Our Saint Louis Dentist Answers Your Questions About Restorative Treatments

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jun 27, 2023

When you’re faced with dental damage or aesthetic problems, our Saint Louis dentists will help you get back on track. Today we’re going to be giving you some more information on restoring your smile with state-of-the-art technologies.

When is restorative treatment necessary?

You may require restorative dental treatment for a number of different reasons, but there are a few key factors that prompt restorative care. It is crucial that you undergo treatment if the damage you’ve sustained will become more severe, or spread to other parts of the smile, over time. A cavity, for example, can move through the entire tooth structure, and even infect jaw and bone tissue. Obviously, you also want to seek treatment if you’re experiencing pain, and if the damage is unsightly. 

What kinds of material do our Saint Louis dentists use to treat damage?

Our team utilizes state-of-the-art materials to rebuild and repair teeth. Custom-shaded composite resin and tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with the patient’s natural dental enamel. We also place porcelain, metal-free restorations to rebuild missing tooth structure. The materials we use are designed to look attractive and natural while standing the test of time. 

What about tooth replacement treatments?

The most transformative restorative treatments we provide are tooth replacement solutions. Individual dental implants are the state-of-the-art option available in dentistry today. These replacement teeth actually extend into the patient’s jawbone tissue with a titanium root. Dental implants are permanent, oral-health-boosting replacement teeth that go far beyond what has historically been possible in dentistry. Excitingly, we can also permanently anchor larger dental prostheses, like dentures, into the patient’s smile using mini dental implant roots. When considering tooth replacement treatments for you, we’ll take into account your timeline, budget, oral health goals, and post-treatment maintenance preferences.

The sooner that you’re able to treat existing oral health problems, the better off you’ll be in the long run. So, give our Saint Louis dentists a call to get started!