Having a smile that is beautiful and healthy is at the top of the list when it comes to Libertyville Dental Associates. Restorative dentistry helps you get there and is a remarkable way to get your teeth and gums back in shape.

Healthy smiles are better for oral and overall health and something that everyone should have access to.

Restorative Dentistry Libertyville

Restorative dentistry brings your teeth and gums back to health. For example, if you have a cracked tooth the dental team will examine it before making recommendations.

Depending on the damage you may require a simple repair with dental bonding. Other restorative dentistry treatments could include an inlay, onlay or dental crown.

Although dental implants are considered cosmetic they are also restorative because they are filling the gap where the tooth used to be.

If you follow the Libertyville Dental Associates Blog you will recall that missing teeth cause issues for other teeth. Those issues include crowding. In some cases the opposite tooth will move into the space as well.

All of these things can be avoided with any type of restorative dentistry. However, the only replacement that helps bone growth is a dental implant.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth. This type of restoration consists of a post and artificial tooth. The posts or screws are made from titanium or Zirconia for people with metal allergies.

Implants are surgically placed in or on the jawbone. After placement the surgery is allowed to heal. This takes anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. If bone grafting is involved the healing time is usually extended.

Once your implants are ready your new artificial teeth are permanently attached to the posts or screws.  

Healthy Bites and Joints

Having healthy teeth and gums start with a foundation. That foundation is your chewing system. An unhealthy one is not good for your teeth and gums.

Your temporomandibular joints are what hinge your jaws together. If it is out of balance your teeth won’t wear evenly. Moreover, those with a disorder will usually grind teeth. Both of those issues are a recipe for disaster for both natural teeth and dental restorations.

Restorative dentistry examines your jaw joints, bite, tongue, cheeks, muscles and tendons along with your teeth and gums. This tells the doctors what needs to be done to get your smile back to health.

Restorative Dentistry in Libertyville

If you would like to learn more about restorative dentistry call or send a direct message and have a chat with Libertyville Dental Associates today.