Restorative dentistry is often recommended to improve the function and form of teeth that have been affected by decay, trauma, or other damage. Our doctors offer a range of procedures at our Nashville, TN, office, including durable, natural-looking crowns, bridges, or dentures. Your dentist will always take the time to listen to your goals and concerns, answering all your questions and determining which treatment plan is best for your unique needs. For patients paying out of pocket, we accept CareCredit® financing, because we believe that everyone deserves a healthy, radiant smile.
Commonly Performed Procedures
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses on replacing or strengthening damaged teeth, while helping patients recover their ability to eat, smile, and speak comfortably again. Rather than emphasizing the cosmetic appeal of your smile, restorative treatment aims to improve patients' oral health.
Your dentist will always take the time to listen to your goals and concerns, answering all your questions and determining which treatment plan is best for your unique needs.
Whether you need a tooth extraction, chipped tooth repair, cavity repair, dental crown or bridge, or a full mouth reconstruction, these types of procedures can help you get back to your normal routine. Restorative dentistry offers several versatile treatment options and approaches including:
Dental implants are surgically placed titanium posts inserted into your jaw bone. After several months, a process called osseointegration fuses the titanium with your jawbone, creating a stable and permanent foundation for restorations. By replacing missing dental roots, implants preserve a strong, healthy jaw. We can evaluate your candidacy, coordinate care, and refer you to a trusted doctor for the placement of implants, then provide beautiful-looking restorations.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Traditional crowns are designed to strengthen and protect weak, damaged teeth. An implant-supported crown can replace a single missing tooth. Our office also offers all-ceramic crowns and IPS e.max® dental crowns. Whether traditional or implant-supported, dental bridges can replace one or more adjacent missing teeth and allow you to eat and chew comfortably again. This is also a good option for preserving the alignment of your remaining teeth and the youthful shape of your cheeks and face.
Implant-supported dentures are similar to implant-supported bridges in that the restorations are attached to permanent implants. This option is better for your jaw bone density and preservation in the long run, because simply wearing dentures on top of your gums allows the jawbone to atrophy underneath.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction treatment plan often includes extractions, implants, and different restoration options. Patients eligible for this treatment are usually those missing several teeth. They might also be suffering from extensive damage due to decay, which is often coupled with gum disease. In these cases, your doctor may need to perform gum or bone grafts to reinforce your gums or jawbone.
Dental fillings are often sufficient for small to medium-sized cavities in one or more teeth. This treatment can strengthen your bite and prevent further problems once your doctor has removed all the damaged or decayed tissue.
Amalgam Filling Replacement
Our doctors prefer tooth-colored fillings for their numerous benefits. In addition to offering new fillings made of composite, we can also replace older amalgam restorations.
By improving function, restorative dentistry often results in a more aesthetic smile in the process. However, patients who want even more significant cosmetic improvements can benefit from combining restorative treatments with porcelain veneers or teeth whitening.
Restore Your Health and Appearance
If you are suffering from extensive damage to your teeth or gums, we offer compassionate care and personalized plans for every need. To learn more about our restorative dentistry options or to schedule a consultation, contact us using our online form.