Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Valerie M. Preston, DDS, PA -  - Dentist

VP Dental

Valerie M. Preston, DDS, PA

Dentist located in Raleigh, NC

Restorative dentistry can help you improve your dental health and overcome even serious oral hygiene concerns, like tooth decay. At VP Dental in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valerie M. Preston, DDS, PA, provides comprehensive restorative dentistry services to help you chew, talk, and smile with ease. Contact the office today, or book an appointment online to learn more.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry includes many services that improve the health and function of your teeth. It includes the treatment and rehabilitation of tooth and gum diseases to help restore your smile and ability to chew and talk easily. It may include removing diseased or damaged parts of your teeth or entire teeth then replacing them with natural-looking artificial teeth or fillers.

Restorative dentistry services may include:

  • Tooth Filling
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canals

To restore your smile, you may need one or more of these services. Dr. Preston and her team can help you create a restorative dentistry plan that’s right for you. You can receive all the above services in her office, making it easier to care for your teeth.

Why do I need restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is used when your teeth have suffered damage or decay. This damage can occur for many reasons, including injuries, poor dental hygiene, aging, or some health conditions.

Common conditions treated by restorative dentistry include:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Infections
  • Missing or loose teeth
  • Weak teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth

These conditions may cause pain and keep you from chewing, talking, or even smiling fully. Restorative dentistry gets rid of these conditions, while restoring a natural, healthy appearance to your teeth.

How do I care for my restored teeth?

Once your restorative dentistry services are complete, it’s vital that you practice proper dental hygiene to maintain your oral health. Great hygiene techniques can help you preserve your gums and natural teeth, so you won’t need more restorative services in the future.

Proper dental hygiene includes:

  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice per day or more often
  • Flossing once per day or more often
  • Visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings or more as recommended
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Avoiding drinks that stain both your natural and artificial teeth

If you have removable dentures or a removable dental bridge, you’ll also need to care for that appliance by brushing it properly. At night, you should leave your dentures in water to help prevent them from drying out and cracking.

Dr. Preston and her expert team can help you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile again. From dental implants to dental education, she provides all the care you need for great health in one place. Contact the office today, or book an appointment online to take the first step toward healthier teeth.