Restorative or reconstructive dentistry encompasses a wide variety of dental procedures which can transform a suffering smile into something gorgeous, and functional. The primary reasons patients seek an experienced restorative dentist are for missing or damaged teeth, bone loss, and gum disease resulting in gum recession. Treatment options vary significantly, so you can find the restorative dentistry procedure that’s right for you.
If you’ve been considering restorative dentistry, the time to act is now. The benefits are not only physical, but mental, as well, helping you feel more confident in your smile.
Both Function & Glam
While the role of a general dentist and restorative dentist overlap, the difference is in your smile. The goal of a general dentist is basically to ensure your mouth is healthy and functional, meaning you’re able to chew food, and have no diseases or disorder threatening your dental or general health.
The problem, of course, is what this approach leaves out: the feeling of having both a healthy and beautiful smile, which is where a restorative dentistry comes in. If you’re missing teeth, for example, procedures such as dental implants can provide you with the confidence to smile again, especially visible gaps are making you stifle your smiles. Not only that, dental implants can play an important functional role, as well.
An unfortunate side effect of losing teeth is the eventual bone loss that follows. Because our jaw requires stimulation to continually restore itself, when this stimulation ends, we lose bone mass slowly, causing a whole host of issues such as sunken looking cheeks or shifting teeth. Dental implants, installed in two parts, the titanium root and crown, can alleviate this problem through osseointegration, the fusing of titanium root to jaw bone, as this root can provide the needed stimulation for the jaw.
A Damaged Smile Can Be a Social Burden
Many patients suffering from cracked or chipped teeth, stains, crooked smiles, or other issues might not realize how significantly it can affect their social interactions. Whether this takes the form of smiling less, turning away while laughing, or covertly covering your mouth while you speak, restorative dentistry can help.
Some of the many procedures available, include:
- Tooth-colored (Composite) fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening, both in-Office and Custom Trays for optimal results
- Several non-surgical periodontal treatments for gum recession or gum disease
Not only do these treatments leave your mouth feeling better, they will give you the confidence to better deal with difficult social interactions, whether it’s visiting the in-laws for the holidays or meeting with your boss.
Stop Waiting, the Time is Now!
If you’ve been thinking about seeing a restorative dentist, the time to schedule an appointment is now. The sooner you can speak to your dentist about a procedure that fits your cosmetic goals, the sooner you can feel better about your smile.
If you are unhappy with your teeth and want to learn more about options in Anchorage, please call (907) 349-0022 or contact us today to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.