What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Imperfect teeth, tooth loss, or pain in your gums are just a few of the many issues that can affect your oral health. They can also cause you to lose confidence in your smile. Restorative dentistry can change all of that for you. It offers repairs for a multitude of dental issues that restore the function of your mouth and can change the way you feel about your appearance, too.
At VP Dental in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Valerie M. Preston and the rest of our team offer the highest level of care for your restorative dentistry needs. We can help improve any dental situation of concern.
Reasons you may need restorative dentistry
You might need restorative dentistry for various reasons. When you come in to see us at the practice for your routine visit, we can determine if you have any dental issues.
We may recommend a restorative procedure if you have:
- • Cavities
- • Missing teeth
- • Misshapen teeth
- • Chipped teeth
- • Gaps
- • Worn down surfaces
- • Gum disease
You might need a restoration procedure if you have pain in your mouth that affects your ability to chew food. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures when eating or drinking, that’s a sign that your mouth needs dental attention, as well. Your teeth and gums can begin to suffer and take on unfortunate consequences if problems go ignored.
To repair your teeth and gums, we provide different options depending on the condition of your oral health and what needs to be restored.
Types of restorative dentistry
Restorative dentistry does more than just help repair your teeth and gums. It can also have cosmetic benefits. We offer many types of restorative care, including:
- • Fillings
- • Root canals
- • Crowns
- • Bridges
- • Implants
- • Inlays
- • Onlays
- • Dentures
- • Bonding
- • Veneers
At your appointment, we give you a thorough examination to determine if you have any dental issues that might need restorative dentistry. We then talk with you about the best options to get your oral health at its peak performance and to help you feel confident about your smile.
How to avoid the need for restorative dentistry
To keep your oral health strong, follow our guidelines for oral hygiene, which include:
- • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- • Floss daily
- • Change your toothbrush every three to four months
- • Use a fluoride toothpaste
- • Visit our team for routine cleanings twice a year
Take care of your teeth and gums daily to keep your mouth healthy and to keep you smiling.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Preston and our team, contact us today. Call (919) 230-6121 or book your visit online. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message.