Restorative Dentistry

By: Moore Family Dentistry   06/15/2015
Keywords: Restorative Dentistry

What is bothering you about your current state of dental health? Do you have a cracked or broken tooth that needs repair? Are you missing teeth? Are you experiencing pain anywhere in your mouth? Do you maybe have several problems and you aren’t quite sure where to start? Moore Family Dentistry in Pelham, AL has a solution – restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is the practice of diagnosing and treating problems linked to teeth and gum function. This includes repairs made on damaged and infected tissue, gums, and teeth. Pelham dentist Dr. Spencer Moore is skilled in restorative dentistry and will work carefully with you to identify your current concerns and come up with a treatment plan that addresses your most pressing problems first (including treating any pain) and helps you meet your goals and your needs while staying within your budget. Depending on your specific needs and your insurance coverage, we are always happy to discuss your financing options with you, which include Care Credit. We also accept all major credit cards. Restorative Dental Options in Pelham, AL Some of the most commonly used procedures in restorative dentistry are dental crowns and bridges, fillings, and dental implants. These procedures may be used separately or, if you have a bigger need, combined for a full-mouth reconstruction. Dental crowns – Crowns, sometimes known as “caps,” are protective covers that fit over your tooth to support and protect it. They are often used to treat teeth that are fractured, broken, or weakened by extensive filling or root canal therapy. Crowns can be made from a range of materials, but many patients prefer porcelain crowns because of the way they blend in so well with the other teeth. Dental bridges – Bridges fix the gap left in your teeth when you are missing a tooth. A bridge is made up of an artificial tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by two crowns, which can be affixed to the adjacent teeth or to dental implants, depending on your needs and the number of teeth that need replacing. Dental fillings – Tooth-colored or metal fillings restore a tooth that has been damaged by injury or decay. To place the filling, Dr. Moore removes any decayed material and then fills the space that is left with the composite material. Sealing this hole prevents further exposure to bacteria and infection. Dental implants – These are permanent fixes for missing teeth. Dr. Moore surgically places the titanium post into your jawbone, where it becomes a permanent part of the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once you heal, a lifelike crown will be attached to the post. Implants look so natural and realistic, that you will have trouble telling which is the implant and which is your own tooth! Full-Mouth Reconstruction – This is ideal if you are already experiencing severe dental problems. This is both a restorative and cosmetic procedure. The treatment aims to improve and restore a range of dental functions.

Keywords: Restorative Dentistry

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