Restorative Dentistry in Austin, TX
Preventative maintenance is the most straightforward, economical approach to maintaining a beautiful smile. Fortunately, restorative dentistry may restore the smile to its original beauty even if your teeth are chipped or decaying. Here are a few of the dental restoration services that Dr. Emily Zaramella, DDS provides.
A tooth filling is the most well-known essential restorative treatment. The dentist may clean any decay, dry and disinfect the region, and fill up the cavity with resin composites when a tooth does have a cavity that doesn't necessitate more comprehensive treatment, like a root canal.
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy" center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
The crown is yet another restorative dental procedure. A crown is an outer protective cover crafted to fit tightly as an external layer over the damaged tooth.
Dental crowns may be created from various materials, but they are often constructed of ceramic, a durable material that is fitted to the hue of the tooth.
A crown is often meticulously designed to fit the teeth precisely, resulting in a firm seal and a high degree of security. The dentist will first record the patient's bite using an imprint. A crown will be created from this impression, flawlessly complementing the patient's dental structure and other teeth. After the crown is created, it will be examined and secured in place using a strong, specialized dental cement.
A dental implant surgery entails screwing a prosthetic tooth over titanium supports fused to the jaw. Since dental bridges and dentures do not serve as tooth roots or encourage bone formation, implants are said to be the closest approach to natural teeth.
The implants repair the patient's teeth's functioning and enhance their aesthetics, making it possible for them to talk and eat meals normally.
A bridge can be necessary if you lack one or even more teeth. The gap is filled with an artificial tooth, and the neighboring teeth's crowns keep the bridge in position. This closes the gap in the smile, provides a healthy bite, and promotes the mouth's overall health.
At Dr. Emily Zaramella, DDS, extractions are always the last option. With further procedures like fillings, crowns, and root canals, we always try to keep at least a piece of the tooth. An extraction can be required if the damage to the tooth is too severe to repair. Next, to prevent you from feeling self-conscious, various restorative dental solutions, like implants and bridges, may close the gap in the mouth.