When dental damage occurs, it can feel overwhelming and, sometimes, insurmountable for the patient. We totally understand this, and our Saint Louis dentists are here to help take the stress and pressure out of this restorative dentistry experience. Keep reading to learn more about the treatments we use to repair and rebuild smiles.
Obviously, the type of treatment that is right for you will depend on the current state of your smile. We can combine treatment options in order to personalize your results, if necessary.
One of the fastest and most affordable restorative options available today is dental bonding. Dental bonding works by applying composite resin to the patient’s natural tooth. Once the resin is applied and shaped, our dentist will cure it, so that it hardens and bonds to the enamel. Bonding can be used to repair cracks and rebuild chipped enamel. Bonding can also cover stains and discoloration, and close gaps between teeth. Many people choose dental bonding because the entire treatment process can be completed in just one appointment.
Customized restorations are used to rebuild damaged teeth after trauma or infection. Our team crafts restorations from porcelain, and we custom-shade the restorations to blend with the patient’s natural enamel. These crowns are completely metal-free, and designed to hold up to the wear and tear of daily life.
Our dental team also provides tooth replacement treatments to restore missing teeth. Individual dental implants, for example, are permanently embedded in the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue—a small titanium screw/post serves the function of the missing tooth root. Then, this ersatz root is capped with an abutment and personalized restoration. Once the entire process is completed, the patient has a stable replacement tooth, which actually helps to maintain the patient’s oral health. The titanium of the dental implant bonds with the natural jawbone, thus supporting healthy jawbone density.
Our Saint Louis dentists always personalize restorative treatment plans to meet our patients’ unique needs. It’s crucial, when undergoing restorative care, that the treatment not only looks great, but also fits seamlessly into the structure of the overall maxillofacial structure.
As always, you can reach out to our dental team to learn more and to schedule a personal consultation with our team. There’s no reason to keep living with unsightly and unhealthy dental damage!