Decayed, chipped, discolored, or missing teeth are uncomfortable and embarrassing. Fortunately, the restorative dentistry procedures that Quincy Attipoe, DDS, offers at Amazing Grace Family Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, can help repair these damages and restore your smile’s natural brilliance. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the restorative services Amazing Grace Family Dentistry provides.
Restorative dentistry, often called prosthodontic dentistry, refers to any type of dental procedure that involves both the prevention and treatment of oral diseases.
Some common oral procedures associated with restorative dentistry include:
The goal of restorative dentistry is to keep your teeth as healthy and natural as possible while routinely repairing any damage incurred along the way.
Dental bridges are recommended if you suffer from missing teeth. To create a sturdy bridge and keep your natural teeth intact, Dr. Attipoe uses your existing teeth to connect the dental appliance to a durable material like gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain. A typical dental bridge consists of two abutments, which support the structure, and a pontic to fill the space in between.
Discoloration, tooth decay, or cracked teeth happen to the best of us, but that doesn’t mean we have to feel uncomfortable with our own smiles. A dental crown can help cover up these flaws in your teeth and restore your confidence. Crowns are typically made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold — durable materials that are built to last.
A complete missing teeth replacement, dentures are generally suggested for those with more than a couple of missing teeth. Depending on your case, you may opt for full dentures or partial dentures that suit your personal lifestyle. Full dentures are put in place when all your natural teeth are removed from your mouth and replaced, while partial dentures are less intense and more like a removable bridge.
Dr. Attipoe may recommend a bonding treatment to help fill in tooth gaps, cracks, or to cover up discoloration and yellow stains. He applies a composite resin to the damaged tooth or teeth and sculpts it over an adhesive gel that is then placed over your teeth. Safe and affordable, bonding can last up to 10 years with proper at-home care and routine visits to your dentist.
Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the restorative dentistry options that Amazing Grace Family Dentistry has to offer.