At Neumann & Bohrer Family Dentistry, function is just as important as form. That’s why we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options. That’s right, we’re not just a place to get another pretty face, we also want to make sure that smile is going to perform well for years to come. That’s why our practice is part utility and part beauty to give you both the experience and value you need in your dental work.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Any dental work that makes your teeth or mouth work better can be considered restorative dentistry. It can be a little confusing because restorative and cosmetic often overlap, but you can think of it this way: if the repair you need is strictly about how your teeth look, not how they function, it’s a cosmetic treatment.
If the repair also restores your ability to chew better, improves jaw function, or treats or prevents disease, it’s likely to be restorative. Of course, we’re constantly striving to learn new ways to do all of this better and more effectively, so the procedures we offer in each category are constantly changing to keep up with the latest technology.
A few common restorative processes you may encounter include:
Crowns, Bridges and Onlays
Meant to restore a few teeth or the surface of a tooth, crowns, bridges and onlays can be made using several different materials, depending on the location in your mouth. We’ll preserve as much of your healthy, but damaged, teeth as possible to minimize the impact of the procedure.
Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to extract a tooth that’s otherwise healthy but has an infection in the root. That’s what a root canal is for! We use root canals to protect your natural teeth to help extend their natural lives.
Although more involved than a crown or a bridge, a dental implant is useful when your own tooth is damaged beyond repair, but the neighbors are all in good shape. It’s essentially a new artificial tooth that’s placed in much like how your teeth naturally grow to ensure a good fit.
Whether full or partial, dentures can completely restore your ability to chew and properly pronounce words, and they can even strengthen facial muscles! We can help you decide what sort of denture will work best for your needs when you come in to discuss the process.