“Restorative dentistry” is a term to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, our goal is always to improve your smile – in short, to maintain or restore your dental health.
Restorative dentistry covers everything from filling cavities to dental implants. Filling a cavity can stop tooth decay in its tracks. And replacing a lost tooth with an implant prevents bone loss and facial sag, keeps remaining teeth from moving around, and restores chewing power and smiles.
Other restorative dentistry procedures include:
- Dental crowns. These are tooth-shaped caps that are used to strengthen and improve the structure of a tooth.
- Bridges. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement procedure in which an artificial tooth is anchored on either side of a gap, to “bridge” the area where there are missing teeth.
Before we wrap up this short article, we’d like to offer a word on categories. Some practices will call dental implants restorative dentistry. Some will call them cosmetic dentistry. Others still will put them in a category all their own. As Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco our services include restorative and general dentistry. People from Woodway, Hewitt, and Robinson come to our office to proect their dental health. Call us today to schedule your next checkup!