Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that restores or improves the function of your teeth. This includes fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and dentures. At AC Dentistry, we use restorative dentistry procedures to improve your overall oral health and help prevent decay and disease.
Composite fillings (tooth-colored fillings) are an excellent option for restoring teeth that have been affected by decay or fractures. Composite fillings are metal-free and tooth-colored, making them an excellent choice for cavity fillings as well as cosmetic improvements. These fillings will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, making it possible for you to maintain the natural appearance of your smile.
Dental implants are titanium tooth roots used to replace missing tooth roots. They serve as anchors for artificial teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and, once they are healed, an abutment is placed on top. The abutment helps connect the implant to the artificial tooth or teeth.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can be placed over damaged teeth to restore their look and function. Crowns are sometimes used to cover dental implants or to anchor a bridge. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal.
A dental bridge is a type of tooth replacement that is made up of an artificial tooth and crowns placed on adjacent natural teeth or dental implants for support. A dental bridge includes one or more replacement teeth anchored to dental crowns on either side. These dental crowns fit over the healthy teeth on each side of the gap.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth has sustained significant decay or has an infection. In such cases, our dentist in Birmingham, AL may recommend a root canal, which removes the infected portion of the tooth and seals it with a crown.
A root canal can relieve pain associated with a damaged or infected tooth. It can also save a damaged tooth, which can ultimately save your bite and your smile.
A full denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch. They are a great option for patients who want an affordable way to replace all of their teeth. Full dentures can be secured using dental implants or with adhesives.
Partial dentures are removable dental appliances that fill in gaps in your smile if you have lost one or several teeth. Typically, partial dentures are secured with clips or brackets. However, they can also be secured by dental implants.
Partial dentures can improve your smile as well as your ability to bite, chew, and digest food. They also provide support to your lips and cheeks, which can improve the appearance of your face.
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, visit AC Dentistry at 7350 Cahaba Valley Rd. #106, Birmingham, AL 35242, or call (205) 533-6799.