Restorative dentistry uses special tools and oral prosthetics to repair damaged, decaying, or missing teeth. It’s a safe and effective way to correct potentially serious issues and preserve your oral health for years to come.
Dr. Fieldsmith offers a variety of restorative dental services, including:
A crown is an oral restoration that Dr. Fieldsmith bonds on top of a damaged, decaying, or severely weakened tooth. It improves the strength and function of your tooth, making it easy to bite and chew with confidence.
If you lose one or several permanent teeth due to trauma or decay, you might benefit from a bridge. A bridge closes a gap in your smile, reducing the risk of gum recession, bone loss, or shifting teeth.
Implants are screw-like posts that Dr. Fieldsmith inserts into your jaw. Afterward, they integrate with your bone and provide a long-lasting foundation for a crown, a bridge, or fixed dentures. Implants look very similar to your natural teeth. What’s more, with preventive maintenance and good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime.
If you develop a small or medium-sized cavity, Dr. Fieldsmith might recommend a dental filling. A tooth-colored filling repairs the damage to your tooth enamel that tooth decay causes.
If you have missing permanent teeth but aren’t interested in implants, you might benefit from dentures. Dentures are removable oral prosthetics that sit on top of your gums. They can replace several teeth in a row or an entire arch of teeth.
A root canal treats an infected or severely damaged tooth. During treatment, Dr. Fieldsmith removes the pulp from the center of your tooth and replaces it with a synthetic material called gutta-percha. That preserves your tooth and eliminates the need for an extraction.
The number of appointments that your restorative dentistry takes depends on the type of restoration you receive. Fillings typically take a single visit, but more complex prosthetics, like crowns, bridges, and implants, often take two or even three.
Dr. Fieldsmith can determine if you might benefit from restorative dentistry. Following an oral exam, a review of your dental health history, and a discussion of what you like and dislike about your smile, he can make recommendations that align with your needs.
To request a restorative dentistry consultation at the practice of Wayne T. Fieldsmith, DDS, call the office today or click the online booking feature.