Restorative Dentistry in Salt Lake City, UT

Restorative dentistry is a type of dentistry focused on restoring the function and health of the teeth and gums through different dental treatments. When a patient suffers from decay, trauma to the tooth, or missing teeth, our dentist at ProCare Dental will work to restore their oral health and wellness through various treatments and procedures. This may involve fillings, crowns, or even the use of dentures. If left untreated, these ailments can lead to other health complications, such as infection, poor nutrition, and gum disease. This is why we work to provide patients with the most conservative and effective care possible.

Types of Restorative Dental Procedures

Root Canal 

Root canal therapy removes infected nerves from inside the tooth’s roots. The infected nerve is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to eliminate pain and prevent further decay from developing.

Dental Crowns 

Patients with severely damaged teeth due to cavities or injury may benefit from dental crowns. These restorations are designed to conceal any visible signs of damage to the teeth and restore the look and function of the smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Fillings repair small areas of missing or damaged tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that can be custom shaded to match the exact shade of the patient’s natural teeth.

Dental Implants

An implant replaces the entire tooth from root to crown, rather than just the tooth’s visible portion. The dental implant is a small titanium screw placed in the jawbone to act as a replacement tooth root. Dental implants are a popular option for many patients because they offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. 

The Advantages of Restorative Dentistry Treatments

Some patients experience pain due to sensitivity or decay, so restorative treatment may be necessary to improve oral function and health. Restorative dental treatments restore health to teeth and gums that may have been compromised by poor hygiene, trauma, injury, or disease.

Restorative dentistry treatments include fillings, inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and dentures. These procedures help to preserve natural tooth structure and prevent further damage from occurring in the future. Treatments like root canal therapy remove damaged or infected parts of the teeth to prevent further infection from spreading to other teeth or the gums.

Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home is the best way for patients to prevent the need for restorative dental care. Patients can prevent cavities by brushing at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and avoiding sugary, acidic foods and drinks that can cause plaque buildup. Flossing daily will help to remove food particles between teeth and along the gum line, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.

For more information about restorative care or other dental procedures, visit ProCare Dental at 1377 E 3900 S #202, Salt Lake City, 84124, or call (801) 278-2817.