Restorative dentistry uses custom oral prosthetics, like crowns, bridges, or dental implants to repair decaying, damaged, or missing teeth. These treatment methods preserve your smile and reduce the need for extractions and other more complex procedures.
At Tukwila Dental Smiles, the team offers a full suite of restorative dental services, including:
A filling is a restoration that repairs decaying tooth enamel. At Tukwila Dental Smiles, the team uses tooth-colored fillings. These fillings mimic the appearance of your natural tooth enamel, ensuring the restoration blends in with your smile.
A crown is a synthetic cap bonded on top of a damaged or severely decaying tooth. The crown restores your tooth to its near-original shape, strength, and size. With good oral hygiene, crowns last 10-12 years* and sometimes longer.
A dental bridge closes a gap in your smile. Specifically, it bridges a space left behind by a knocked-out or extracted permanent tooth. To hold the bridge in place, your Tukwila Dental Smiles provider bonds crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental implants are posts of titanium that replace your permanent teeth. Your provider puts them into your jaw during a brief operation, and the implants integrate with your jaw. When your mouth heals, the implants provide a foundation for crowns, a bridge, or fixed dentures.
Dentures are removable oral prosthetics. If you don’t have enough jaw bone to support dental implants, the team might recommend dentures instead.
If you want to keep your dental restoration in optimal condition, it’s essential to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Tukwila Dental Smiles recommends:
It’s also a good idea to keep sugary snacks and drinks to a minimum. Doing so can reduce your risk of a cavity.
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Tukwila Dental Smiles by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
*Individual results may vary.