Your teeth may not be as healthy as they used to be. Whether due to years of wear and tear or poor care, the function and appearance of your smile may be in need of attention. Restorative dentistry utilizes recovery-oriented techniques that often overlap with cosmetic and general dentistry techniques to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Clint Newman is especially devoted to tailoring unique step-by-step programs to each individual patient. If you are ready to take the first step to improving your smile with restorative dentistry, please contact our Nashville office to schedule a consult.
Restoring the function, integrity, and appearance of missing tooth structure is the essential purpose of restorative dentistry. Structural loss of teeth is typically a result of external trauma but is also implemented intentionally to prepare a tooth for restorative or cosmetic procedures that are intended to improve smile aesthetics.
Restorative dentistry procedures are designed for patients whose oral health is deteriorating with age or from a lack of proper preventive care. The desired results of restorative dentistry are often both health-oriented and cosmetic. Generally, while improving the health of teeth with crowns, bridges, or bonding, cosmetic enhancement is simultaneously achieved. Consequently, one can benefit from restorative dentistry at our Nashville office by accomplishing better health and hygiene as well as a boost in confidence and comfort.
Dental implants are placed within the bone in the jaw to emulate a tooth root and are the preferred method of tooth replacement. Typically a crown will be placed on the implant to deliver the most natural-looking, long-lasting, permanent solution to a missing tooth.
Dental bonding, used to repair decaying, chipped, or cracked teeth, requires the application of a highly durable plastic, tooth-colored resin to a roughened tooth that is then hardened using a special light.
Dental bridges are used to literally bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. Using crowns over the teeth on either side of the gap and a pontic, or false tooth, to fill the gap, dental bridges act as a fixed, partial denture that is anchored to the adjacent teeth.
Dental crowns completely cap or surround a tooth and are used particularly when the growth of a large cavity needs to be halted. Crowns are also useful to improve the strength of the tooth. When partial coverage solutions such as veneers are not available, the full-coverage dental crown can change the shape, size, or shade of a patient’s tooth.
Restorative dentistry techniques have been utilized by Dr. Newman at his Nashville office for many years and the procedures have the potential to bring his patients some of the most rewarding results. With confidence in your smile and your appearance, you will be able to laugh without the embarrassment of missing teeth, eat without pain caused by missing teeth, and rest assured that your oral health is at its best.
If you are interested in pursuing restorative dentistry or have questions about our practice or the procedures we offer, please feel free to contact our office for more information.