural-looking restoration.
A dental crown is used to repair a tooth that is decayed, cracked, or broken. This restoration can also hold a dental bridge or function as the visible section of an implant. Porcelain crowns are popular because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
The same-day crown process gets its name from a machine that crafts the dental crown entirely out of ceramic material while you wait. This removes the need to send a dental impression to a lab and wait for your permanent crown to come back from the lab. Instead, you walk out of the dentist’s office with a permanent crown on the same day as your procedure!
First, we’ll prepare your tooth for the dental crown. This involves removing the enamel layer so the crown can fit over your tooth. Then, we will take digital impressions of your mouth using a small camera. Those impressions are then sent to the computer inside the CEREC machine, which will create your permanent crown. When it comes time for your new crown to be put on, we will ensure that the fit and bite are just right. We’ll also make any final adjustments before cementing it into place.
A dental bridge is a restorative treatment used to replace a tooth or several teeth in a row. The bridge is made up of two dental crowns that are placed over the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. They are connected by a false tooth that fills the gap in the middle of the smile. The crowns and the false tooth are all made of porcelain material to match the color of the patient’s natural teeth.
A root canal is a procedure that will save damaged teeth by removing the pulp and nerve inside the tooth’s canal. The tooth is then cleaned and filled to prevent infections or further damage. If treated early, the tooth can be saved with a dental crown. However, if left untreated for too long, the infection could spread beyond the root and cause an abscess.
A denture is a prosthetic device that mimics the look and function of a natural tooth to provide a person with a complete smile. When a patient is missing most or all of their teeth, our dentist may recommend a set of full dentures to restore their smile and complete their functional abilities. In addition to restoring the appearance of a person’s smile, complete dentures can also regain their ability to eat and speak with ease again.
For patients missing only a few missing teeth, partial dentures may be recommended. Like complete dentures, partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. Partials can be placed using clasps that attach to a patient’s natural remaining teeth or dental implants placed in the jawbone.
Some patients may need to undergo oral surgery because of the severity or complexity of their conditions. This includes extraction for advanced wisdom teeth cases and more complex root canal procedures. These cases require sedation dentistry to keep the patient relaxed and unable to feel pain during the process. No matter what type of treatment is needed, our dentist will ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your appointment.
To learn more about the restorative dentistry treatments we provide, visit Desert Inn Smiles at 3220 S. DURANGO DR. STE. B2, Las Vegas, NV 89117, or call (702) 834-7707