Dental trauma, poor oral hygiene, and other factors can create problems like tooth damage and loss. Fixing these problems with restorative dental services can renew the smile’s full function, aesthetics, and health. Our restorative dentistry services in San Antonio, TX, also help patients in their everyday lives. Functional issues from jaw pain, broken teeth, and missing teeth can make life uncomfortable.
Restorative dentistry is a part of our complete dental services. After you receive restorative care, you can find it simpler to eat and speak comfortably. Restorative care aims to keep you healthy and maintain your full mouth function.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative care offers many advantages if you have damaged or missing teeth. Our restorative dental treatments:
- Improve bite function
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth
- Restore lost tooth structure
Living with cracked, chipped, and missing teeth may make it harder to bite, chew, or speak. Bite disorders like TMD can create chronic headaches and jaw problems. These problems can affect your health, nutrition, comfort, and confidence.
Receiving restorative dental treatment can improve your quality of life. As your restorative dentist office, we will work with you to make your teeth, gums, and jaw functional. Your oral health can impact your overall health. We will find the problems that affect your everyday life and provide customized treatment to meet your needs.
Restorative Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
We can restore one or more missing teeth, cover worn and damaged teeth, and provide TMJ night guards. Learn more about each of our restorative treatments:
Tooth crowns are restorations that act like caps to cover worn and damaged teeth. Crowns are color-matched and custom-made to look like natural teeth and blend in with the smile. We use porcelain dental crowns because they offer a natural look yet provide durability for patients to bite and chew naturally.
Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, are tooth-colored restorations. They can treat damage to the tooth’s surface. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate pieces that bond to teeth.
We use dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants consist of titanium anchors that act like artificial tooth roots. An abutment connects this anchor to a tooth-colored restoration.
Implants can secure crowns, bridges, and dentures. Unlike traditional or removable tooth restorations, implants support restorations by replacing the teeth at the root. We place titanium implant posts into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the posts fuse to the jaw bone, they offer stability for restorations.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) occur when there is an injury or stress to the joints that helps you bite and chew. As a result, you can experience headaches, teeth clenching and grinding, jaw pain, and tooth wear.
We recommend physical therapy to relieve tension in the facial muscles and nightguards to prevent tooth damage and pain from teeth clenching and grinding. To learn more about how we treat and diagnose TMJ disorders, please see TMJ Treatment.
What Happens If You Neglect Your Dental Health
Restorative dental concerns can quickly increase in severity if you do not receive prompt dental care. If you do not receive restorative treatment, you can experience:
- Tooth Loss: If you already have tooth loss from a dental infection, you will likely lose more teeth. Infection can also enter through large tooth fractures. Receiving an implant restoration or dental crown can prevent further tooth loss. Repairing a damaged tooth also can prevent problems like a tooth infection.
- Pain: Tooth infections, teeth clenching and grinding, and bite disorders create chronic pain. We don’t want you to live with chronic pain in your mouth, jaw, or face. Treating damaged or missing teeth can create a more comfortable and even bite. Addressing TMD can also improve bite function and comfort.
- Tooth Damage: Dental crowns are one of the best options for damaged teeth. Crowns can cover worn, fractured, and broken teeth to create an even, comfortable bite. Problems like TMJ disorders can damage teeth. Treating TMD can prevent tooth wear from continual teeth clenching and grinding.
Many patients may think that restorative care is expensive. However, Smile Land Family Dental is in-network with dental health insurance plans. We will help you fit dental treatment into your budget.
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
Our dental office provides restorative dental care for patients, whether they have a worn tooth or all their teeth missing. In some cases, patients need to treat several dental problems. We may recommend a full mouth restoration that uses multiple restorative treatments for these patients.
A full mouth restoration is a great option if you have bite problems, tooth damage, and missing teeth. However, before we recommend a restoration, we will thoroughly examine your mouth. We will take X-rays to examine your teeth, gums, and jaw.
If you have a tooth or gum infection, we will recommend treatment to restore your oral health first. Then, once you are healthy, we can create a custom treatment plan to restore your smile.
Renew Your Smile
Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Is your uneven bite creating TMJ problems? You likely need restorative dental care.
Contact Smile Land Family Dental for restorative dentistry care in San Antonio, TX, at 210-939-9689. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Abazid online. If you have any questions about restorative care, please let us know at your next visit. We’re here to help you find the right restorative treatment for you.