What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Find out how restorative dentistry can help you maintain a healthier smile. 

We all know that we need to visit the dentist twice a year in order to get routine checkups and cleanings; however, you may not be too sure what cosmetic or restorative dentistry is and how they differ from one another. While cosmetic dentistry focuses on how to improve or enhance your smile’s appearance our Lethbridge, AB, dentist Dr. David Gunderson also offers winning restorative dentistry that is designed to treat underlying issues to improve the overall health and function of your smile.

What are some types of restorative dentistry? 

If our Lethbridge, AB, dentist has told you that you have a cavity, infected dental pulp, or damaged tooth, then your smile is going to benefit from restorative dentistry. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to make sure that your smile is completely functional, and any problems that may affect the health or integrity of your smile need to be repaired by our restorative dentistry team. We can easily,

  • Fill cavities with dental fillings
  • Place dental crowns over damaged, weak or teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy
  • Fill gaps and replace missing teeth with bridges, dentures, or implants
  • Perform root canals to remove an infected dental pulp
  • Extract teeth when they are irreparable

I’m missing a tooth. What should I do? 

Our Lethbridge, AB, restorative dentistry team offers an amazing variety of tooth replacement options that fit your needs and concerns. We offer dental bridges, dentures, and implants. So, whether you are looking for a false tooth that will last forever, that’s quick to place or that stays within your budget, we have the options you need to restore your smile after tooth loss.

I have a cavity. Now what? 

Cavities are one of the most common oral issues we see. Luckily, it’s an easy fix. We simply need to remove the cavity and then fill those holes in your tooth with a tooth-colored dental resin that can be shaped over the holes to strengthen the tooth while also improving its appearance.

I have a broken or cracked tooth. What should I do?

If you are dealing with significant damage to your tooth, this is considered a dental emergency. You should come into our office right away for care. The goal is always to save the tooth whenever possible. In most cases, we can save the tooth by reapplying the broken pieces or by placing a dental crown over the tooth.

Do you have a question about the restorative dentistry services we offer here in Lethbridge, AB? If so, don’t hesitate to call All West Dental at (403) 380-3300 to ask us any questions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gunderson.

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